It’s crazy to me how bad they are evaluating FA pen arms when they so good at drafting and developing pitching. The amount of money they have shelled out the last 2-3 years on completely worthless pen bums is insane. They def need miller to be better, wanna say he was marginally better second half and playoffs but still nowhere near what they paid for and his velo on fb and slider has dropped significantly, he really couldn’t even get outs w his fastball last year but his slider still remains pretty filthy with a more than respectable strike out rate (nowhere near his prime tho). We still paying Cecil a crazy amount I think! Seems like he gonna get every chance this spring, looked awful yesterday.was looking at the bullpen last night and think there's a lot of decent arms but i worry nobody besides Gallegos (youth) and Helsey (big arm but unproven) is that great. Miller seems like he's on the downside of his career and who knows what we'll get from Brebbia, then can Webb go three hitters?
Another good showing from him today. So now 2 innings with no hits or walks and 3k’s. Junior in Cecil way way way out. Another 10 mil (give or take) they gonna have to eat on a garbage pen free agent contract.Junior Fernandez looks like he could potentially break into our pen and be a asset: his k rate really spiked last year, mid 90s heat with plus off speed. His control needs work but nothing damning.
Pun? LolGomber looked fantastic today. Even with mikolas injury it might be tough to trim this rotation down to 5! Of course depth at starting pitching a must and usually works itself out.
dejung looks great so far. Making me think I might just be right about his career arc and him potentially having a monster year. They really need him to take another step cause Im still incredibly worried about the production we gonna get from the outfield. Bader tries to bunt for a hit every game. Feel like he should be working on things he can’t do (like hit a baseball when swinging at it) but guess he doesn’t wanna show all his holes and risk losing his job as he should! Guess he doesn’t know cardinals decide they like someone and play them regardless how bad they suck (ala fowler). 2 black holes in the lineup where could be O’Neal and Thomas who both have way more potential imo.
lol. No but pretty funny.Pun? Lol
Were you playing the show or something? I don’t think carp even had a ab today, still complaining bout his back. Dejung, O’Neal, and Ortega (whoever he is) hit cards 3 home runs which accounted for all 4 runs. Carp hasn’t played since the 24th and no home runs.I see Carp been working a lot on his swing. Paid off there with a nice homer
division is incredibly balanced with what id consider bunch of slightly above average teams. Honestly I’m more scared of cincy than milw and prob scrubbies. Reds did a lot to help the offense and that pitching staff is potentially filthy with excellent starting rotation, couple solid guys for 7-8th, and a dominate closer.Gonna be tough for them. Cubs and brewers will still be good
strange. He could have did us a huge solid and took fowler with him!!The infielder left camp for home without telling anyone. Muñoz was reportedly unhappy with his role on the team.apple.news
of course after I say this he goes and walks couple guys. Lol. Stepped out for a bit so didn’t get to see If he lost all command or what?I might have huge concerns bout the offense but our pitching staff is looking strong as ever. Hudson looks fantastic yet again today. His slider has really nice depth and getting all kinds of swings and misses. Just as importantly he is really all in the strike zone throwing very few balls which huge cause he walked way too many last year.
He a tough one to figure out for me at times. He walks way to many ppl for being a ground ball pitcher which sometimes he will work around w DPs but others those balls find holes and if you putting guys on base w free passes that leads to runs. Fangraphs seems to think he has had batted ball luck on his grounders and think his babip is gonna increase, im not always in agreement with them and am skeptical of that conclusion.I’m very interested in watching Hudson pitch today
Well we are still short handed in the pen till the 3 late arrivals to camp get back sometime in next week. Hudson command a issue so if he doesn’t get double plays he might not go deep.other than closer problems as shown in the opener, why the heck is this line so short today
People think Keller is good all of a sudden?
They remain awful against off speed stuff as well. Think they had worst ba against last season and doesn’t look much better thus far. They looked stupid flailing at that brubaker kids breaking stuff.Cards are perpetually terrible against pitchers they never faced before or don‘t have any video on
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