Cards Fan 78's Comments

Posted Sunday March 25, 2012, About: Illinois' Plan B coaches include...
Throw a ton of money at Thad Matta...He's a local boy that would love to coach at Illinois I would think.
Posted Saturday February 11, 2012, About: Molina open to Cards, but 'it's out of my hands'
They may NEED to lock Yadi up long term, but they also have Wainwrights contract coming due as well, and he needs to get paid too. The money they saved on Pujols will definitely help, but if you want my honest opinion, Yadi will follow Albert to LAA as quick as he can. I don't want to see them drag him along like the did Albert, but Mo will screw this up somehow.
Posted Thursday December 22, 2011, About: Beltran to pick new team soon
Fielder was never plan "B". Berkman fits better at 1st, and while I agree that Holliday is not a Gold Glove fielder, he's still a better option out there than Berkman being in the OF. Schumaker makes sense as a 2B and OF to fill in both spots. But moving Holliday to 1B is not what they need to do. I think their current lineup is fine the way it is with 1 or 2 tweeks. An OF (either Crisp, Beltran, or how about this...Ludwick), and a utility guy that can come off the bench and play multiple positions. The rotation is set, and they can alway use an arm or 2 in the pen, but other than that, I think this team projects to be the favorite in the NL Central.
Posted Thursday July 07, 2011, About: Did the Cards overstate Pujols' injury?
If Clint Hurdle isn't manager of the year, then there's something wrong with the system. He's found a way to win with Lyle Overbay, and Ronnie Cedeno on this team. The Pirates were my surprise pick the minute they hired Hurdle as manager. He's done nothing but win as a manager. This may not last the whole season, but he's got this team believing they belong where they are. The NL Central is going to be an interesting division the next few years.
Posted Monday January 10, 2011, About: La Russa taking Cards back to the old school
I couldn't agree more. I get more and more frustrated by the Brendan Ryan trade as Spring Training gets closer. Ryan was a scrapper even if he was a jokester in the clubhouse.
Posted Thursday December 30, 2010, About: Voter: Suspicion enough to exclude Bagwell
Would you consider Ken Griffey Jr HOF worthy? He played during the steroid era, and had it not been for injuries, we would have been talking about him breaking Aaron's record, and not BarRoid Bonds!
Posted Thursday December 30, 2010, About: Voter: Suspicion enough to exclude Bagwell
Unless you're Edison Volquez, and got to serve his suspension while on the disabled list coming back from Tommy John Surgery, and he was able to have a rehab assignment in the minor leagues during his suspension. If you're going to suspend someone for using performance enhancing drugs, the suspension shouldn't start until you are healthy, and on the big league roster.
Posted Sunday October 31, 2010, About: Tejada on Cardinals' radar
I can't say I totally disagree with this. He doesn't have range to play shortstop anymore, but he would be a definite offensive upgrade at 3rd. I think SS can be handled just fine by Brendan Ryan, and Tyler Greene. I do agree though that this would be a temporary fix to a more permanent problem. If they are going to spend money, I would suggest they find someone to fill the 2nd base spot. Either someone with Leadoff capability, or some pop (Kelly Johnson, or Dan Uggla). If Freese can stay healthy, he'll be just fine at 3rd, and he's got some pop. I've always liked Tejada, but now that he's in his 50s, I'm not sure he's the answer.
Posted Monday October 25, 2010, About: Source: 49ers owners losing patience with Singletary
Herman Edwards is out there!
Posted Friday October 15, 2010, About: Silence speaking volumes for La Russa?
It doesn't matter how bad their record was that year. It was good enough to get them to the post season. Once there, they only had to win 11 games...Which they did. It was one of the best moments in my life as a fan of the Cardinals. I'm not sure what team you watch, but it's obviously not the Cardinals. I despise the Yankees and the Cubs, but I wouldn't even do that to their fans; send you to their side. You're an idiot who knows nothing about Cardinals baseball. LaRussa has done some great things as a manager, and if he returns, then great. If he decides to leave, that's fine too. Don't you have a character to "level up" on Dungeons and Dragons or something? Leave the baseball talk to the true fans. Plus, doesn't your mom have dinner ready for you? She made your favorite. She told me she was going to when I left this morning!
Posted Thursday October 07, 2010, About: Rasmus on the move from St. Louis?
Cueto is a little sissy, who can't stick up for himself. Oh, by the way, we're all still looking for your first hit against Roy Halladay last night.
Posted Friday September 24, 2010, About: Molina done for season in St. Louis
Hi Pot...I'm kettle.
Posted Friday September 24, 2010, About: Molina done for season in St. Louis
Apparently I need to repost this:

I'm tired of people who call themselves fans badmouthing their teams. If you're going to bad mouth your team, then don't watch them or root for them. The Cardinals draw in 3+ million a year in attendance. I'm sure Cardinals Nation can do without this idiot who fell out of the "Stupid" tree, and hit every branch on the way down. Has this year gone the way we had hoped? No, it hasn't, but I'm not going to bad mouth them. Do I agree with every move that TLR and MO have made this year? No, but they get paid a lot of money to make some tough decisions. Trading away Ludwick was not an easy decision, but one that had to be made. Idiots like " Deadbirds" who think that being a manager, or GM is an easy job, probably haven't worked any job harder than manning a fryer at McDonalds. This Jackhole needs to get a life, maybe meet a nice guy or girl (no one is judging) and move out of his mom's basement.
Posted Thursday September 23, 2010, About: Edmonds career over?
I just get tired of people who call themselves fans to bad mouth their teams. If you're going to bad mouth your team, then don't watch them or root for them. The Cardinals draw in 3+ million a year in attendance. I'm sure Cardinals Nation can do without this idiot who fell out of the "Stupid" tree, and hit every branch on the way down. Has this year gone the way we had hoped? No, it hasn't, but I'm not going to bad mouth them. Do I agree with every move that TLR and MO have made this year? No, but they get paid a lot of money to make some tough decisions. Trading away Ludwick was not an easy decision, but one that had to be made. Idiots like " Deadbirds" who think that being a manager, or GM is an easy job, probably haven't worked any job harder than manning a fryer at McDonalds. This Jackhole needs to get a life, maybe meet a nice guy or girl (no one is judging) and move out of his mom's basement.
Posted Thursday September 23, 2010, About: Edmonds career over?
This just goes to show your ignorance. The Reds were in the playoffs in 95, and won the World Series in 1990. Yes that was a while ago, but by my calculations, only about 20 years. I'm not sure what baseball season you've been watching, but the Reds are a pretty good ball club this year, and WILL pose a problem in the playoffs (unless of course they send Cueto out to start kicking people). You are an uneducated idiot who has no right to be considered a Cards fan, let alone be recognized as an individual who has any baseball knowledge whatsoever. Go back to your mother's basement and play your World of Warcraft, and leave the baseball talk to the true fans!
Posted Thursday September 23, 2010, About: Edmonds career over?
Nolan Ryan
Posted Thursday September 23, 2010, About: Tribe's Perez is 'success story of the year'
And only played in a handful of games this year after he signed a decent contract with San Fran. As far as Chris Perez goes, I was fortunate enough to meet him before he was traded. He was really down to earth, and I knew he had a lot of potential in the majors. It's nice to see that he's getting the opportunity. If only Anthony Reyes had the same kind of luck. He had hella potential, that just didn't/hasn't panned out yet.
Posted Tuesday August 31, 2010, About: Cards' La Russa, Rasmus at odds
My only beef with Rasmus, is his throwing accuracy. Any time there is a runner on second and a ground ball is hit up the middle, he gets the ball and airmails it to God knows where...Do he have any outfield assists at all this year. I know he's young, and this part of his game will develop, but you would think that he would have better accuracy than he really does. I like Rasmus in the outfield. He's got hella range, and he's so graceful getting to fly balls. It's just his lack of throwing accuracy that bothers me. Rasmus has been the future of the Cards, and will be until he is eligible for free agency. He's actually a pretty nice kid too. I met him in Cincy last year when they were playing the Reds, and we stayed at the same hotel as the players.
Posted Tuesday August 31, 2010, About: Cards' La Russa, Rasmus at odds
I'm not saying that he would be my primary choice, especially with all the coaches out there that I think could do a great job, but I do think to a certain extent, Oquendo's hands are tied with the current management structure. I know that when he coached the Puerto Rican team in the WBC a couple of years back, his players loved playing for him. I think if he were given the reigns, he could turn some things around. You will have players on every team that don't get along with management, you have that in every job. I agree that TLR does need to move on. He does have great stats as a manager, but after a while, players get complacent. Look at what Buck Showalter has done in Baltimore. Turned that team around. Does this mean that the managers before him were horrible. No, it just means that there are certain managers who have ways of connecting with the players to get them to give it all they've got. Another thing, and it's a little off subject, but I think Albert Pujols is the best player on the planet, and will get paid accordingly. I am, however, bothered by the fact that he doesn't hustle out a ground ball. As an offensive player, it is up to you to put pressure on the defense to make a play, and if you jog to first base after you ground the ball to an infielder, you give them a chance, if they do in fact, bobble the ball, or misplay it, to recover and still get an out. Sorry, just my opinion. There are plenty of good managers out there without jobs, and plenty of good coaches that deserve Major League managing jobs.
Posted Tuesday August 31, 2010, About: Cards' La Russa, Rasmus at odds
While I admit as a die-hard Cards fan that this season has been a disappointment, especially the last 15 games, and I do agree that the GM of the Redbirds needs to be dropped off a tall building, I don't agree that the Pitching Staff is as bad as you're making it out to be. The Cards have 2 guys, that just a year ago finished 2nd and 3rd in the CY Young voting. You also have a kid who will probably win the ROY Award, and Westbrook has done nothing but give the Cards, quality start after quality start. It's not the pitching staff's fault that this team is heading in the wrong direction. Westbrook pitched 7 innings of 3 run ball last night. That's good enough for him to have won the game if he would have gotten run support. The offense needs an overhaul, and trading Ludwick was not the answer. You are nothing but a fair weather fan. Yes this team is struggling, and upper management has made some pretty boneheaded decisions, but this is my team, and I'll stand by them through thick and thin. How do you think Cubs fans feel, and they don't bash their team like this, and it's been going on 102 years since they last won a world series.
As for TLR, I think he needs to hang it up. Give Oquendo a chance to coach this club. I think some fresh ideas would be good for this team.
Posted Thursday August 19, 2010, About: Cards chase for infielder heating up
Now that the Cubs have started selling off their pieces...How about Aramis Ramirez at 3rd. He's an upgrade defensively, and could fill part of the void left when Ludwick was traded.

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