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Posted 09 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

Pujols and LaRussa are gone. I really like the Matheny hire, but he is unproven. Dotel just signed with Detroit. I'm sure more change is coming! The burning questions: What do they spend their extra money they had budgeted for Pujols and LaRussa on? Will Motte remain as closer? Will the shredder come back? How will Waino perform? Who will backup Yadi? Will Tyler Greene be the full-time SS, or will someone else take over? How much do you think I can get for my sweatshop-purchased Pujols jersey on ebay? $5.00?!!
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?



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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

Is there any talk about going after Fielder? I know there has been bad blood between Milwaukee and St. Louis, but I'm sure it's not anything irreconcilable.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

I would love to see it, but, with Boras being his agent, and other holes to fill, I don't think they will.
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Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 02:26 AM

Fielder will likely not be a Cardinal. Mozeilak went on local sports radio yesterday and basically confirmed that. Biggest glaring need is a SS, but that market has dried up. Really don't want Hanley.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:46 AM

I really don't think they'll be signing a first baseman this off-season. They're probably comfortable sliding Berkman there for the short term. I read where they are kicking the tires on Carlos Beltran. He actually makes quite a bit of sense on a 1 or 2 year deal. He'll handle RF right away as Craig recovers from injury, then will have a comfortable rotation where he definitely plays CF for Jay against lefties and is able to stay fresh and healthy. All depends on the asking price I guess, but if they can get him and Furcal to commit to short term deals, I think those are your two signings heading into the spring.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:21 AM

Fielder will likely not be a Cardinal. Mozeilak went on local sports radio yesterday and basically confirmed that. Biggest glaring need is a SS, but that market has dried up. Really don't want Hanley.

Supposedly the Cards are looking at Rollins....if that fails they can always resign Furcal
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:54 AM


Fielder will likely not be a Cardinal. Mozeilak went on local sports radio yesterday and basically confirmed that.

Biggest glaring need is a SS, but that market has dried up. Really don't want Hanley.

Supposedly the Cards are looking at Rollins....if that fails they can always resign Furcal

Looks like Raffy is coming back.

And I like the idea of Beltran coming to town. He's not Pujols, but he can still rake.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:30 PM

Cards re-up Furcal to a 2 year, $14 mil deal

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

Good to see Furcal coming back as I don't believe in Tyler Greene yet. Beltran would be a great addition. Haven't heard how much and how many years yet, or if the Cards have contacted him.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 08:00 PM

Now we just have to hope Furcal can stay relatively healthy. Definitely helps up the middle. Can Descalso handle everyday 2B duties? Might as well bight the bullet on Beltran and see if we can't get a lefty reliever while we are at. I wonder if there is still talk of alphabet becoming a starter?
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:15 PM

The rotation is set so Zep will stay in the pen.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:50 PM

Update: Schumaker is back on a 2 year super utility role deal. Theriot is non-tendered and a free agent. J.C. Romero takes over the left specialist role in the bullpen. Hopefully, there are larger additions to come.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

Update: Schumaker is back on a 2 year super utility role deal. Theriot is non-tendered and a free agent. J.C. Romero takes over the left specialist role in the bullpen. Hopefully, there are larger additions to come.

I like all 3 of these moves. Hopefully we'll get news on a potential OF addition soon. I haven't heard anything connecting him to the Cards, but what about someone like Coco Crisp? Capable of playing CF, capable of leading-off, and I'd think he's obtainable at a reasonable price for a short-term deal.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

Update: Schumaker is back on a 2 year super utility role deal. Theriot is non-tendered and a free agent. J.C. Romero takes over the left specialist role in the bullpen. Hopefully, there are larger additions to come.

I like all 3 of these moves. Hopefully we'll get news on a potential OF addition soon. I haven't heard anything connecting him to the Cards, but what about someone like Coco Crisp? Capable of playing CF, capable of leading-off, and I'd think he's obtainable at a reasonable price for a short-term deal.

cC I've heard they are interested in Beltran too. Would love to see him play RF until Craig comes back and then CF
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Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:07 PM

Update: Schumaker is back on a 2 year super utility role deal. Theriot is non-tendered and a free agent. J.C. Romero takes over the left specialist role in the bullpen. Hopefully, there are larger additions to come.

I like all 3 of these moves. Hopefully we'll get news on a potential OF addition soon. I haven't heard anything connecting him to the Cards, but what about someone like Coco Crisp? Capable of playing CF, capable of leading-off, and I'd think he's obtainable at a reasonable price for a short-term deal.

cC I've heard they are interested in Beltran too. Would love to see him play RF until Craig comes back and then CF

Oh, most definitely. That would be Plan A, I'm just leery of the contract demands he may have. With the balky knees and the natural decline that is sure to kick in with a guy in his mid 30's, I'd hate see them commit more than 2-years there. That being said, his market seems to be shrinking. Looks like Colorado (pending Cuddyer) and Toronto (pending Fielder/Darvish) may be players. I think Boras initially thought Boston would be a player, but it sounds like they're not interested.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:26 PM

I read on the Post-Dispatch site that they are still interested in Beltran, and have talked to the agent for Coco. They really want someone that can hit from the right side, and play CF & RF. Just pony up and sign Beltran already!
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

Carlos Beltran, welcome to St. Louis!! They just signed him to a 2-year deal.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

Well I'm glad that all worked itself out

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

Dave Duncan stepping down to spend time with his ill wife. He's had a long and successful career helping a wide variety of arms. There's never been a coach elected to the HoF and there probably never will be. But coaches are some of the most unsung contributors to the game. There should be some way to honor guys like Duncan who've spent decades coming in early and leaving late.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

Dave Duncan stepping down to spend time with his ill wife. He's had a long and successful career helping a wide variety of arms. There's never been a coach elected to the HoF and there probably never will be. But coaches are some of the most unsung contributors to the game. There should be some way to honor guys like Duncan who've spent decades coming in early and leaving late.

He's got a chance, especially with a lot of the big hitters being shunned

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

Dave Duncan stepping down to spend time with his ill wife. He's had a long and successful career helping a wide variety of arms. There's never been a coach elected to the HoF and there probably never will be. But coaches are some of the most unsung contributors to the game. There should be some way to honor guys like Duncan who've spent decades coming in early and leaving late.

He's got a chance, especially with a lot of the big hitters being shunned

His only chance for induction into the full Hall would be via one of the veteran's committees. These bodies have gotten increasingly conservative over the years. I can't imagine them setting a precedent. Olney's blog suggested an award like the Spink and Frick votes. Some baseball lifer like Duncan gets to go to Cooperstown and make a speech, his name goes on a plaque and the sanctity of the real Hall isn't diminished. Everybody's happy.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:51 AM

Rumor has it they are in the running for Oswalt, but the team is denying it. I'm not sure where they would put him unless they have found a taker for Lohse or Westbrook.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:07 AM

Looks like Oswalt will indeed sign with the Cardinals

Sorry son, but I don't have to dumb down The Sport just so noobs like you have a chance at keeping up.

I play in a $4,000 entry, Super-WCOFF, triple-reverse, double down, mirror league with a modified PPFDR base 8 scoring system, and we just held our draft in July. For the 2013 season. You think Matt Barkley getting the start in USC is news? I drafted him after studying up on him, after he signed his letter of intent, last year. You think that maybe going with a WR in the first two rounds instead of back-to-back RBs is somehow new thinking in fantasy? Well, do you have the balls to do what I did this year when I didn't take my first RB until the fourth round (Roderick Smith, Harding High School of Indiana)? You've probably never even heard of Martavis Bryant, Kyle Prater, or Darius White, yet not only did I draft them this year to form my future WR core, I've also started referring to them by fantasy board nicknames (Super Mart, KPrater, & DoubleDarius). Hell, guys like you are going to be the poor schmucks who are searching this board five years from now for info on some great RB you just heard of out of the middle of nowhere in Alaska, and the FBG search result box is going to come up with this very post, where I brag about nabbing Isaiah Weeks of the Monroe Catholic Rams at the 25.32/26.01 turn a full two months before he lit up Delta Junction for 193 yards/2 TDs or Ketchikan for 183 rushing yards, 55 rec yards, & 2 TDs. You'll be wondering about his durability and I'll remember a phone call I made back when you were just hearing the name "Knowshon Moreno" for the first time to the kid's doctor in Fairbanks about the sprain he suffered in his left ankle in 2008.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:18 AM

Still surprised they did not take a run at Prince. The Cards already offered Albert 225, and probably could have signed Prince for around 200 last month when things were quiet. Fielder would pretty much match the production, be younger and less money.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:15 AM

Still surprised they did not take a run at Prince. The Cards already offered Albert 225, and probably could have signed Prince for around 200 last month when things were quiet. Fielder would pretty much match the production, be younger and less money.

I think the Cardinals did place a value on Pujols' legacy, IMO. But yeah, I thought the Cards should have made a run at Prince.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

Still surprised they did not take a run at Prince. The Cards already offered Albert 225, and probably could have signed Prince for around 200 last month when things were quiet. Fielder would pretty much match the production, be younger and less money.

I think the Cardinals did place a value on Pujols' legacy, IMO. But yeah, I thought the Cards should have made a run at Prince.

To be honest, its not in the Cardinals' organizational game-plan to hand out 9-10 year commitments. They were horribly uncomfortable making an exception to that rule for Pujols, so I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that they were not interested in offering it to a guy that has no ties to the organization and has a legitimate weight concern. I'm quite pleased with the route they have taken since the whole Pujols thing fell the wrong way. Beltran and Furcal at 2-year commitments should give them a good return at minimal risk. They may have overpaid slightly, but the luxury of having no 3rd year on those contracts is probably worth it. If the rumors about Oswalt are true, that gives them six legitimate rotation arms to bring to camp and see what happens. The Cards are in a position to be very flexible in the upcoming seasons. The only long-term contract on the books is Matt Holliday. They will be able to pick and choose where they spend their money, whether that be fat extensions for Molina and Wainwright, or maybe a run at a guy like Joey Votto or someone similar.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:20 AM

Still surprised they did not take a run at Prince. The Cards already offered Albert 225, and probably could have signed Prince for around 200 last month when things were quiet. Fielder would pretty much match the production, be younger and less money.

I think the Cardinals did place a value on Pujols' legacy, IMO. But yeah, I thought the Cards should have made a run at Prince.

To be honest, its not in the Cardinals' organizational game-plan to hand out 9-10 year commitments. They were horribly uncomfortable making an exception to that rule for Pujols, so I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised that they were not interested in offering it to a guy that has no ties to the organization and has a legitimate weight concern. I'm quite pleased with the route they have taken since the whole Pujols thing fell the wrong way. Beltran and Furcal at 2-year commitments should give them a good return at minimal risk. They may have overpaid slightly, but the luxury of having no 3rd year on those contracts is probably worth it. If the rumors about Oswalt are true, that gives them six legitimate rotation arms to bring to camp and see what happens. The Cards are in a position to be very flexible in the upcoming seasons. The only long-term contract on the books is Matt Holliday. They will be able to pick and choose where they spend their money, whether that be fat extensions for Molina and Wainwright, or maybe a run at a guy like Joey Votto or someone similar.

They have done really well this offseason. I'm just glad that the Pujols negotiations didn't drag out as long as Fielder's did. They may not have ended up with Furcal and Beltran.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:00 AM

Good news. The Post Dispatch writers on Twitter are all saying that a deal with Molina is progressing. They think it will be done by Friday.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:26 AM

Good news. The Post Dispatch writers on Twitter are all saying that a deal with Molina is progressing. They think it will be done by Friday.

Rosenthal is reporting 5 years in the neighborhood of 70-75 mil. A lot of change for a catcher who's not young. Edit: That said, in a lot of ways, he is/was more beloved in STL than Pujols. I may get some flack for this, but Yadi to St. Louis is similar to what Thurman Munson was to the Yankees.

Edited by Brady Marino, 28 February 2012 - 05:35 AM.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:18 AM

Great game last night! Lohse threw a gem, and Beltran looked good hitting 2nd. I liked that they were more aggressive on the bases as well. Congrats to Matheny on his first W!
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:26 AM

Beltran looked good hitting 2nd. I liked that they were more aggressive on the bases as well.

These two were key. Furcal didn't embarrass himself, and then once you get through him, it's right to the meat. Love it. And I did notice that they were running a lot more, something that TLR didn't really emphasize. Team looked real good. :thumbup:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

5-1 in their 1st 6 games, all on the road. Starting pitching has been phenomenal! Offense has been great and the bullpen really good. I really like this team!
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Albert who?

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

Wow, and to think we have Shelby Miller waiting in the wings for next year if Matheny can manage this banged up rotation. I was hoping to be .500 coming off of the opening road trip so this is a pleasant surprise. Matheny is a sharp guy and doesn't bring with him the quirks we had with TLR. Nice transition.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:27 AM

Wow, and to think we have Shelby Miller waiting in the wings for next year if Matheny can manage this banged up rotation. I was hoping to be .500 coming off of the opening road trip so this is a pleasant surprise. Matheny is a sharp guy and doesn't bring with him the quirks we had with TLR. Nice transition.

He is doing a great job. I was a little worried about the rookies on the bench, but they have all contributed so far, especially Carpenter. It looks like 2012 is going to be a good year!
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:59 AM

Allen Craig looking like he's coming back next week. Had 11 hr's in just 200ab's last year, and is mashing in his first 2 re-hab games. Where does he fit into this team? Will he play everyday?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:12 AM

Allen Craig looking like he's coming back next week. Had 11 hr's in just 200ab's last year, and is mashing in his first 2 re-hab games. Where does he fit into this team? Will he play everyday?

I don't think he will play everyday, but he will get a lot of starts. They can take turns resting Beltran, Holliday, and Berkman. He will be a nice bat off the bench too.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

LaRussa is getting his number retired tonight. Well deserved!!
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

LaRussa is getting his number retired tonight. Well deserved!!

I'll spay a cat in his honor

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

LaRussa is getting his number retired tonight. Well deserved!!

I'll spay a cat in his honor

I'll take my car to a stop light, put it in park and fall asleep in it.
I find your belief system.........fascinating.

but there are people in life, people you know in your own personal life Joe that just always seem to have a cloud over them. I try to distance myself form those folks as much as possible and I bet you do to.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

Berkman left game early tonight with a right knee issue. Not a good sign. Matt Adams likely to get call-up tomorrow. He already was yanked from AAA game tonight.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:28 AM

Looks like Lance will be out 6-8 weeks at a minimum. I'm guessing Craig will be playing everyday when he gets back from the D.L. It will be a great opportunity to show what he can do. Tyler Greene had a great game last night! Wish he could do that more consistently.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:40 AM

Looks like Lance will be out 6-8 weeks at a minimum. I'm guessing Craig will be playing everyday when he gets back from the D.L. It will be a great opportunity to show what he can do. Tyler Greene had a great game last night! Wish he could do that more consistently.

I think the plan is to platoon Adams and Craig at 1B, with Craig playing the OF on days he's not at 1B. And agreed on Greene. The talent is there, it'd be nice if his head was on a consistent basis.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

The losing streak ended at 5 today. It has been an ugly month+. Hope they start to turn it around soon.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:02 PM

So, what's the plan for Matt Carpenter in the future?

Fun fact - I loswt my virginity exactly 3 dyas ago and also how efver many years oh my dog hi h'm nt ogood #### you and ythe horse you road in on hi see you later guess hwat my wife is all like blah blah balh and now we're are killijg you in you face an stuf..


you can keep on being awesome with your bad self out there in texas where everything is bigger including the jerkwads apparently


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:25 PM

So, what's the plan for Matt Carpenter in the future?

I don't think many at bats will be available for him with Berkman coming off the D.L. soon.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

So, what's the plan for Matt Carpenter in the future?

I don't think many at bats will be available for him with Berkman coming off the D.L. soon.

I wasn't clear, sorry. By future I meant 2013 and beyond, apologies for being vague.

Fun fact - I loswt my virginity exactly 3 dyas ago and also how efver many years oh my dog hi h'm nt ogood #### you and ythe horse you road in on hi see you later guess hwat my wife is all like blah blah balh and now we're are killijg you in you face an stuf..


you can keep on being awesome with your bad self out there in texas where everything is bigger including the jerkwads apparently


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:29 PM

So, what's the plan for Matt Carpenter in the future?

I don't think many at bats will be available for him with Berkman coming off the D.L. soon.

I wasn't clear, sorry. By future I meant 2013 and beyond, apologies for being vague.

It is a good question. You have to assume Berkman is gone after this season, leaving Craig and/or Matt Adams to take over 1B for next season. That leaves Carpenter as the "super sub" at 1B, 3B, LF, and RF. He even got a start at 2B the other day, so they're trying to increase his defensive flexibility. After 2013, Beltran's contract will be up. That leaves Carpenter with a potential everyday spot at 1B or RF if he has earned it by the point. It is hard to project things that far out, because honestly he's just an injury or two away from an every day role for the better part of the next two seasons.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:45 AM

So, what's the plan for Matt Carpenter in the future?

I don't think many at bats will be available for him with Berkman coming off the D.L. soon.

I wasn't clear, sorry. By future I meant 2013 and beyond, apologies for being vague.

It is a good question. You have to assume Berkman is gone after this season, leaving Craig and/or Matt Adams to take over 1B for next season. That leaves Carpenter as the "super sub" at 1B, 3B, LF, and RF. He even got a start at 2B the other day, so they're trying to increase his defensive flexibility. After 2013, Beltran's contract will be up. That leaves Carpenter with a potential everyday spot at 1B or RF if he has earned it by the point. It is hard to project things that far out, because honestly he's just an injury or two away from an every day role for the better part of the next two seasons.

OF prospect Oscar Tavares might be in the mix as well in the next 2 years.
Therapist: Frank, this is a safe place. A place where we can feel free sharing our feelings. Think of my office as a nest in a tree of trust and understanding. We can say anything here.

Frank: Anything? Well, uh I guess I, deep down, am feeling a little confused. I mean, suddenly, you get married, and you're supposed to be this entirely different guy. I don't feel different. I mean, take yesterday for example. We were out at the Olive Garden for dinner, which was lovely. And uh, I happen to look over at a certain point during the meal and see a waitress taking an order, and I found myself wondering what color her underpants might be. Her panties. Uh, odds are they are probably basic white, cotton, underpants. But I sort of think well maybe they're silk panties, maybe it's a thong. Maybe it's something really cool that I don't even know about. You know, and uh, and I started feeling... what? what I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?




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