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Re: 2016 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:59 am

The Rays have signed free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus to a contract, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Details of the deal have yet to be revealed. Rasmus, 30, had a down year with the Astros this past season. He finished batting .206/.286/.355 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 417 plate appearances. Rasmus had surgery in mid-October to repair his core muscle, shave down a bone spur, and repair the labrum in his left hip.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby Topps » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:19 pm

Brandon Moss has a new home.

Moss signs with Royals
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:43 am

Rasmus whining like a little %$&#@ again, still bashing LaRussa. Sheesh ....................

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Postby R27 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:23 pm

Six years later, Colby is still blaming his failures on La Russa. Go watch Frozen and just Let It Go, man.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:07 pm

Reliever Seth Maness has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals and will report to big league spring training with a chance to earn a job in their rebuilt bullpen.
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Postby chevyman58 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:35 pm

As compiled by J.P. Hoornstra of the O.C. Register, one reporter is saying that Pedro Guerrero has died. Another tweets that Guerrero is brain dead. ESPN’s Enrique Rojas reports that Guerrero suffered a stroke. Another says Guerrero suffered a heart attack.

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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby Tulcard » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:57 am

Pedro out of coma. Speaking with family & friends:

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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:46 am

Holliday hitting .308 with a .986 OPS - both would be leading the Cardinals everyday players. Only Jose Martinez has higher numbers.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby R27 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 pm

chevyman58 wrote:Holliday hitting .308 with a .986 OPS - both would be leading the Cardinals everyday players. Only Jose Martinez has higher numbers.

His singles rate still isn't up to Cardinals career levels either. So I figure that that's sustainable. It's why I also figured he had another year left in him.

Jason Motte was DFA'd by the Rockies after he failed to make the roster. Signed a minor league deal with the Braves.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:57 am

David Freese was on top of the world back in the fall of 2011. Or at least that’s how it appeared to those on the outside looking in. At the time he was playing a key role in the St. Louis Cardinals run to a World Series championship, even earning MVP honors for his heroic performance in the Fall Classic.

What we didn’t know then, is that Freese was actually at or near the lowest point in his life.

“I was depressed,” Freese said. I was always depressed. I never tried to do anything to myself, but I didn’t care about my life. I didn’t care what would happen to me. It was almost to a point that if this is my time, so be it? And there was definitely a lack of care about my well-being at certain times, for sure.”

What we didn’t see were the daily struggles that nearly derailed every triumph we so vividly remember. We didn’t see the battles Freese fought to not only stay on the field, but to make it through another day.

Freese says he has battled depression his entire life, a factor in his decision to relinquish a college scholarship after high school to Missouri. He instead just wanted to be like any other student, giving him plenty of time for partying and alcohol. There were three public drunken-driving incidents, including a December 2009 arrest in which his blood alcohol content was measured at .23, nearly three times the legal limit.
Those episodes barely scratch the surface. There was the Thanksgiving Day afternoon in 2012 when he crashed his Range Rover into a tree. The countless mornings he awoke and had no recollection of even getting into bed. The blackouts. The constant feeling of lethargy and fatigue.

“I’ve had moments like that since high school, to be honest,’’ Freese says. “It’s been 15 years of I can't believe I'm still here".

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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:20 am

Heyward is batting a starters-leading .294 and leads the Cubs with 16 RBIs.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:45 pm

Not the hitter once was, career low average, ob, slg, ops, BBs, HRs. But still an RBI machine, 8th in all of MLB in RBIs so far this year.

Likely helps to have Trout and his .455 OB% & 1,100 OPS hitting in front of you. But impressive RBIs by Albert when just hitting .289 w/RISP.

Pujols - .109AB, .248 BA, 3HR, .7BB, 291OB%, .667OPS, 23RBI, Only a HR every 36ABs & an incredibly low 7BBs most surprising.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby R27 » Wed May 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Pujols in general has stopped taking walks and I'm not 100% sure why.

He's averaging 54 per 162 games while in Anaheim, averaged 93 per 162 games in St. Louis.

His career season high of walks in Anaheim is 52, nine fewer than his career season low as a Cardinal.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby cardinalfan4life » Sun May 07, 2017 4:29 am

Yeah, Albert has just gotten old. We still would of cheered him in St. Louis had he stayed. I also do believe hes earned a statue here....just not by Stan, hey we've given one to Ozzie(not career Cardinal) among others. I doubt I'll see anybody challenge Alberts marks in franchise history, I know nobodys catching Musials marks

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