2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:31 pm

His mother, Gretchen, was diagnosed in May with ALS, a debilitating ailment also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Fewer than 30 miles now separates her from Piscotty's place of work.

"I think it will be easy and convenient and frequent for her to be able to come out and watch me play," Piscotty said. "That'll give me a lot of comfort knowing that I'm close, so hopefully that takes a little pressure off me and I can relax and play and have fun."

"I thought if I were to get traded, this is the absolute best option for me and my family, so it's a dream come true in the sense that I get to play for my hometown team and not a lot of people get that chance, so I'm very grateful."

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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby cardinalfan4life » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:19 pm

Class move by the Cardinals. he's where he needs to be, home with his mother. I wish him, nothing but the best.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:43 pm

In need of a backup first baseman and some pop off the bench, the Washington Nationals signed Matt Adams to a one-year contract worth $4 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Adams can earn up to another $500,000 in incentives.
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Re: 2017 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby R27 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:33 pm

chevyman58 wrote:In need of a backup first baseman and some pop off the bench, the Washington Nationals signed Matt Adams to a one-year contract worth $4 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Adams can earn up to another $500,000 in incentives.

Cards never should have let him go. Career .315 pinch hitter and hit .295/.342/.554 with 17 HR in 304 PA off of RHP.

But nah, he can't hit lefties the 25% of the time he might face one. So the best idea was to bury him behind another left handed hitting player. Martinez/Adams would be a great 1B platoon situation.

The same people I see talking about needing to find a LH power bat for the team this season are the same people who wanted to ship Adams out at all costs. Pretty much all LH hitters struggle against LH pitchers. It's the way of it. But that shouldn't negate the fact that they're very valuable in the 75% of MLB ABs which are taken against RHPs.
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Postby mhardy_03 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:18 pm

They got more for him than Atlanta did. :lol:

Agree he is useful as a bench bat. Just didn't really fit on the roster when they decided to play Carp at 1B full time. I get why they moved him. If Carp was part of a trade for Donaldson then Adams would REALLY be a great fit.
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Postby R27 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:52 am

LHP Zach Duke has signed with the Twins on a $2M/1 year deal with an additional $1.5M in incentives.
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Postby R27 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:44 pm

C Brayan Pena signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers.
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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:55 am

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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:13 am

Must watch last 20 seconds, read the screen graphic at very end

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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:41 am

In most years, a move of this caliber wouldn’t even merit a post of its own, but here we are. This winter, just about every major-league-worthy free agent is still sitting by his phone, so what’s passing for news is a broken-down outfielder — who was underwhelming in limited duty in AAA the past two years — getting a minor league contract with an invitation to compete for a bench spot on a team that some people were just reminded even exists. The player is Allen Craig, and the team is the Padres.

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Postby R27 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:18 am

It's a "words having meanings" nitpick with the author of the article, but I wouldn't call what he did "limited duty" in the minors. He was injured in 2016 and released halfway through the season last year on pace to get 90+ games played.

He's one of my favorite players so I'll be watching this intently. Happy to see him get a post-Red Sox opportunity. I have to imagine it'll be his only one. It's an interesting destination, but I'm sure San Diego's minor league teams are closer to home in California than many other teams'.
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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:37 am

To me the the author was writing the article with belittling approach. "broken-down outfielder" a pretty harsh term.

I'd be thrilled if Craig somehow found his magic again.
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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:53 pm

Shelby Miller won his arbitration case against his team, he'll receive the $4.9 million he filed for against the Diamondbacks’ $4.7 million counter.
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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:23 am

Wally Moon, a former All-Star outfielder who was the 1954 National League Rookie of the Year, died on Friday in Bryan, Texas.. He was 87. Moon was Rookie of the Year with the St. Louis Cardinals when he batted .304 with 12 home runs and 76 RBIs. He played five seasons with St. Louis before being traded to the Dodgers.
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Re: 2018 Ex-Cardinal Watch Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:10 am

The Rangers added Seung Hwan Oh on a one-year contract with a club option for 2019. The deal has not been announced by the club pending a physical. But Oh is expected to join the Rangers and compete for the closer's job.

According to Jon Paul Morosi of MLB.com, the deal is for one year, $2.75 million with a $250,000 buyout and a $4.5 million club option for a second year. There are also performance bonuses up to $1 million for each year. Oh is 35.

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