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  1. On 10/6/2021 at 12:17 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    we even won one in 2016, Cards haven't won it all since 2006, they are in highschool lmao 

    False statement Lol , what happened to 2011  . Lol i see someone pointed that out already now. I believe the Cards are heading in the right direction. Unload a couple lead weights and we will see what happens. a couple additions in the right area and they are on their way.

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  2. 3 hours ago, Myles said:

    Bleacher report MLB predictions for the 2021 season.   Always fun to see their hits and misses.  

    Notably:

    Missed on Orioles, Red Sox, Tampa, Tigers, Twins, Angels, Mariners, Met's, Nationals,  Brewers, Diamondbacks, Padres and Giants.

     

    Baltimore Orioles—64.5 wins

    The O's have some intriguing young bats in Ryan Mountcastle, Anthony Santander and Austin Hays, and it's only a matter of time before catcher Adley Rutschman is in the mix. However, they simply don't have the pitching to be anything more than an outside threat to avoid 100 losses.

    Verdict: Under (64)

                                           

    Boston Red Sox—80.5 wins

    The .400 winning percentage the Red Sox posted last season would be the equivalent of 65 wins over a 162-game schedule. Offense has never been a question, and they should score plenty of runs once again. The question will be how much they can get from Eduardo Rodriguez and Chris Sale and whether a rebuilt bullpen is up to the task.

    Verdict: Under (79)

                          

    New York Yankees—95.5 wins

    The Yankees rotation remains perhaps the single biggest X-factor in all of baseball. Jameson Taillon (missed all of 2020) and Corey Kluber are both coming off injury-plagued years, Luis Severino is returning from Tommy John surgery, and Domingo German is coming back from a season-long suspension. If they can pull their weight and the lineup is not decimated by injuries, this will be the team to beat in the American League. Those are sizable "ifs" though.

    Verdict: Under (94)

                           

    Tampa Bay Rays—85.5 wins

    Losing Blake Snell and Charlie Morton hurts, but the Tampa Bay organization is loaded with pitching. It'll squeeze what it can out of Chris Archer, Rich Hill and Michael Wacha, and if that doesn't work out, the Rays will have Luis Patino, Shane McClanahan, Brent Honeywell Jr. and others waiting in the wings. This team is no longer overly reliant on the pitching side of things with an offense that can do some damage as well.

    Verdict: Over (90)

                                                  

    Toronto Blue Jays—86.5 wins

    Until the starting rotation takes shape behind Hyun Jin Ryu, it's hard to buy into the Blue Jays as contenders in the AL East. That said, the offense is absolutely stacked, and while Toronto has question marks on the staff, it also has a wealth of MLB-caliber arms. The quantity over quality approach and a dangerous lineup should be more than enough to keep the Jays in the AL Wild Card hunt.

    Verdict: Under (86) 

       

    AL Central

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    Luis RobertPaul Beaty/Associated Press

    Chicago White Sox—91.5 wins

    The loss of left fielder Eloy Jimenez hurts, but it's not going to derail the White Sox as World Series contenders. The addition of Lance Lynn gives them three front-line starters, the offense is still loaded with impact bats and rookie Andrew Vaughn could go a long way toward replacing Jimenez. And the bullpen is going to be a dynamic weapon.

    Verdict: Over (94)

                 

    Cleveland—81.5 wins

    Trading Francisco Lindor undoubtedly made Cleveland worse, but the team is still solid. The starting rotation will need to shoulder the load, which means Zach Plesac, Aaron Civale and Triston McKenzie are the big X-factors if they hope to return to the postseason. Don't sleep on Jose Ramirez for AL MVP honors.

    Verdict: Over (83)

                     

    Detroit Tigers—68.5 wins

    This Tigers team is still a year or two away from legitimate contention, but it made some nice under-the-radar moves this offseason. Robbie Grossman, Wilson Ramos, Jose Urena, Julio Teheran and Nomar Mazara are all solid upgrades on the fringe of the roster, and there is enough potential on the pitching side to think Detroit can exceed expectations.

    Verdict: Over (70)

                          

    Kansas City Royals—72.5 wins

    The Royals are a dark horse to contend for an AL Wild Card spot after a productive offseason that saw them add Carlos Santana, Mike Minor, Andrew Benintendi and others. If the young pitching takes another step forward and Bobby Witt Jr. makes a major impact in the second half, a run at a winning record is not out of the question.

    Verdict: Over (76)   

               

    Minnesota Twins—88.5 wins

    Signing J.A. Happ and Matt Shoemaker should help solidify the back of the Minnesota rotation, but does it really move the needle? Rebuilding teams like the Tigers and Royals are getting better, which means fewer wins to go around in the AL Central. This team is undoubtedly a contender, but it might be with a more modest win total.

    Verdict: Under (86)    

     

    AL West

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    Mike TroutMatt York/Associated Press

    Houston Astros—86.5 wins

    The Astros are in a bit of a transitional period. George Springer is gone, Carlos Correa has one foot out the door, and the pitching staff is getting younger around ace Zack Greinke. This team didn't come one win away from the World Series last year by accident, but it also didn't finish with a sub-.500 record by accident.

    Verdict: Under (86)

                 

    Los Angeles Angels—83.5 wins

    Remember when the Angels tossed too much money at Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill a few years ago in hopes of slapping a Band-Aid on a mediocre starting rotation? It's hard not to get the same sort of vibe from this winter's additions of Alex Cobb and Jose Quintana. With a stacked offense, they'll go as far as the pitching staff takes them.

    Verdict: Under (82)

                

    Oakland Athletics—87.5 wins

    The Athletics have the best starting rotation and the best bullpen in the division, and that alone is reason enough to call them favorites to repeat as AL West champs. If young players like Jesus Luzardo, Sean Murphy and Ramon Laureano can take another step forward, this could be an even better team than it was a year ago.

    Verdict: Over (90)

             

    Seattle Mariners—72.5 wins

    It might still be another year before the Mariners snap a postseason drought that stretches back to 2001, but expect things to start trending in the right direction. The youth movement should be in full swing by midseason, with top prospects Jarred Kelenic, Logan Gilbert and Cal Raleigh among the first expected to get the call. The future is bright, and the present will be better than expected.

    Verdict: Over (78)

                     

    Texas Rangers—66.5 wins

    The decision to designate Rougned Odor for assignment when he's still owed $27 million over the next two years was a clear indication the Rangers are committed to a full-scale rebuild. The 2021 season is going to be all about assessing their young in-house talent and trying to flip what's left of the veteran talent pool, including Joey Gallo and Kyle Gibson. It's the right move for the organization, but it's also going to mean some serious growing pains.

    Verdict: Under (65)  

     

    NL East

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    Francisco LindorLynne Sladky/Associated Press

    Atlanta Braves—91.5 wins

    For all the headlines the New York Mets grabbed this offseason, the Braves are still the team to beat in the NL East. Free-agent additions Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly, Mike Soroka's eventual return from an Achilles injury and a full season of Ian Anderson should make a starting rotation that used 14 pitchers last year a formidable group. The lineup is also still stacked with the re-signed Marcell Ozuna, so the only real question is about a bullpen that lost three key veterans.

    Verdict: Over (94)

           

    Miami Marlins—70.5 wins

    It's not often a team makes the playoffs with a minus-41 run differential, and returning to the postseason is going to be a tall order for the Marlins. The teams around them got a lot better, and while they have a dynamic young pitching staff, the lineup stands to be among the worst in baseball. The future is still bright, but last year will be proved a fluke.

    Verdict: Under (68)

             

    New York Mets—90.5 wins

    It's hard to find any major holes in the Mets. The fact that Carlos Carrasco is already sidelined, while Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard are coming back from significant injuries, raises a question about the stability of the rotation. But that's mostly nitpicking, as they look poised to push the Braves for the division title.

    Verdict: Over (92)

        

    Philadelphia Phillies—80.5 wins

    The Phillies did well to retain J.T. Realmuto and Didi Gregorius in free agency, and they added warm bodies to a historically awful bullpen, but did they do enough to keep pace with the rest of the stacked NL East? With a middle-of-the-pack rotation and a bullpen that still needs to take shape, expect residence on the fringe of wild-card contention.

    Verdict: Over (81)

           

    Washington Nationals—84.5 wins

    With a healthy Stephen Strasburg in the rotation and acquired sluggers Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber bolstering the lineup, the Nationals are in great shape to bounce back from a forgettable season as the defending champions. But have they done enough to bridge the gap to the top of the division?

    Verdict: Under (84)

     

    NL Central

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    Nolan ArenadoLynne Sladky/Associated Press

    Chicago Cubs—79.5 wins

    It's easy to forget the Cubs won the division last year. The lineup should be just fine as long as Javier Baez and Kris Bryant remember how to hit, but the starting rotation is a major question mark. Can Jake Arrieta, Zach Davies, Trevor Williams and Adbert Alzolay pitch well enough for Chicago to contend? If they struggle early, expect the Cubbies to sell aggressively.

    Verdict: Over (82)

          

    Cincinnati Reds—82.5 wins

    Even with Trevor Bauer gone, the Reds should still have a solid rotation once Sonny Gray gets healthy and joins Luis Castillo and breakout candidate Tyler Mahle atop the staff. The question is whether an offense that went silent in the playoffs can show significant improvement without any notable additions. Losing the designated hitter won't help, and Cincinnati has a number of middling defensive outfielders.

    Verdict: Under (78)

         

    Milwaukee Brewers—82.5 wins

    With Brandon Woodruff and Corbin Burnes fronting the rotation and the two-headed monster of Devin Williams and Josh Hader shortening games at the back of the bullpen, the Brewers might have the best pitching staff in the division. At the plate, they need Christian Yelich and Keston Hiura to return to their 2019 forms. If that happens, they could win the NL Central.

    Verdict: Over (87)

       

    Pittsburgh Pirates—59.5 wins

    The Pirates are not just going to be the worst team in baseball; they're also going to be the worst team in years. It would be a major upset if they don't finish last in team ERA and last in runs, and that takes a special kind of terrible. At least rookie Ke'Bryan Hayes is fun to watch.

    Verdict: Under (50)

           

    St. Louis Cardinals—86.5 wins

    The Nolan Arenado trade vaulted the Cardinals to the front of the NL Central pecking order, though questions remain about their pitching. If Miles Mikolas and Kwang Hyun Kim can get healthy, and Jack Flaherty can return to ace form, they'll be in great shape. The bullpen should be a major strength with Jordan Hicks, Andrew Miller, Giovanny Gallegos and Alex Reyes at the back end.

    Verdict: Over (89)

     

    NL West

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    Yu DarvishSue Ogrocki/Associated Press

    Arizona Diamondbacks—74.5 wins

    The D-backs are the epitome of mediocrity, and even if Madison Bumgarner rebounds and Zac Gallen gets healthy, it's hard to see a path to contention for them in the NL West. It's more likely they will sell off veteran pieces come July while they continue to wait on the development of a well-stocked farm system.

    Verdict: Under (71)

         

    Colorado Rockies—64.5 wins

    The Rockies and Pirates are in a tier of their own in the race for the No. 1 pick in the 2022 MLB draft. This team was a mess before it traded Nolan Arenado for pennies on the dollar, and with a clueless front office, things are going to get worse before they get better.

    Verdict: Under (59)

            

    Los Angeles Dodgers—101.5 wins

    After playing at a 116-win pace last year, it's hard not to take the over on the defending champs. Not only do they have the most talented roster in baseball, but they are also overflowing with quality depth, which should allow them to weather the storm of a 162-game season. This could be a 110-win team.

    Verdict: Over (103)

       

    San Diego Padres—94.5 wins

    Remember 2001, when the A's won 102 games and settled for a wild-card spot because they played in the same division as the 116-win Mariners? The Padres could be in a similar position, as they are arguably the second-best team in baseball but happen to share a division with No. 1 on that list. The franchise record for wins in a season is 98 in 1998, and that total is not out of reach.

    Verdict: Over (96)

       

    San Francisco Giants—75.5 wins

    The Giants are still reshaping the roster, and with nearly $100 million coming off the books next offseason, they are a year away from making a splash. For now, they have an interesting collection of aging veterans, scrapheap finds, bounce-back candidates and up-and-comers. The ceiling might be a winning record, but somewhere in the mid-70s is more realistic.

    Verdict: Under (75)

    Actually Hudson looks healthier and read than Flaherty . I just dont want any of these youngsters carreers wrecked for no good reason 

  3. On 9/23/2021 at 11:47 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    The Cards would be better off playing the Dodgers in a Wildcard game IMO because the Dodgers have a history of choking bigtime. If I am a Cards fan I would rather play them than the Giants. The Giants were a machine before KB now they are unreal.

    Actually dont think it matters , its a one game crap shoot , i guess your right Dodgers would be better to face up against in that. Right now St Louis is the best team in the league . much like they were earlier in the year. Then the Houdini . I gave them no chance 3 weeks ago and look anything can happen. Bringing back some memories :spit:but its not likely they repeat them . Problem is i dont get to watch these games and enjoy.

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  4. On 9/15/2021 at 9:56 AM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Cards did the right thing and it isn't even hindsight to say that because I even said both them and Cubs should've stayed pat. Hoyer panicked and was probably listening to people like Joe Buck season 3 laughing GIF- joking but the media in general who were many talking like Buck. IMO he was thinking there was no way we would make the playoffs. He quit on players that had championship players, KB was an MVP. You don't trade guys like that, you build around them. KB didn't want to leave Chicago either is what makes it comical. Theo leaving screwed our FO up. Theo would've never traded KB or Baez, I would bet my paycheck on that.

    Lol Joe Buck is not one to take advice from .

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  5. 9 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    I don't care, trading KB was plain dumb and trading Baez was plain dumb. You re-sign guys like that and give them huge contracts, both aren't even 30, you build around them. Trading Rizzo and Kimbrel makes sense if you want to sort of rebuild, both are much older and you get your prospects there = a starting pitcher or 2, etc... What prospects are going to be better than KB or Baez - answer is nobody. No way was this right answer. When Reggie Wayne's contract was up, Irsay quickly signed him long term back in 2005. He just didn't say the guy is too expensive and his contract is up so we will trade him or let him walk because we have Manning.

     

    I repeat, Theo would've never traded KB, he would've gave him a huge deal making him one the highest paid players in the league for at least for 5 years.

    wrong gordon ramsay GIF by Hell's Kitchen

    I Agree , I couldnt believe what they off loaded and that definetly does'nt bode well for Wrigleyville  . I was like what are they thinking wow .:facepalm:

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  6. On 8/25/2021 at 11:10 AM, Barry Sears said:

    Was hoping the return of Flaherty would spark us and help get us to that Wild Card spot, but it looks like he may be done for a while, or the rest of the season.  They can't risk putting him back out there and lose him for part or all of next season.

     

    Yadi is back for 2022 after signing a 1 year extension deal for 10m.  Looks like he will finish his career in St. Louis and it gives us a better chance of brining back Wainwright next year, too.  Waino has been solid this season!

    I thought Waino had signed Lol , not been a baseball year for me because of viewing restrictions .Hope to remedy that before next year . Without watching its difficult to give opinions on whats going on.

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  7. On 7/13/2021 at 11:44 PM, 2006Coltsbestever said:

    Joe Buck is one of those guys that gives the media a bad name. He is an example of why some people think the media has motives and are annoying. It is like he wants the Cubs to be broke up. He never has anything positive to say about the Cubs. In reality it is none of his business how the Cubs approach the deadline but he constantly has this agenda that KB should be traded. He went on and on about this when we played the Cards. Listening to his nonsense made me mute the game. He is a sports broadcaster, his job is to do play by play for games. 

    I agree he's not even a pimple on his dads ___  :spit: you can fill in the blank

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  8. On 7/9/2021 at 2:18 PM, Barry Sears said:

    Here we go...Cardinals vs. the Cubs for a 3 game series before the All-Star Break.  Both teams have struggled of late, so this series may help set the tone for the second half of the season.

     

    Been reading a lot about the Cubs being sellers at the trade deadline unless they turn things around in the next couple of weeks.

     

    I think the Cards stand pat...no buying and no selling, because we have little to sell at this point.

    I agree you dont dig a hole for the future salvaging a season probably already lost. They dump some major salary at end of year . I would sign Waino for another year along with Molina until they prove they cant do it anymore. Looking forward to Reyes in the rotation and the exit of C Martinez what a head case.   I believe  the Cards will have one of the most dominant rotations in the game. They will have to find good relief help through FA though.

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  9. NFL has to be pleased with her Mets . Cards are an afterthought with the rotation decimated much as any other team without a decent rotation . If the Cards dont make a move I  will be pulling for the Reds , and i really dont see either the Cards or Cubs making any major move in the state they are in . Not only pitching but freak injuries add up. Its been hard to follow the game like I want because of TV restrictions . Used to be able to watch the Cards , Cubs and Reds all three . Those were the good ole days. Im optimistically looking forward to the Colts and IU as well as ND football . can watch all three.

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  10. On 5/23/2021 at 4:43 PM, NFLfan said:

     

    Molina is the type of player you love if he plays for your team and you hate if he is not. He is not Mike Trout or David Wright who everyone loves. But Molina is a first ballot Hall of Famer for sure. 

     

    As for Buck, he is a homer. 

    Joe Buck is not his Dad , and hes no Cards fan . Hes a Johnny come lately fan and wishy washy . I really havent much use for him. I must say Im glad he isnt a broadcaster for the Cards. one thing that drives him is the bucks pardon the pun.

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  11. 4 hours ago, Myles said:

    Need the Cardinals to sweep these 2 against the Pirates to put the Pirates back 7.5 games and essentially knock the first team out of the Central divisional race.  

    Lol nothing to hang our head about , long season and they will be coming to our ballpark. Cards are not at 100 percent . Warm weather approaching then look out Goldy will catch fire as will Dejoung . Wont be a lineup most want to face . Molina a bit rusty from time off as well. I would loved to seen Reyes in the rotation though. But with Hicks out they need him where he is.

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  12. 18 minutes ago, Myles said:

     

    I'm hoping you make it there so you can fill me in about it.  

     

     

    The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones was created to honor the players and personalities who have had the greatest impact on the franchise, and it gives fans a new way to connect and learn about our team's great heritage. Fans will vote on new inductees annually, and interactive kiosks help you learn more about past Cardinals greats with photos, video and statistics. Located just outside the Cardinals Museum, the Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones will always be accessible to fans at no cost when Cardinals Nation is open.

     

    From WIKI:

     

    The Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum contains over 15,000 total artifacts and 80,000 photographs, second only to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the largest collection of baseball antiquities. The sections of the Museum include: the Plaque Gallery, a Sportsman's Park Room, a Busch Stadium II Room, a Busch Stadium III Room, a Championship Gallery, a Uniform Timeline, a Look at the Current Cardinals, a St. Louis Browns Display, a St. Louis Stars Display, and a Temporary Exhibit Room that has included displays on Stan Musial and a history of the Cardinals Farm System.

    Championship memorabilia[7]

    A baseball autographed by the 1926 World Series-winning team, including an autograph from Babe Ruth, playing for the opponent the New York Yankees.

    A 1931 World Series championship ring in its original green case that was awarded to Sparky Adams

    A program from the first and only all-St. Louis World Series, played in 1944 against the Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles)

    The original Commissioner's Trophy awarded to the 1967 championship team, when the Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox

    Yes something on my to do list , never been in there.

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  13. On 5/16/2021 at 2:14 AM, NFLfan said:

     

    My thought exactly. I cannot understand why so many of my fellow Vikings fans were defending the Padres fan. The Rockies fan who was punched chose not to press charges. I feel that the Padres fan should have been arrested. That was awful. 

    He would've been in St Louis it wouldve been do not pass go do not collect 200 dollars go directly to jail :spit: They dont tolerate nonsense in their ballpark . 

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  14. On 5/6/2021 at 9:02 PM, NFLfan said:

    @Jay Kirk, @HOZER @2006Coltsbestever@buccolts, @Coltsman1788 , @Mel Kiper's Hair @Barry Sears @RollerColt 

     

    Just alerting you that this is the new Baseball thread. Enjoy the season!

     

    (The other regulars have already posted comments here. I apologize if I have forgotten to mention someone.)

    I dont really mind it seems only one person i seen complained though.  So who officially runs this thread ? Lol Im finally back on days so actually will have time to post some now . How about your Mets  NFL ? Not bad so far . 

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