Originally posted by dryhumpThe Cardinals barely made the playoffs with Pujols. I scoff at them without him.
I'm not convinced losing Pujols damns the cardinals. I'll grant you he was a big bat to lose, but the cards have a good lineup even without him. I've been hearing on sports radio (I'm just outside of St Louis) that they might go after Beltran now, who could add some production and strengthen their outfield. I'm sorry to see Albert go, but I think the cards have an excellent chance to come out ahead here.
Originally posted by no1marauderBeltran isn't Pujols and the Cardinals have a new manager as well. But if Wainwright comes back it helps St. Louis.
The Cardinals barely made the playoffs with Pujols. I scoff at them without him.
Beltran will be 35 in April, runs like he should use a walker and missed more than half of both 2009 and 2010. Throw a $100 million at him, suckers.
Originally posted by shortcircuitLaRussa was smart enough to see the iceberg the St. Louis Titanic was about to hit.
Makes me wonder if Albert was gone when LaRussa retired.
I believe if Tony came back, Albert would have stayed.
Or, perhaps Albert told Tony he was leaving for sure, and then Tony said it was time to retire.
Albert may be the best pure hitter in baseball, but if he tears up a knee or a shoulder,
he is just as done as a much less expensive player.
Mike Scoscia is now on the hot seat to win this season with all of those high priced adds.
Originally posted by no1marauderResurgent Reds? I'm just wondering when Votto will get the ax and go to another big market team. It's not a question of if, but when.
Does this make them legit contenders to win it all in 2012? And can the Cards recover or will next year be THE YEAR OF DESTINY (TYOD) for the resurgent Cincinnati Reds?[/b]
Originally posted by whodeyI am not sure what you mean by "our era" because Pujols is NOT the best player of my era.
Simply put, Pujols is the best player of our era.
HOWEVER, his numbers have been on the decline of late and the Cards know it. In addition, they know that they are not able to put up that kind of money and remain competitive.
As for the Cards, they won a myriad of World Series before he ever came along and will win many more in the future. Simply put, the Cards are the best run team in MLB.
Originally posted by no1marauderThe Cards were a good team that had a great six weeks. Even with Pujols they were not going to be anything close to the favorite to repeat anyway.
I never thought the Cardinals would lose him, but the Halos came up with A-Rod money: $254 million for 10 years. They also raided the Rangers for CJ Wilson.
Does this make them legit contenders to win it all in 2012? And can the Cards recover or will next year be THE YEAR OF DESTINY (TYOD) for the resurgent Cincinnati Reds?
Originally posted by shortcircuitActually, I was only thinking during the time that Prince Albert played.
I am not sure what you mean by "our era" because Pujols is NOT the best player of my era.
He is not in the top 5 even.
Henry Aaron, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench and Roberto Clemente all dwarf
Albert in my eyes. There are several others that I have watched who I might elevate
above him as well. I never saw Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams p ...[text shortened]... at hitter. He is not a gold glove defensively.
Would I take him on my team? You bet, any day.
Originally posted by sh76Are you whining, braggin, or just trying to piss me off?
For a Yankee fan like me, the regular season just became even more anticlimactic. Unless they have just a lousy year, the Yankees and Red Sox are going to be in the playoffs.
Wake me up on October 1.
Originally posted by whodeyHA! The MLB isn't broken until it reaches the point the NBA has... can you believe the comissioner put a block on trading CP3?
Are you whining, braggin, or just trying to piss me off?
Also, is this because the front office is just sooo good at what they do or is it because big money mindlessly pimps out the best ML players?
Face it, baseball is broken, you just admitted as much.
Originally posted by tomtom232Thankfully, I don't follow the dribble that comes from the NBA. In fact, sports is waning in my life dramatically, especially after the college football scandels.
HA! The MLB isn't broken until it reaches the point the NBA has... can you believe the comissioner put a block on trading CP3?
Originally posted by whodeyLet's examine your stats a little more closely.
Actually, I was only thinking during the time that Prince Albert played.
However, now that you mention it, lets compare him to the crew you mentioned.
Pujols has a distinct disadvantage to the group you listed, simply because he has not been around as long to amass stats. As a result, I think that averages may be a better indicator. For example, the o ...[text shortened]...
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