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    2012 Cardinals

    Cards in sole possession of first. Feels good. 161 left, but it felt like we stole one last night. Lohse looked good, and we took one from JJ in their season/stadium opener. Freese is still on fire.

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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    Allen Craig will just add some power to the lineup and Carp's return will add more depth to the rotation. Pretty sure the cards will go 160-2 this year, they will rest the starters the last two games to prepare for the playoffs.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    Good to see Descalso at 2nd instead of Skip. LaRussa was determined to make him (Skip) an infielder even though his defensive skills were suited to the outfield. His continual muscle pulls (currently the oblique) indicate his need to overly bulk up to stay competitive. Also will be interesting to see if Tyler Greene will relax and perform better at the plate under new management while being used at 2nd. Furcal looked very good as leadoff last night. No doubt the line-up and relief corp is a team strength, Carp & Waino are unknowns at this point. If Lance Lynn proves to be a dependable starter and Carp & Waino come thru, the play-offs are a reality. Last night was a good start for a new manager and new team without AP.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    Health issues will determine where the Cards end up this season. How many productive innings can we expect from Berkman, Beltran, and Carp? Will Freese's ankles hod up? How many games is Furcal good for? There is enough talent on this team to repeat as NL central reps, IF they stay reasonably healthy. I am not concerned about Matheny's managerial skills. In fact, I think it is a step up.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    Loved what I saw from the team last night! Lohse was dominant, Furcal led off well, Freese picked up where he left off. I agree with everyone else, IF we can stay healthy and Carp and Craig are themselves when they come back we will have a great chance to win the NL Central. Plus, we can always make a deal at the trade deadline with all our Pujols money left over. I said this the day Pujols signed with the Angels, I would rather lose Pujols than be handicapped by his salary for the next 10 years. I think in the long run, not re-signing Pujols was a great thing.


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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    I just threw $20 on them to win the series. Get it done!


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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneFan319 View Post
    I said this the day Pujols signed with the Angels, I would rather lose Pujols than by handicapped by his salary for the next 10 years. I think in the long run, not re-signing Pujols was a great thing.
    I agree. I loved Albert but the Cards would have been crippled by giving him what he wanted.

    Lohse was a very pleasant surprise last night. Took advantage of the size of the stadium and had a no-hitter through 6. He and Westbrook have had good springs -- hopefully that will carry through the rest of the year.

    And I can't wait to watch Waino pitch again!



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    They looked good last night. Will be interesting if their pitching can keep them in games.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    So far so good. Winning in Milwaukee after last year's events is pretty difficult. Great step forward for the 2012 Birdos.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    2 out of 3 in Brew Town is good. Very good.


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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    I expect 4/5 out of the next 6 ............ should be a fun week-end


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    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    I expect 4/5 out of the next 6 ............ should be a fun week-end
    I can't wait until they get their rings on Friday and put the Flag on the pole on Saturday.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    well at least some cubs will get to see a ring and a pennant while they are visiting and getting their ***** kicked



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    Quote Originally Posted by rebecacy View Post
    well at least some cubs will get to see a ring and a pennant while they are visiting and getting their ***** kicked
    haha that made me chuckle.



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    Re: 2012 Cardinals

    And Freese just put one in the cheap seats. 3-0 Redbirds over the reds.

    Edit: 4-0 Yaddy just parked one!!!



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