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PostPosted: May 7 19, 10:35 am 
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Big Amoco Sign wrote:
Who said this was either/or with Goldschmidt/Voit?

And who said Voit doesn't age?

I think it's fine to question the signing given the plethora of Walkers/Voits/Volgelbachs out there. And when the team had Carpenter. And that doesn't mean I think Goldy sucks either.

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Hey, I'm going to post this publicly, so that you can see it as well as everyone else. The bolded part isn't acceptable here. Consider this a general warning to all, and a specific one as to this post.


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PostPosted: May 7 19, 11:11 am 
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Big Amoco Sign wrote:
Who said this was either/or with Goldschmidt/Voit?

And who said Voit doesn't age?

I think it's fine to question the signing given the plethora of Walkers/Voits/Volgelbachs out there. And when the team had Carpenter. And that doesn't mean I think Goldy sucks either.

Amazing, the power to understand nuance.


I think it is OK to question the trade/extension of Goldschmidt in terms of long-term roster management. 1B is generally easy to fill with a good hitter from somewhere. Marp could have stayed there, we have Jose Martinez, we had Voit, there will be more Martinez’s and Voit’s to come.

But it is also hard to find that elite bat, at any position. And the knock on the Cardinals since Pujols left has been that we are great at finding/developing 2-5 WAR type guys. We struggle to get elite guys. We had the cash and the trade surplus to get an elite guy. I’m glad we did, despite the roster inflexibility it has created (and compounded by the Marp extension).

The return for Voit should have been better in hindsight. But teams are also pretty unwilling to give up much for late-blooming 1B/DH types.


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