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    Re: Cardinals Sign Aledmys Diaz

    There's more than a slight chance this guy turns out to be a bust.

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    Ha, not with the Cardinals' luck.

    There's more than a slight chance that any player ever turns out to be a bust.

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    Re: Cardinals Sign Aledmys Diaz

    Let's face it. We hate the Cardinals but dang it they are a well ran organization.
    ...and this one belongs to the Reds.

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    Re: Cardinals Sign Aledmys Diaz

    Quote Originally Posted by Beltway View Post
    There's more than a slight chance this guy turns out to be a bust.
    Even if he is, he's probably starting in the minors so it won't really hurt them that much. They are most likely going to develop him a little and use him as a bridge between Peralta and someone they can draft/develop for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewGra View Post
    Even if he is, he's probably starting in the minors so it won't really hurt them that much. They are most likely going to develop him a little and use him as a bridge between Peralta and someone they can draft/develop for the future.
    He and Peralta both have 4 year deals.
    You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yadontSabo View Post
    He and Peralta both have 4 year deals.
    I doubt Peralta is there more than 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewGra View Post
    I doubt Peralta is there more than 2 years.
    I could see that but he'd have to perform well enough to be able to trade his contract.
    You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

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    Re: Cardinals Sign Aledmys Diaz

    Diaz is likely going to end up at 2B. It seems the Cards aren't that confident in Wong.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Cardinals Sign Aledmys Diaz

    $2 million a year.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...ad9693ac0.html

    Pretty much no risk at all for the Cardinals, at that price. Worst case scenario for them, they've increased their budget by less than 2% and don't get a return. Better case scenario for them, they've got insurance in case Wong can't cut it in the majors, or Peralta needs to be moved to third (or either get injured). Best case scenario for them is everybody sticks, and suddenly they've for more depth, and can move that if they need another piece.

    Given how many teams dropped out, and how much the price plummetted, it seems clear he's not likely to live up to the hype he had a few weeks ago. But the flipside of that is that it caused this to be a virtually risk free move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Diaz is likely going to end up at 2B. It seems the Cards aren't that confident in Wong.
    He'll be starting at SS in the minors so I don't see how that effects their plans for Wong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yadontSabo View Post
    He and Peralta both have 4 year deals.
    He'll have at least 2 years of arbitration after the 4 year contract is up. He's with the Cardinals for 6 years if he's any good. Really more than that actually. If he doesn't play in the big leagues this year (which he probably won't) and then makes his debut next year he'll have 7 years with the organization before he'll reach free agency.

    At $8M and with no real SS prospects in the organization it's a low risk gamble. I saw where Callis said he'd probably slide in at number 4 or 5 in their prospect list right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlcomo View Post
    He'll have at least 2 years of arbitration after the 4 year contract is up. He's with the Cardinals for 6 years if he's any good. Really more than that actually. If he doesn't play in the big leagues this year (which he probably won't) and then makes his debut next year he'll have 7 years with the organization before he'll reach free agency.

    At $8M and with no real SS prospects in the organization it's a low risk gamble. I saw where Callis said he'd probably slide in at number 4 or 5 in their prospect list right now.
    I agree by getting him for 8m this is a smart low risk deal. Especially for a team that has plenty of payroll flexibility.
    You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LewGra View Post
    He'll be starting at SS in the minors so I don't see how that effects their plans for Wong.
    Diaz projects to play 2B in the majors. Maybe it doesn't affect their plans for Wong, but starting him as a SS means very little. Lots of prospects start off as SS. Very few end up there.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    [Forget] the Cardinals
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