Hey, I'm no Cards fan. But I am a baseball fan after being a Reds fan.
Going 18-8 in September is nothing to sneeze at. Sure the Braves lost, but the Cards kept their foot on the gas pedal and kept the pressure on. I wolud hardly attribute this solely to the Braves choking. The Cardinals played good ball.
And the Reds's sleepwalking 12-14 record in Sept. solidified their non-contender status. That's where I direct my passion.
You typed an awful lot considering you missed the whole point of my thread.
The cards were playing those guys all season.
The point was that the Cards didn't bring up some minor leaguers to play them down the stretch for the future, they went with, more or less, the team that got them there.
The Card's didn't bring up any minor leaguers to get playing time down the stretch for development puroses becuase they no one to bring up. Because they were already there in some cases.
I didn't say they had no minor leaguers on the team.
Nor did I say anything about their farm system over the last 10 years.
Last edited by PuffyPig; 09-30-2011 at 02:24 PM.
Glad to see you are back up to speed in Homerism 101. Sort of like riding a bike, I guess.
Yeah clearly I'm a homer when I say that "I don't expect the Cards to win this series but I also don't expect them to get swept either." I guess for me to be a completely objective non-homer and go the Jerry Springer route, I should go all out and say "yeah, those dang Cardinals, they suck and are going to get swept by the Phillies. They are going to be blown out 25-0 in the first game". Geesh, you can't win for losing in here sometimes.
Last edited by MikeThierry; 09-30-2011 at 10:16 PM.
The only bad thing about the Braves' collapse is that the Cardinals were the main beneficiaries. However, it was still funny. Yeah, we don't like the Cards, but I also dislike the Braves. So, whatever. The Cards will get swept by the Phillies anyway. But the NL Central is strong, baby. Hopefully this makes the Cardinals think they are better than they really are and they won't try and improve too much in the offseason. Course, after they're done signing Pujols (and believe me, they will) they won't have much money left for anything else.
Poor Astros. For the second year in a row, they're the vicitims of a clinch.
Last edited by MikeThierry; 10-01-2011 at 02:57 AM.
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Last edited by Reds/Flyers Fan; 10-01-2011 at 09:58 AM.
Someone mentioned that the Cards continued playing their regulars throughout September on a regular basis while the Reds played a number of propsects (Alonso, Francisco, Sappelt, Frazier) on a semi-regular basis. They werew suggesting that the kept tryiong to win while the Reds were happy to get their prospects playing time for development puposes.
My pouint was that the Cards may well have played certain prospects once they fell well out of the race; their failure top play guys like Peterson, Chambers, Dickson on a full time basis is because is because those guys will never ever be anything other than backups and plugs. They weren't given fulltime opportunity for that reason, not because the Cards wanted to continue going for it.