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    Post-Mortem: Offseason Thread

    Unfortunately the NHL can't get their act together, so there won't be any hockey just yet.

    Gonna be a long winter.

    Discuss Offseason News and Notes here.
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    it's too early for this thread, it feels like the season just started

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    It may be too early, but we are in the offseason already. I don't even want to watch the world series after this meltdown.

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    We still got farther than the Reds at least.
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    I guess I'll do a little work in here because I'm sad and want something to do. Next seasons roster(most likely) main position next to name. Secondary position in (). *means starter

    Infielders:
    1. Allen Craig* 1B (LF/RF)
    2. Daniel Descalso 2B (SS/3B/1B)
    3. David Freese* 3B( 1B)
    4. Matt Carpenter (1B/2B/3B/LF/RF)
    5. Skip Schumacker 2B (RF/CF/LF)

    Catchers:
    6. Yadier Molina
    7. Tony Cruz

    Outfielders:
    8. Matt Holliday* LF
    9. Jon Jay* CF
    10. Carlos Beltran* RF

    Starting Pitchers
    11. Adam Wainwright
    12. Chris Carpenter
    13. Lance Lynn
    14. Jake Westbrook

    Relief pitchers
    15. Joe Kelly
    16. Trevor Rosenthal
    17. Edward Mujica
    18. Mitchell Boggs
    19. Jason Motte
    20. Mark Rzepchynski
    21. Fernando Salas

    Obviously we are 4 players short. That's what needs to be decided and figured out.

    Jaime Garcia may need surgery. Furcal may need surgery. Shelby Miller should in the rotation next year.

    I think Fernando Salas is in danger of losing his spot next year. The guys who could be in the pen plus the fact we have 6 possible guys in the rotation and one could end up in the pen. Only thing salas has going for him is he can pitch a couple of mop up innings but that's not a necessity.

    Guys who could take the last 4 spots

    1. Kolten Wong 2B. If he makes it he's are new starting 2B.

    2. A free agent, right handed centerfielder with Power. This a necessity IMO. We have a very left handed bench.

    3. Jaime Garcia. All depends on health

    4. Rafael furcal. All on health

    5. Pete Kozma. Possible. But I don't think anyone has been to impressed after the hot start and what he is doing now.

    6. Ryan Jackson. Best defensive player in the system. SS/2B

    7. Shelby Miller, top prospect. He's ready. Him being on playoff roster shows pretty clear they think he is to.

    8. Oscar Tavares. Least likely IMO. But if he comes to spring training and his .500, what can we do?

    Guy I'd love to sign as a right handed bat who can play the outfield

    Reed Johnson, not much power but great pinch hitter and solid player
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    I think we also need a LOOGY like Jeremy Affeldt or Sean Burnett. And if we could sign Freddy Sanchez for cheap since he is coming off surgery for 2nd base or bench help.

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    Post-Mortem: Offseason Thread

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    yeah i'd love to give Wong a shot at opening day 2B. Let descalso play SS with furcal

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    Wow..what a bad way to end a season. Can't believe neither of the games were close. Should've beat CY Zito in game 5. My off season wish list ....Wong at 2nd...need a shortstop.....put Taveras in center. Trade Jay and go get a shortstop. Like jay defensively but he's the quietest .300 hitter of all time. Let some young pitchers start or in bigger roles out of pen. And go get a lefty for the pen.

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    Well I might as well get started, this is arguably my favorite time of the year....the off-season


    But this will be a quiet off-season for us.


    What I think our 2013 OD roster will look like

    C - Y. Molina
    C - T. Cruz
    AAA replacement
    C - B. Anderson

    1B - Allen Craig
    AAA replacement
    1B - Matt Adams

    2B - Matt Carpenter
    They are forcing Carpenter to focus on second all off-season, it is his position to have next season
    2B - Daniel Descalso and Skip Schumaker backing up
    AAA replacement
    2B - Kolton Wong

    SS - R. Furcal if healthy. If not, you will see a guy signed like a Stephen Drew, Jason Bartlett like depth player
    Descalso and Kozma will both get time at short, but it's still Furcal's position. If the team doesn't think he will be healthy on OD then there will be a low level signing for a guy like Drew or Bartlett or someone of that caliber for not that much money
    AAA replacement
    SS - Greg Garcia
    And I would argue that you almost just give him the job. I think he can handle it.

    3B - David Freese
    Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, and Daniel Descalso are the immediate backups
    AAA replacement
    3B - Jermaine Curtis and Garrett Whittels

    LF - Matt Holliday
    backups of Skip Schumaker, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter
    AAA replacement
    CF - Oscar Taveras, if there is an injury in our outfield, and Matt Carpenter can play second base, it will be Taveras who gets called up

    CF - Jon Jay
    back ups are Skip Schumaker, Shane Robinson, Adron Chambers
    AAA replacement
    CF - Oscar Taveras

    RF - Carlos Beltran
    Backs up are the same for leftfield
    AAA replacement
    CF - Oscar Taveras

    Rotation as I believe it will line up (assuming guys will be healthy)

    SP - Adam Wainwright
    SP - Chris Carpenter
    SP - Shelby Miller
    SP - Lance Lynn
    SP - Jake Westbrook

    In case of injury, next two guys to get starts

    SP - Joe Kelly
    SP - Trevor Rosenthall (look for him to make the rotation by 2014)

    Bullpen
    Edward Mujica
    Scrabble
    Mitchell Boggs
    Rosenthall
    Kelly
    Cleto/Marte
    Freeman/Browning
    Salas/Sanchez

    CP - Jason Motte
    AAA replacement - Jordan Swaggerty

    (we know Jaime will not be ready for Opening Day, correct?)


    I believe Berkman, Lohse, and McClellan are the only guys leaving from the current 40 man roster

    After 2013, there will be some turnover though, Beltran, Wainwright, Carpenter, Westbrook and more could all be leaving.


    The acquisitions I see are simple

    Left handed reliever, simple 3 million dollar guy
    Shortstop for depth, another simple 3 million dollar guy

    There could be a trade involving Matt Adams this off-season. Don't be too shocked if you see something.

    I personally would love to see if we could land either Ian Kinsler or Elvis Andrus in some way or another.

    Give up Matt Adams and then some solid pitching talent for either player. But that might be a pipe dream.

    Who would I sign? I would give Affeldt a 2/12 deal if he would come to St. Louis.

    And I would see if Stephen Drew would take a 1/6 deal to come help us out and play short and some second when we need him to.

    But both are nothing more than just depth for us.




    It's going to be a very quiet off-season friends.


    Taveras, Wong, and Garcia are only getting a call up if there is a significant injury. like Holliday, Jay, or Beltran out 6 weeks+

    And Wong and Garcia basically won't get a fair shot, not until later in the season.
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    Matt Carpenter will be playing second base for us next season guys. There is almost no way he isn't given every opportunity to be the starter there next season.


    Shelby Miller will be in the OD rotation barring either injury or a huge regression. He will be there.


    Wong, Garcia, and Taveras will likely be together in Memphis on OD next season. Moz wants to keep them together as long as he can (along with Carlos Martinez). Expect them all up in 2014 though.

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    Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Matt Carpenter will be playing second base for us next season guys. There is almost no way he isn't given every opportunity to be the starter there next season.


    Shelby Miller will be in the OD rotation barring either injury or a huge regression. He will be there.


    Wong, Garcia, and Taveras will likely be together in Memphis on OD next season. Moz wants to keep them together as long as he can (along with Carlos Martinez). Expect them all up in 2014 though.
    I dont know what anyone else thinks but what about if they moved Freese over to first base and put Matt Carpenter over at 3rd in his original position. First of all, Matt is a better defensive 3rd baseman than Freese and maybe by putting Freese over at 1st it would keep him off the D.L. more often than not and what would be wrong with trying out Allen Craig at 2nd? What would it hurt to experiment with something like that in spring training? Might sound off the wall but what would it hurt after the miserable defense we seen in the playoffs? Just throwing it out there to see everyone else thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freydoggy View Post
    I dont know what anyone else thinks but what about if they moved Freese over to first base and put Matt Carpenter over at 3rd in his original position. First of all, Matt is a better defensive 3rd baseman than Freese and maybe by putting Freese over at 1st it would keep him off the D.L. more often than not and what would be wrong with trying out Allen Craig at 2nd? What would it hurt to experiment with something like that in spring training? Might sound off the wall but what would it hurt after the miserable defense we seen in the playoffs? Just throwing it out there to see everyone else thoughts.
    I think the issue is Craig. Craig already hurt his knee once and doesn't move great. I think with Craig there are 2 options. First base or corner outfield. He can run decent but I don't think he will ever be a good enough fielder for 2B.

    Matt carpenter on the other hand is extremely versatile and Definately appears to be able to learn 2B IMO.

    I think with Freese, he is fine at 3B. He's an average third basemen at worst and may be a bit above average. He makes a lot of errors but he also gets to a lot of balls a lot of third basemen don't. Especially when he is coming in to field balls in front of him. That's where many errors are created. He's a plus bat, obviously.

    We aren't a great defensive team but we aren't terrible either. I think Freese at first is Definately an option on some teams but not neccessary here

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    Quote Originally Posted by freydoggy View Post
    I dont know what anyone else thinks but what about if they moved Freese over to first base and put Matt Carpenter over at 3rd in his original position. First of all, Matt is a better defensive 3rd baseman than Freese and maybe by putting Freese over at 1st it would keep him off the D.L. more often than not and what would be wrong with trying out Allen Craig at 2nd? What would it hurt to experiment with something like that in spring training? Might sound off the wall but what would it hurt after the miserable defense we seen in the playoffs? Just throwing it out there to see everyone else thoughts.
    haven't all of DF injuries come either while hitting or running the base paths? Not sure moving him would make any sense. Also, I think the Cardinals tried Craig at 2nd early this year (spring training?) and it was a big fail. DD, will get most of the time at 2nd if Carpenter can't cut it. Personally, strengthening the bench would be nice. A solid utility guy in the mold of Punto would be nice. Experience with high baseball IQ, and a solid glove. No idea if anyone available meets that criteria. Schu actually fills this fairly well. Just doesn't offer the best defense and diminished playing time has killed his bat.

    In a perfect world, Wong will come in, own the position and offer a solid bat to the line-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salto View Post
    haven't all of DF injuries come either while hitting or running the base paths? Not sure moving him would make any sense. Also, I think the Cardinals tried Craig at 2nd early this year (spring training?) and it was a big fail. DD, will get most of the time at 2nd if Carpenter can't cut it. Personally, strengthening the bench would be nice. A solid utility guy in the mold of Punto would be nice. Experience with high baseball IQ, and a solid glove. No idea if anyone available meets that criteria. Schu actually fills this fairly well. Just doesn't offer the best defense and diminished playing time has killed his bat.

    In a perfect world, Wong will come in, own the position and offer a solid bat to the line-up.
    Fwiw, third basemen do decline very quickly historically. He won't age well, but another 5ish years at third base should be more manageable.

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