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RE: Former Cardinals sign deals

Posted: 2/22/2012 7:04 PM

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Domeboys wrote: Walt continues to collect former Cardinals as Brett Tomko signed a minor league deal with the Reds.
What organization has Brett Tomko not played for? I bet he's got a closet full of different jerseys.

Fwiw, I looked it up:
Cincinnati
Seattle
San Diego
St. Louis
San Francisco
Los Angeles (N)
Kansas City
New York (A)
Oakland
Texas

He's had multiple trips to San Diego and Cincinnati. He's not quite to the Ron Villone level, but he's close.
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Posted: 2/23/2012 8:26 AM

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One ex-Cardinal the Reds did not want back is Edgar Renteria. Allegedly still only 35, he may decide to sit out the season but stopped short of retiring, reports Ken Rosenthal.
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Posted: 2/23/2012 9:08 AM

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Domeboys wrote: Walt continues to collect former Cardinals as Brett Tomko signed a minor league deal with the Reds.

I recall when Tomko was just starting his ML career. If memory serves me correct, he was about as highly rated then as what Shelby Miller is now. Let's hope Shelby follows a different path.
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Posted: 2/23/2012 10:13 AM

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pugsleyaddams wrote:

I recall when Tomko was just starting his ML career. If memory serves me correct, he was about as highly rated then as what Shelby Miller is now. Let's hope Shelby follows a different path.
Your memory does not serve you well. Tomko was rated as high as #84 while Miller is in the top six or seven and often called the best right-handed pitching prospect in the game.


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Posted: 2/23/2012 10:21 AM

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DizzyDean17 wrote:
pugsleyaddams wrote:

I recall when Tomko was just starting his ML career. If memory serves me correct, he was about as highly rated then as what Shelby Miller is now. Let's hope Shelby follows a different path.
Your memory does not serve you well. Tomko was rated as high as #84 while Miller is in the top six or seven and often called the best right-handed pitching prospect in the game.
Must have been thinking of somebody else then. Thanks a million, Diz, for pointing out he was #84 instead of  just saying something along the lines of "Tomko was not as highly touted as Shelby, but still touted".
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Posted: 3/4/2012 6:58 PM

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Here is one in reverse, per MASN Sports:

The Orioles have released pitcher Dennys Reyes for failure to report to camp. Reyes was having visa issues and the club hadn't been in contact with him.
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Posted: 3/5/2012 12:25 AM

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--- Domeboys wrote:

Here is one in reverse, per MASN Sports:

The Orioles have released pitcher Dennys Reyes for failure to report to camp. Reyes was having visa issues and the club hadn't been in contact with him.

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"Visa issues" are not fun. Back in the day I had both Visa and Master Card issues. Hope that Dennys gets his financials in order.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 10:32 AM

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Multiple media reports have Izzy making the Angels opening day roster.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 11:27 PM

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Domeboys wrote: Multiple media reports have Izzy making the Angels opening day roster.
Well good for Izzy. They must be holding his arm on with duct tape and oiling it with WD40. cool

GO CARDS!
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Posted: 3/31/2012 11:43 AM

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Rick Ankiel made the Nats' roster this year too after being outrighted.


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Posted: 4/1/2012 9:48 AM

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Donovan Solano almost made the Marlins this spring.
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Posted: 4/7/2012 11:26 AM

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Former Cardinal Brad Penny is on his way back to the US. After his not so great, first start, he complained of shoulder pain, had it examined in Japan and now is going to have it looked at in Los Angeles.  On another note, Evan MacLane won his first start of the season for the Orix Buffaloes and Renyel Pinto who has been made a starter with the deactivation of Penny, also won for the Softbank Hawks.

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Posted: 4/26/2012 1:38 PM

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I know its early, but which of these doesn't fit:

2009 OPS+  -  89
2010 OPS+  -  132
2011 OPS+  -  89
2012 OPS+  -  89

Colby Rasmus's line through 4 years...I never thought he would have developed like that.

And check out this trend:

2008 OPS+  -  192
2009 OPS+  -  189
2010 OPS+  -  173
2011 OPS+  -  149
2012 OPS+  -  71

Yikes!  Albert Pujols' line through 5 years....ages 28 to 32.

On the positive side of things, Rick Ankiel is hitting .290 playing CF for the Nationals and made a rediculous throw last week, which we, of course, have all seen before.



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Posted: 4/27/2012 11:37 AM

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Joey Bombs really hurt us in Chicago. Good to see him do well but that was painful.
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Posted: 5/7/2012 5:17 PM

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Hard for me to believe, but former Cardinal farmhand Stuart Pomeranz was called up by the Orioles. He was the second round pick in 2003.
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Posted: 5/7/2012 5:48 PM

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Domeboys wrote: Hard for me to believe, but former Cardinal farmhand Stuart Pomeranz was called up by the Orioles. He was the second round pick in 2003.
19 IP across 8 games in AA and AAA, 32 K's, 2 BBs 2 runs (both unearned) and 7 hits allowed. Those are monstrous numbers.

Good luck to the young man!


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Posted: 5/7/2012 7:18 PM

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DizzyDean17 wrote:
Domeboys wrote: Hard for me to believe, but former Cardinal farmhand Stuart Pomeranz was called up by the Orioles. He was the second round pick in 2003.
19 IP across 8 games in AA and AAA, 32 K's, 2 BBs 2 runs (both unearned) and 7 hits allowed. Those are monstrous numbers.

Good luck to the young man!
Wow good for Stuart. Are those numbers right, 32 K, 2 BB? That is phenomenal.

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Posted: 5/7/2012 7:59 PM

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cardinalnationhouston wrote:
DizzyDean17 wrote:
Domeboys wrote: Hard for me to believe, but former Cardinal farmhand Stuart Pomeranz was called up by the Orioles. He was the second round pick in 2003.
19 IP across 8 games in AA and AAA, 32 K's, 2 BBs 2 runs (both unearned) and 7 hits allowed. Those are monstrous numbers.

Good luck to the young man!
Wow good for Stuart. Are those numbers right, 32 K, 2 BB? That is phenomenal.
No, I decided to start making stuff up.


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Posted: 5/7/2012 8:24 PM

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Pomeranz day got better. He threw three scoreless innings in a game where the Rangers have scored 9 and counting.



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Posted: 5/8/2012 9:22 AM

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The Softbank Hawks in Japan are parting ways with Brad Penny. After a terrible first outing, he complained of shoulder pain. He was examined by docs in the US and Japan and is on some sort of rehab program of his own. He only threw 64 pitches in his Japanese career.

Updated today: It is being reported that Penny strongly asked for his release because he was having a hard time adjusting to Japanese lifestyle and Japanese baseball.

Japanese baseball is very different than over here as far as travel, public access etc. Players ride trains with the general public, get dressed for games at their hotel, not at the field.  The food is different and the work ethic is different. There really are no days off, if they are not playing, they practice. Occasionally they get a full day off. Starting pitchers usually only pitch once a week, not every 5 days. If the players don't live close to their field, they ride the train to the field everyday. It can take up to an hour just to get to the field to do any workouts, games etc. And then ride the train home when they are finished for the day.  All the while, signing autographs for anyone who happens to be riding the train with you that day!

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