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Jim Kuhn 12-08-2005 02:20 AM

The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
As reported by the Associated Press the Cardinals made a blockbuster trade. They filled gaping holes in the outfield and second base giving up only journeyman reliever Ray King. Hurry and place your World Series bets before the bookies adjust their lines!

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DALLAS (AP) Left-hander Ray King was traded from St. Louis to Colorado on Wednesday night for outfielder Larry Bigbie and infielder Aaron Miles.
King was 4-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 77 relief appearances for the Cardinals, but didnt make an appearance in either of the teams playoffs series this year.
Were very excited to add a left-handed pitcher of Rays caliber to our bullpen, Rockies general manager Dan ODowd said. He brings a veteran presence to the later innings of a game, and his track record speaks for itself.
In 447 career games for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee, Atlanta and St. Louis, King is 18-18 with a 3.12 ERA. In 12 career appearances at Coors Field, opposing hitters have gone just 4-for-27 (.148) against him and he has allowed one run in 8 1-3 innings. He turns 32 next month.
Bigbie was traded from Baltimore to Colorado for outfielder Eric Byrnes on July 29. He hit a combined .239 with five homers and 23 RBIs for the Rockies and Orioles.
Miles, who started 69 games at second base for the Rockies, batted .281 with two home runs and 28 RBIs in 99 games last season.

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Thank you,

Jim Kuhn
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istewart 12-08-2005 02:27 AM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
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I realized my old avatar was untrue and was forced to hang my head in shame and change it.

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FYT.

Aceshigh7 12-08-2005 02:28 AM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
Sorry to burst your bubble, the Astros will beat them again!

MyTurn2Raise 12-08-2005 04:32 AM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
Is the roof open?

nice deal for the Cards, but more is needed.

bugstud 12-08-2005 05:04 AM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
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Is the roof open?

nice deal for the Cards, but more is needed.

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man are you in for a suprise.

cokehead 12-08-2005 11:27 AM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
how is this good for the cards? these are both downgrades compared to what they had last year...

Jim Kuhn 12-08-2005 01:18 PM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
The OP was sarcasm. These are huge downgrades. They announce this trade the same day they announce they won't retain Grudz and Reggie. The Cardinals website says these are starting caliber replacements at second base and outfield. That is a joke unless we want to compete with the Pirates and Reds for last place!

They were supposed to be loading up for the initial season at the new stadium. Walt has really taken a vacation this offseason. He supposedly had interest in Brian Giles but wanted his primary concern to be AJ. We still have primary needs at second base, relief pitching and two outfielders.
I agree in the decisions not to sign AJ and Giles. Those contracts were too expensive for those players. AJ is injured too often and Giles is on the downside of a good career.

I think Walt has let too many middle of the road free agents get away and lost out on many potential trades. Some players that have slipped away include Brad Wilkerson, Juan Pierre, Sean Casey, Jim Thome, Alfonso Soriano, etc. Although the first basemen may not make sense as Pujols may not be able to move back to the outfield with his bad legs.

A link to a good Cardinals forum is HERE!

Thank you,

Jim Kuhn
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MEbenhoe 12-08-2005 02:30 PM

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Aaron Miles should be decent at least, but to tell you the truth, you're gonna be finishing behind the Brewers this year. [img]/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

bugstud 12-08-2005 06:29 PM

Re: The Cardinals are a World Series lock!
 
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Aaron Miles should be decent at least, but to tell you the truth, you're gonna be finishing behind the Brewers this year. [img]/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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when luis gonzalez (whooooooooo?) starts over you at second base, in coors, I think you're pretty not good.

MEbenhoe 12-08-2005 06:35 PM

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Aaron Miles should be decent at least, but to tell you the truth, you're gonna be finishing behind the Brewers this year. [img]/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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when luis gonzalez (whooooooooo?) starts over you at second base, in coors, I think you're pretty not good.

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meh, lets go back to talking about the part where the Brewers win the NL Central this year.


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