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Making Due With a Triple AAA Infield

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 17, 2012

Well, they got *Jaime’d* by Garcia last night. It’s frustrating to watch them hack away at every pitch thrown their way; especially a night after they took 10 walks. Last night? No walks. In fact, there wasn’t a walk issued in the entire game. I’m not sure how often that happens. Anyway, if you are not a power hitting team you HAVE to take walks. They did manage 9 hits though very few of them were at the right *time*………

Now, to the headline at hand…..When you’ve got an infield that goes Pill at first, Culberson at 2nd, Crawford at SS and Burriss at 3rd, you are talking about an elite, potentially *all star* infield—-at least, an infield in Triple A. While there is a little to like about all 4 of those players, the fact is, at least 3 of them and maybe all 4 will find themselves back in the minor leagues this year—and yet that was our starting infield last night.

I realized how bad it had gotten when I was driving home from my softball game last night and bummin’ out on the fact that Arias wasn’t somewhere in the line up. Think about that: I was lamenting the fact that Joaquin Freaking Arias wasn’t playing. Again, nice player, he’s shown some skills and even won some games for us. But he’s another guy that could EASILY be playing in the minor leagues right now and probably still would be if it weren’t for all the injuries to our infield this year.

When you start dreaming about what Arias could be doing to save the offense it’s time for a major reality check: this infield, as presently constructed, needs some help. Pablo returning will help. Belt taking over first base and hitting like everyone says he will hit would help (he’s hitting .239 right now). Arias overcoming his injury and taking over short stop would help. Those are three extremely realistic expectations that would save us from ever having to take a gander around the horn and shuddering at the combination of Burriss, Crawford, Culberson and Pill………


Final Note: I wasn’t around to moderate the blog last night and don’t feel like doing it now since I have a new thread up and i have better things to do this morning than delete a bunch of posts. Let’s hit the re-start button today and get back to talking about baseball and steering clear of personal attacks. I don’t mind a little back and forth at all. In fact, it’s encouraged. But keep it somewhat respectful and then drop it after a bit. Another excellent tactic to practice is to ignore posts that you find offensive. For the most part, this blog runs pretty smoothly so I hope all I’m doing right now is sending out a *reminder* to everyone. Thanks…………

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  1. Flavor said, on May 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Both Cody and Beltran ignored the Giants in the earliest part of the off season. Think about it like this: You’re at a club, it’s early in the night, and there’s a shit load of hot strippers parading themselves around (not insinuating anything Pawlie, these are stories from MY life). Anyway, you’ve got a fist full of scratch and you aren’t going to throw it at one of the uglier chicks. It’s early, no need to panic….yet. So you spurn some of the fuglier ones hoping to have one of the true hotties come up to you and offer their services. Whoops, you just turned into Chuck and all of a sudden the best of the best aren’t giving you the time of day (sorry Chuck, I’m just rolling with an old theme here). Now you’re fucked because you don’t want to spend your dough on an ugly chick so you hold out a little more (I realize the inverse monitary relationship of this example to my point and while that point is fading I’m gonna power through and finish). Finally, this chick comes up, calls herself Paige, she offers you the best *deal* you’re gonna get seeing as how it’s now 2am and the hottest strippers at the club are long gone at the hotel across the street doing a pound of coke and the ugly chicks are in the alley negotiating a blow job for pay deal with a bunch of guys named *Chuck*. You finally take a deep breath and make the call to go with Paige because she’s pretty hot, you’re rent’s mostly paid up, and there really isn’t a better looking chick to score a lap dance with…….
    And that’s how Cody Ross and Carlos Beltran found their way to Boston and St Louis this year……

    • Bozo said, on May 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      I know where Cody and Carlos ended up but what about Paige?

      • Flavor said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        she’s the *good girl* who tries to save the coke addicts and the pole smokers from the stripper life. In the end, she gets them all nanny jobs and everyone lives happily ever after. 🙂

    • Wilcojoe said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      That is fucking classic Flav!

      • Wilcojoe said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        Just read in the Houston Chronicle today that their trying to shut down one of the finest stip clubs in the country…The world famous Treasures right down the road from my office…Paper mentioned that they do $20 Million a year just in alcohol sales….And that’s just what’s reported to the city…Anyway, your analogy is right on the money…Can’t say I haven’t been there, done that.

    • chipower9 said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Craig – THAT was money…literally and figuratively! LMMFAO!

      That was classic!

    • Macdog said, on May 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Flav, that’s some uproarious stuff there. I can see that kind of scenario playing out in Boston, but that seems too unwholesome for St. Louis.

  2. willieD said, on May 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    flav, fwiw, sabes said as much with Tolbert this afternoon about crawford having to hit 8th; and that they really have a bunch of guys who should be hitting there. And admitted they have a bunch of guys who barring injuries would be at AAA. I didn’t see any of game just heard sabes/T on radio on the way to library.
    Picked up the new elmore leonard, “raylan”, quite enjoyable as per usual. Also newest walter mosley, new york city series. Good stuff–good excuse not to do housework.

  3. unca_chuck said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Too funny, Flav. I’m honored to be part of your fantasy world.

    Funnier still, near as I can tell, Paige is Twin.. . .

  4. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Funny shit Flavor.

  5. unca_chuck said, on May 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    The savior of strippers and pole dancers everywhere.

    Shit, I’ve been not reading lately. Leonard’s new one is good? Haven’t read him for a few years

    Anyhow, Peace out. My son’s b-day tomorrow/. 15. Shit, I’m getting old.

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