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Being Thankful For Jim Edmonds;plus a trade rumor

November 22, 2006


guess what? gary matthews has signed with the angels.

how much money you ask, will, its 5 years and 50 million dollars a year.

thats 10 million dollars a year. you say, “will cards4life, didnt gary have a career year last year?”

yes he did, and it was above average, thats it. they guy is 32 years old and he finally had his career year. it was not very impressive at all. he hit .313 with 19 homers and 79 rbis. thats his career year.

cards nation, please be thankful for what you’ve got, one of the best centerfielders in the game. in my opinion, jimmy is the best all-around centerfielder of this decade. jimmy put up the same number of homeruns and almost as many rbis and i think a better obp in one the worst offensive years of his career. this throwing money around has gone out of hand.

juan pierre, was signed by the dodgers also. wait for it………..he got 45 million dollars for 5 years. thats about 9 million dollars a year! for juan pierre!

looks like that two year extension walt signed jimmy to looks like a bargain now, doesnt it?

oh, a rumor, a nice juicy one:

Detroit radio is reporting that a deal between the two World Series teams is imminent The deal that is being reported would send Mike Maroth and Marcus Thames to the Cardinals in exchange for Juan Encarnacion and Braden Looper.”

this rumor came from a blog on mlblogs called The Rumor mill.

would i approve of this trade?

i would pull the trigger on this in a heart beat. first of all, maroth is a left handed starter, so he fills the gap if mark mulder and a spot in the rotation. that means you only need two more starters. looper is good, but the cards seem to have a lot of excess relief pitching anyway(falkenborg, narveson, voyles, etc.).

maroth is 29 years old and has a lot of promise, sure he has never had an era below 4, but he is coming over the the nl and he gets to work with dave duncan. that should fix him. he really came on strong last season before he got injured( i should know, he was on my fantasy team, a late pickup).

now, encarnacion for thames. thames is basically encarnacion but younger and a lot cheaper. over all, thames seems to have more pop but strikes out more. at least if juan is gone, thames can be the primary 4th outfielder and the cards dont feel guilty by benching him because he makes a lot less money. also, if the cards have to eat some of the money they are paying looper and juan, do it.

money wise, thames and maroth are cheaper than enc. and looper. so, it this rumor is true, or if it is just an arm swap, i say got for it walt. make my day.

oh yeah, happy thanksgiving(manyana) and skanksgiving(tonight)  everyone!


5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2006 4:06 am

    I don’t think there’s anything at all to the rumor. There’s no confirmation Detroit radio reported a thing, and there’s no word about even having rumors from anywhere a full 24 hours after it appeared on…message boards.

  2. November 23, 2006 5:16 am

    the rumor is probably just speculation from fans or just gossip. i never put much weight on rumors anyway, but it would be nice if this thing actually got done. i think it would improve the team, but most likely will not happen.

  3. Vicki permalink
    November 24, 2006 3:54 pm

    I’d like to see Juan go somewhere. Not a huge Encarnacion fan.

    However, I was very amused to see what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving. My family asked me yesterday what I was most thankful for and I of course said, “That Jim Edmonds will be here at least another two years!”

    People that aren’t Edmonds fans just don’t understand what he does & brings to this team. I hope he has a great year next year after his recent shoulder surgery just to show all the critics.

    Happy Turkey day to you too!

  4. November 24, 2006 8:08 pm

    of course, i’m equally thankful that the cards won the world series! its good to know that jimmy probably will end his career as a cardinal.

  5. November 19, 2007 1:02 am

    This year my wife decided to have a dry run thanksgiving day to test out her recipes. We soaked the bird in a brine solution she got at William Sonoma it really kept it moist. OMG, the turkey was so good and I get to do it again in a few days!

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