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PKalltheway
08-14-2006, 01:12 AM
After suffering an embarrassing three-game sweep to the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend, the Cardinals are staring their mortality right in the face. The early favorite to run away with the NL Central this year, their division lead has shrunk to just 1.5 games over the Reds, with whom they begin a HUGE three-game series starting on Tuesday. SO....will the Cardinals get things together to stay atop a weak NL Central...or will they concede their division lead to the Reds? BTW, this series will mark the last time this year that they face each other (postseason pending?), so that makes this series even bigger. Any thoughts?

ilsox7
08-14-2006, 01:18 AM
Just a couple of mediocre baseball teams fighting it out to see who the tallest midget is.

PKalltheway
08-14-2006, 01:22 AM
Just a couple of mediocre baseball teams fighting it out to see who the tallest midget is.
Haha yeah, true, but the media has been hyping up the Cardinals so much over the past couple of years (the Cards are overrated I think), and that makes their fall so much spectacular. The Cards were supposed to be the sure thing in the NL this year.

ilsox7
08-14-2006, 01:24 AM
Haha yeah, true, but the media has been hyping up the Cardinals so much over the past couple of years (the Cards are overrated I think), and that makes their fall so much spectacular. The Cards were supposed to be the sure thing in the NL this year.

They've lost 8 in a row twice this year if I am not mistaken. The NL is pretty much just the Mets. And maybe the Dodgers if they keep up their play. Everyone else is medioce or awful. And the balance of power does not look like it will shift in the foreseeable future.

Kub_Killer_15
08-14-2006, 01:29 AM
Dang it I was looking forward to a 20-6 white sox winner in the world series against them:cool:

batmanZoSo
08-14-2006, 02:11 AM
Whatever. The battle for honorary whipping boy at US Cellular Field in late October...goes on.

Deebs14
08-14-2006, 02:27 AM
Ever since they got schooled by Major League teams in interleague play, they've slowly been falling off.

caulfield12
08-14-2006, 05:56 AM
Same thing as White Sox, starting pitching is borderline awful, Isringhausen has been very shaky, and their offense has suffered too many losses with players like Reggie Sanders, Matheny and Grudzielanek and Renteria being replaced by So Taguchi here, Eckstein, Aaron Miles, Chris Duncan.

Just not enough firepower after Pujols and Rolen.

The Immigrant
08-14-2006, 07:46 AM
Same thing as White Sox, starting pitching is borderline awful, Isringhausen has been very shaky, and their offense has suffered too many losses with players like Reggie Sanders, Matheny and Grudzielanek and Renteria being replaced by So Taguchi here, Eckstein, Aaron Miles, Chris Duncan.

Just not enough firepower after Pujols and Rolen.

How is that anything like the White Sox?

Tragg
08-14-2006, 08:42 AM
Same thing as White Sox, starting pitching is borderline awful, Isringhausen has been very shaky, and their offense has suffered too many losses with players like Reggie Sanders, Matheny and Grudzielanek and Renteria being replaced by So Taguchi here, Eckstein, Aaron Miles, Chris Duncan.

Just not enough firepower after Pujols and Rolen.???
Except for the "same thing as White Sox" part, that may be true. Our starting pitching isn't close to awful, Jenks isn't shaky and our offensive not only suffered no losses, but it improved.

PatK
08-14-2006, 11:18 AM
Eckstein is a hell of a player. Replacing him for Renteria isn't that bad.

34 Inch Stick
08-14-2006, 12:02 PM
It must make it very difficult for Cubs fans to chose a team in this series. On the one hand Cardinal loses bring them closer to first place. On the other, they own the Cardinals so they would be a much better matchup in the post season.

chaerulez
08-14-2006, 12:24 PM
It must make it very difficult for Cubs fans to chose a team in this series. On the one hand Cardinal loses bring them closer to first place. On the other, they own the Cardinals so they would be a much better matchup in the post season.

I'd like to know where these Cub fans that are thinking about the post season are, as they currently hold the second worst record in the National League. Yes, the NL sucks so they are only 11 or so games back from the wild card, but to make the wild card, they would have to great while more than 10+ teams would have tank the rest of the season. It's not happening.

CRAW
08-14-2006, 12:32 PM
The Cards are horrible, but the NL Central is even worse...

Chris Duncan's numbers aren't bad for the amount of time he's played.

Fake Chet Lemon
08-14-2006, 12:57 PM
Cancel this years World Series. Give the ALCS winer the trophy, give the ALCS loser the NL champion trophy.

PKalltheway
08-14-2006, 01:17 PM
Cancel this years World Series. Give the ALCS winer the trophy, give the ALCS loser the NL champion trophy.
Whoa, you meant to have that in teal, right? Yes the NL sucks this year, but what have the last six years of baseball taught all of us? That ANYTING CAN HAPPEN. For that reason, no matter how bad the NL represenative is in the World Series, I will not count them out until the final out is made. Remember 2003?

viagracat
08-14-2006, 02:06 PM
Just goes to show that any team can beat any team on any given night. I know Ozzie and the Sox aren't taking Kansas City lightly. I know they have the worst record in MLB, but they're still a major league team.

Soxfanspcu11
08-14-2006, 04:48 PM
I'd like to know where these Cub fans that are thinking about the post season are, as they currently hold the second worst record in the National League. Yes, the NL sucks so they are only 11 or so games back from the wild card, but to make the wild card, they would have to great while more than 10+ teams would have tank the rest of the season. It's not happening.

Go over to that hole, NSBB. You will find a thread with those morons talking about the chances of the post-season. Some actually believe that it can be done. :o:

I mentioned this about a week or so ago in another thread, I heard some of the members of the local media talking about the flubs playoff chances. On that CLTV sportsnite program or whatever, one of the guests, forget who, was saying that the flubs have a decent shot at the playoffs. He also went on to say that the Sox will not make the playoffs. People like this should just be put to sleep, like dogs.

As for the Cardinals, they are horrible. Their record is not telling of how bad they are. I don't know how their team ERA is not over 10. Every game I have watched them play, they give up a boat load of runs. They can't beat good teams, and they struggle to beat bad teams.

If they make the playoffs, they will be 3 and out, book it.