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Old 06-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #141
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So let's see ... at nine years a team ...

it should only take you until 2171 to 'finish'. And then what would you do?!?

*grabs a pillow*
I was afraid to do the math after this first one, but ouch, that's a long time...

Maybe for my encore I can take teams from first to worst.
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11/1/1910 - Intro to the Cardinals

With the move across town I have gone from a team with a fan interest of 100 to 59. We definitely aren't the main attraction in St. Louis. The Cardinals have gone from winning the first World Series in 1901 with a 79-61 record to 59-95 last season. There last winning season came in 1905 when they went 81-73, although they did break even in 1907 with 77 wins and losses.

My first action as GM was to fire every one of my remaining coaches. We needed a trainer and scout already, but nobody was really worth keeping. So the first update will be just based on stats, and our amateur draft will be without the benefit of scouting as well.

Starting Pitchers
Sam Weaver 17-18, 2.69 ERA
Arlie Pond 15-19, 2,84 ERA
Doug Fister 9-21, 2.59 ERA
John Stuper 8-20, 3.39 ERA

It's not hard to see why we ranked last in every pitching category, although we also finished worst in defensive efficiency as well. Pond is the veteran at 33 years old, followed by Weaver (29), Stuper (27), and Fister (25). 28 year old Zach Day is the only other rotation candidate in the minors, although he never appeared in the majors at 28.

20 year old Vic Keen pitched well in the bullpen 2-0, 1.00 ERA and is capable of starting, and was one of the interesting prospects that I traded to the Cardinals from my time with the Browns. Brian Bannister, Gene Nelson, and Ted Lewis are other relievers who could start, although they aren't starting for a reason.

Catchers
Brian Downing(28) and Javier Valentin (25) have the catcher position locked down. They may not be the ideal long term solution, but I've got bigger fish to fry.

Infield
Greg Brock (32), Red Smyth (24), Hal McRae (25), and John McGraw (28) make up my infield. McGraw has no business playing shortstop, McRae shouldn't be playing at third, and Smyth at second worries me. Cylde Engle functioned as our utility infielder, but is rated poorly defensively.

Outfield
25 year old Mel Hall is our starting centerfielder, and Wes Covington (26) the starting left fielder. Only Richie Zisk (26) was capable of playing the position he was playing at. It's obviously not hard to see why we struggled defensively, and I think improving my defense will help improve our pitching results.

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Bernie Fryberg is capable of holding down third base, and hit .284 last season. There is no reason he shouldn't be our starting third baseman, and will get first crack at the third base job. While that isn't much in my priority list, the rest of my priorities are:
2) Centerfielder
3) Shortstop
4) Second Base

The middle of the field needs big help, and we will put better fielders in those positions, even if our offense suffers.

With the second pick in the draft it came down to three choices - Barry Bonds, Chipper Jones, or Paul Molitor. Obviously we aren't going by position of need here, just best available, but I reluctantly drafted Bonds. Centerfielder Mookie Wilson was our second pick, with 2B Bobby Richardson our third pick. Shortstop Bob Meinke was picked fourth, and our final pick was starting pitcher Rube Marquard.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:21 PM   #143
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4/1/1911 - Offseason Report

First, I'm calling our personnel strategy the 5 year plan. I wanted to bring aboard a group of managers, coachers, scouts who will be around for 5 years. If we have to make changes I won't hesitate, but I don't want to get in to 1 year deals and replace coaches every year, especially if they are doing well.

Ray Mueller was brought aboard as manager, who will be managing a team for the first time. Pat Weber was brought on as pitching coach, and former manager Manual Flores as bench coach. Flores was bench coach for the World Champion Boston Rustlers before receiving a promotion to manager then fired after an 83-71 season. Jose Peralta was brought aboard as my scouting director. The only exception to my 5 year rule was hitting coach Manuel Arribalzaga, who we signed to a one year based on his ratings.

Veteran shortstop Bucky Dent and second baseman OzzieVirgil Sr were both signed to minor league contracts to help give us some defensive depth.

We made a big trade with the Cleveland Naps, sending SP John Stuper, LF Wes Covington, 2B Rich Rollins, and 3B Bernie Friberg to the Naps and getting back SP Russ Bauers and 1B Billy Cowan. The key piece of the deal was Bauers who went 20-13 with a 1.76 ERA for the Naps, who are in rebuilding mode. They were able to upgrade at three positions, and send back defensive specialist Billy Cowan to even out the deal.

And finally we made a trade with the rebuilding Athletics, sending 1B Clyde Engle, OF Mel Hall, and Hal McRae, who I was really hesitant dealing, and getting back shortstop Honus Wagner. John McGraw will slide over to third from shortstop, which I believe is his stronger position.

That leaves a couple of defensive weaknesses at second base and catcher, but overall we should see some big defensive improvements, and with a new ace at the top of the rotation I expect big things from the Cardinals. Our fans hate the deals, but I'm pleased with the new look, at least before we play any games.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:32 PM   #144
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5/1/1911 - High Expectations

Heading into the season our owner expects us to make it to the playoffs, while preseason predictions have us coming in second place, just behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In reality I feel like we are pretty close to being able to compete. We started off the season with a 11-7 record, with a decent offense, good pitching, and ok defense.

My biggest area of concern right now is second base. With Red Smyth manning second base and providing poor defense and not too great offense. I've got two options that will provide a potential upgrade. Youth with Bobby Richardson, or a veteran defender in Ozzie Virgil. For now I'll keep a close eye on the situation.
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6/1/1911 - A rough month

After a successful opening month, we finished up with a 11-17 month, falling to 5th place in the National League, 7 1/2 games back. We are now closer to last place than we are to first place, and our trouble spots are starting to stand out.

I made one move before we move forward into June, shopping around 1B Greg Brock. Trading Brock for the second time in the dynasty, my old team offered 34 year old catcher William Fischer.

That will make Billy Cowan our everyday first baseman, and Fischer will spend some time behind the plate, allowing Javier Valentin to split his time between backup catcher and backup first baseman.

Second baseman Red Smyth was sent down, despite his bat picking up gradually. Bobby Richardson and Ozzie Virgil Sr will get a chance to pick up the slack.
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7/1/1911 - A strong month

It's been up and down with the Cardinals so far, as we finished the month 16-9 and returned to winning. The Cardinals now sit in second place and we are now 5 games behind the Cubs.

I expect a quiet trade deadline and we'll continue to let some of the younger Cardinals develop.
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8/1/1911 - Jumping into first place tie

The Cardinals went 18-11 for the month, and we took advantage of the Cubs' struggles to move into a first place tie. We had a couple of injuries this month, losing Ozzie Virgil, Sr. and Mookie Wilson to injury, but they should be back soon.

Despite the temptation to make a deadline move I chose to remain silent and see what the Cardinals can do. Our offense is middle of the pack, but our pitching and defense is improving.

We'll see what happens, and this is only our first season with the Cardinals, but after spending so much time in St. Louis previously it feels important to win quick this time.
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9/1/1911 - Our Giant problem

The Chicago Cubs are 11-7 against the New York Giants, while we are 6-13 against the Giants. They just seem to have our number this season, and always seem to play us when we are hot, and manage to cool us off.

Despite yesterday's win against the Giants, they took 3 of 4 from us to end the month and cause us to have a losing month and we now sit 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs, and we hold a slim one game lead against the Giants.

We do have just three games left with the Giants this season, but 6 games against the Cubs are important.

I'm hoping for a good end to the season for the Cardinals.
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10/23/1911 - Season wrap-up

Year 1 is in the books, and as you can probably tell by the 'Season wrap-up' title, things didn't end as good as expected. We finished September and October going 17-12, and made things close, but in the end not close enough. I'll take the second place finish, and we'll try and make up the 2 game difference next season.

I don't want to focus on the negatives too much, as we improved by 26 games in the win total. Some of my trades don't look too well after one season. For example, I don't want to talk about the seasons that both Mel Hall and Hal McRae had.

I expect that this offseason will be filled with minor tweaking as opposed to a big overhaul. Ozzie Virgil, Sr. did decide to call it quits, as well as a few of our minor league veterans. I'll also be looking for a new hitting coach, and take a look for ways to improve the team.

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1 down, 29 to go:

St Louis Browns - 54-86 (.386) 28 GB
1902 - St. Louis Browns 69-71 (.493) 20 GB (Season Score - 35)
1903 - St. Louis Browns 69-71 (.493) 11 GB (Season Score - 36)
1904 - St. Louis Browns 89-65 (.578) - GB, Lost World Series 4-3 to Pittsburgh Pirates (Season Score - 94)
1905 - St. Louis Browns 88-66 (.571) - GB, Lost World Series 4-2 to Pittsburgh Pirates (Season Score - 78)
1906 - St. Louis Browns 85-69 (.552) 3 GB (Season Score - 41)
1907 - St. Louis Browns 81-73 (.526) 19 GB (Season Score - 5)
1908 - St. Louis Browns 94-60 (.610) - GB, Lost World Series 4-2 to Philadelphia Phillies (Season Score - 93)
1909 - St. Louis Browns 86-68 (.558) - GB, Lost World Series 4-1 to Boston Doves (Season Score - 57)
1910 - St. Louis Browns 97-57 (.630) - GB, Won World Series 4-3 over Pittsburgh Pirates (Season Score - 97)
St Louis Cardinals - 59-95 (.383) 29 GB
1911 - St. Louis Cardinals 85-69 (.552) 2 GB (Season Score - 40)
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4/1/1912 - Offseason Report

The first order of the offseason was the amateur draft. While I generally like to go for the best available player and take my scouting director's recommendation this year I couldn't do that, as my scout was recommending a starting pitcher. I just felt that my biggest need wasn't a starting pitcher as I look to get out of St. Louis for the second time.

UL Washington was rated highly in the pre-draft lists, in fact was rated the second best prospect. I feel that I need help at second base, and Washington has the benefit of playing both middle infield positions fairly well, so we went with UL Washington with our top pick. I really just listened to my scouts from there on out, and don't expect much out of anybody but Washington.

SS/2B - UL Washington
RF - Dixie Walker
MR - Herb Hutson
2B - Cesar Crespo
C - Tom Nieto

As for the rest of the offseason, I didn't make any moves. With the addition of UL Washington I felt pretty good about the team, and didn't want to shake things up too much. I can tweak in season if necessary. My owner expects us to win it all, and the pre-season predictions have the Cardinals running away with the NL. I don't quite have the confidence of either, but I feel pretty good heading in to the season.

Around the league:
• Josh Beckett was traded to the Boston Red Sox. Beckett was the ace of the3 time Pittsburgh Pirates World Championship teams and is 154-119 in his career.
• The Only Nolan was traded to the Pirates from my former team in June, and was traded again to the Tigers the following season. Nolan is still the All-time career leader in wins with 227.
• Rogers Hornsby is the career leader in hits with 1897, with Dick Allen just 3 behind with 1894,and Red Murray rounding out the top 3 with 1881. I never heard of Red Murray, but he played between 1906-1917 for three teams and compiled a career .270 average.
• Herm Winningham set the season record with 35 triples, with Chipper Jones setting the season record for home runs (12), and Dick Allen setting the season mark for RBI (102)
• Jonathan Broxton recorded 19 saves to set the season record.
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5/1/1912 - Not the start I expected

The Cardinals started the season 8-8, and with an injury to Arlie Pond I almost regret not picking a starting pitcher with our first round pick.

But UL Washington has been great, and won the NL Rookie of the Month award, hitting .358 with 12 RBI. The rest of my offense outside of Mookie Wilson has been pretty anemic, but I think that they will come around as the weather heats up.
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6/1/1912 - Our depth is being tested

For the month the Cards went 18-12, which got us back into the race and we now sit just 2 games outside of first place. There are four teams bunched at the top, so things won't be easy.

We've also seen our fair share of injuries this season, especially in the outfield and rotation. Doug Fister is the second starting pitcher out with an injury, and will miss the next four months. Both Mookie Wilson, our starting centerfielder, and Don Bosch, his backup were injured.

For now our depth is definitely being tested, but hopefully we have a strong enough team to hang on despite our injuries.
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7/1/1912 - Bonds the latest casualty

On the field the Cardinals played pretty well, finishing the month with an 16-11 record, and we sit three games behind Boston. Based on Pythagorean record we'd be sitting in a first place tie with the Braves.

The Braves high powered offense is led by Rogers Hornsby, Cy Williams, and a 28 year old Bobby Bonds. Their rotation is anchored by Ben Sanders, who is 15-3 with a 2.38 ERA. The wonderful world of random debut where Barry's father is just over 6 years older than he is, and playing for our main rival right now.

But Barry broke his kneecap, and will be out for the rest of the season. I guess now would be the time to get that World Series Championship while Barry is on the shelf. With Don Bosch on the team he should be able to slide comfortably over to left field, and since we are still in the deadball era, missing Bond's home run power will be easier to swallow.
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8/1/1912 - A deadline deal

In second place with the trade deadline approaching, I explored some of the rebuilding teams to see if I could improve my team. I was looking for a veteran, and decided on LF Pat Sheridan, who at 35 years old didn't fit in with the Pirates plans. We acquired Sheridan and AAA catcher Alberto Castillo, who hasn't got a hit yet in the minors, but I do like his glove. We sent to Pittsburgh catcher Brian Downing and left fielder Rip Repulski.

The 35 year old Sheridan is in the midst of the best year of his career. It was tough trading Downing, and William Fischer was the Pirates first choice to get back, but I didn't feel right sending a 35 year old to a rebuilding team.

The sad part is that I was weighing my options between trading for Sheridan, or Tony Clark. I felt pretty good at first base though, even though Clark would be a veteran upgrade. Of course the next day my first baseman, Billy Cowan went down for injury for the next 6 weeks.

July was a rough month as we had our first losing record for the year, going 13-14.
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Honus Wagner should be batting clean up.
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Honus Wagner should be batting clean up.
Yeah, I have resisted messing around with line-ups and letting my manager handle those. Sometimes it drives me nuts, but it does give me a good excuse to fire the manager if I really don't like it.
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9/1/1912 - 6 games out

We finished the month with a 6 game winning streak to end the month 13-11, but still sit 6 games behind the Braves. Mookie Wilson went out again with injury, and we face an uphill battle in September.

Pat Sheridan has played really well since coming over, hitting .397 in his first 20 games.
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This is a great idea for a dynasty. Good luck
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