Lucky Seven, Here-Come-The-Reds edition

1. Simple question. Division winner. Reds, Cards, Cubs, Brewers: who ya got?

2. What should the Cardinals do about the ninth inning? Boggs? Motte? Batista? Sanchez? Committee? Back to Franklin soon?

3. How should the Cardinals apportion time at second base while Skip Schumaker is out? Options include Punto, Descalso, and Greene.

4. Jaime Garcia currently leads the Cardinals in strikeouts, followed by Lohse, and then Carpenter. At the end of the year, which Cardinals hurler will have the most Ks?

5. Are you following NFL Draft stuff? If so, who should the Rams take? If you’re a fan of another team, who do you want your team to take in the first round?

6. I say Archer is the funniest show on TV. What say you?

7. Best album you’ve heard so far this year?

-M.

30 Comments

1. Reds
2. Committee for now with Motte and Sanchez splitting time. Make decision based on that.
3. I think it’s important to get all three of these guys at bats, especially if any of them plan on staying with the team past Schumaker’s return, like Descalso for example. It’ll keep them all fresh.
4. Carpenter. I see Lohse cooling down a bit, Garcia will have a good year, but will rely more on sinkerballin’ later on the season.
5. Who cares.
6. Funniest? Community- clever wit.
7. Radiohead’s new work is pretty good.

1. Reds. Unfortunately.
2. Boggs.
3. Descalso or Greene. Punto’s bat is dead, IMO.
4. Gonna go Garcia, Carp isn’t as much of a K guy and if Garcia stays healthy he’ll rack up more.
5. No draft fan here.
6. You know it! I’m commandeering this air boat.
7.Angles, by the Strokes.

1) Cardinals, 2)Boggs, 3)Punto, 4) Carpenter, Lohse and Garcia will have more wins, 5)Julio Jones/Best WR left, 6) The office.

1. Cards?
2. Boggs. (Sanchez, as far as I’m concerned, should be treated a la Bubble Boy for the foreseeable future)
3. I love me some Descalso and think he should get as much experience as possible. But TLR being TLR, Punto will get the lion’s share.
4. Garcia.
5. Corey Liuget, just for the name.
6. Parks. And. Recreation.
7. Childish Gambino – The EP. It’s the future of rap, and it’s glorious.

1. Cards
2. Sanchez
3. Punto
4. Garcia
5. Colts – Anthony Castonzo, Nate Solder, or Mike Pouncey
6. Colbert Report on Comedy Central
7. Rolling Papers by Wiz Khalifa

Colbert is AWESOME! Just sayin :)

1. Reds, but it’s looking really competitive.
2. Committee with Boggs coming out on top.
3. Descalso and Greene split the majority of time. Punto is defensive sub.
4. Carpenter
5. Julio, Aldon Smith, or Ingram, I guess. I’m not that close to the draft.
6. Parks and Recreation
7. The Age of Adz – Sufjan Stevens although I think it came out last year.

1) Cardinals (of course)…the Reds are just for show.
2) I think that Franklin will be okay in time but while he’s on the low down, we should stick with pitchers like Sanchez who aren’t afraid to throw strikes. That’s where we get into trouble alot is when we walk too many people
3) I really like what I’ve seen of Descalso and Punto, but I think Descalso is way better suited for third base. However, I trust him more than Punto.
4) This is a toughy. Lohse and Garcia look REALLY good. Carp has done well too, but has no wins to show for it (Ryan Franklin… :(…). Ultimately, I think Garcia will pull it out, but Lohse will be close behind…assuming he stays healthy.
5. Do not care about football at all.
6. Favorite TV show of all time is 24.
7. I like too much music to pick a favorite album.

1) Reds
2) Motte/Boggs committee
3) give the most ABs to Descalso, then Punto, leave Greene out as much as possible
4) Carp by a mile
5) Rams: Julio Jones if available, Aldon Smith if not
49ers (my team): God, oh God, please pick Patrick Peterson… Anyone but Blaine Gabbert
6) Eh. Shows currently airing new episodes? None until Psych comes back
7) blaaaahhhhhh nothing

1)Cardinals, 2)Boggs/Bautista committee situational decision, 3)Situational decision based on productivity/pitching/standings (they all need the games if we intend on relying on them late in the season), 4)Garcia, Carpenter, Lohse, 5) The best available wide receiver (or possibly trade pick for established #1), 6)Never seen archer but I like 2 1/2 Men still, 7)Nothing really comes to mind for me.

1. Simple question. Division winner. Reds, Cards, Cubs, Brewers: who ya got?

2. What should the Cardinals do about the ninth inning? Boggs? Motte? Batista? Sanchez? Committee? Back to Franklin soon?

3. How should the Cardinals apportion time at second base while Skip Schumaker is out? Options include Punto, Descalso, and Greene.

4. Jaime Garcia currently leads the Cardinals in strikeouts, followed by Lohse, and then Carpenter. At the end of the year, which Cardinals hurler will have the most Ks?

5. Are you following NFL Draft stuff? If so, who should the Rams take? If you’re a fan of another team, who do you want your team to take in the first round?

6. I say Archer is the funniest show on TV. What say you?

7. Best album you’ve heard so far this year?

1. CIN and MIL (tie)
2. Boggs, Motte committee (no else invited, add Franklin to it later when he’s in the zone)
3. Mostly Punto and some Descalso
4. Garcia
5. Don’t follow in baseball season!
6. Modern Family, can’t watch without rolling
7. ZBB – pass the jar

1. Cards (why not?)
2. Boggs for now. Eventually Sanchez.
3. Use em all until one cries uncle.
4. Garcia (best stuff)
5. Best DT available
6. ???
7. Go Go Boots – DBT

1)RedBIRDS
2)I say give it to Sanchez (after exposure he could things could change though). He’s the young guy so let him be the future. Give him the oppurtunity to screw it up. Boggs looking sharp as well so platoon him and Motte in the setup role. I’m sorry Franklin is done. Hanging crap is not “good stuff.” Maybe if he would focus on 2 or 3 good pitches instead of trying to build an arsenal of 6 or 7 different pitches he could come back. Get back to basics. Done. That being said this whole “closer” role is a joke. Put the best pitcher in to fit the situation to get the job done. So maybe I just contradicted myself. Get rid of the saves stat
3)Hmm I like Descalso and that diving play the other night was smoking. Punto is proven in the field. And Greene has has his moments. I think I pick Descalso but I think going down the stretch all these guys are going to be important depth spelling Theriot, Freese, and Schu
4)Garcia, Carp, Lohse
5)Are they gonna play football this year?
6)Modern Family
7)Mumford and Sons – Sign No More. But it was released in 2009 so guess I’m better at baseball questions lol

1. Cardinals
2. Boggs, now. Sanchez later this season (although a rookie, the Cardinals weren’t afraid to throw Wainwright out there in his debut, just saying).
3. I wouldn’t mind seeing Greene at short and Theriot at 2nd.
4.Garcia is no longer a flash-in-the-pan. He is proven he can s/o the best of hitters.
5.Colts need LINEMEN!!
6.”Modern Family” is the wittiest show on TV, and no other show comes close.
7. Amos Lee’s “Mission Bell.” The single “Windows are Rolled Down”will be my theme song for the summer.

1. Pirates.. J/K I think the Cards can pull it off.
2. Boggs
3. Descalso has shown beautiful defense at 2nd. Punto can spell Freese occasionally and D-man at second also.
4.I would say Jamie but if Westbrook starts pitching well he is gonna rack up the K’s
5. won’t matter if they don’t play
6. I like Commuinity myself
7. The Unforgiving by Within Temptation.

Great big “if” on #4 there, my man. I’m worried by what I see of Westbrook so far.

1. Cardinals

2. Committee

3. Punto 1/4, Descalso 1/4, and Greene1/2.

4. Carp

5. Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

6. I say Archer is the funniest show on TV. What say you? Isn’t an archer someone that shoots arrows? No time for sitcoms…

7. Best album you’ve heard so far this year?
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals…

but I have very high hopes for a new album due out in June:
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Revelator…
http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com/

It’s not a sitcom.

1) Cards, fingers crossed
2) Boggs (because I just picked him up for my fantasy team)
3) I like Descalso for his defense
4) Garcia (worried Carp will get hurt)
5) Not really concerned
6) The Venture Brothers (or Community if you don’t count it)
7) I’ve been listening to a lot of The Weakerthans, lately, but that’t not new

1. Dead heat, and possibly tie, between Cardinals and Reds. Too close to call at this juncture.
2. Committee, using Franklin’s misfortunes (btw, I respect the way he apologized for his understandably angry outburst) as an excuse to get the bullpen usage back to the way it should be: use the best reliever in the highest-leverage situation, which is not necessarily the ninth inning.
3. Start Descalso against RH pitchers. Against lefties, the keystone is Theriot and Greene; I’d prefer Greene at SS and Theriot at 2B in this setup.
4. Carp.
5-7. No opinion.

1. Cards
2. Boggs, at least until he shows he can’t do it.
3. Punto 50%, 25% ea for Greene and Descalso
4. Garcia
5. A defensive end
6. Partial to Parks & rec myself
7. For purely sentimental reasons, collapse into now. Also loving the new foo fighters

1. Wow…this is a tough one…I originally had the Cardinals with as little bias as possible. I think the Cards’ 2010 season was well short of expectations and the Reds’ season was a bit above their potential…I believe in self-correction, especially when the Cards get a better. The Brewers…they are going to complicate things, but I still think they won’t hold it together enough in the end. The Cubs haven’t shown an organizational ability to put it all together recently, and I still think they have too many obstacles to doing that. In the end, I stick with an improved Cards offense and more consistent than expected rotation. Can I change my answer if a significant injury to the 2 through 6 hitters pops up?

2. I firmly believe now is the time to give Boggs a try. He’s going to give up the occasional hit as some of those line drive outs get through off his slider the other way, but he’s shown the ability to work around hits and men on base lately. Motte needs to remain in that “bring him in for a strikeout” role and a 7th inning in close games appearance. Sanchez isn’t ready for the ninth…but he could be a VERY effective 8th inning setup man for Boggsy. Batista shouldn’t see the ninth inning with a pair of binoculars. I don’t like his control and I don’t like his consistency. Boggs in the ninth…only to be occasionally spelled by mix and match (his first year in the ninth could be a bit more than he’s used to).

3. The biggest loss with Skip was offense. I think Descalso offers the best option for everyday offense while wielding a superb glove. Punto should be used to spell Freese at 3B if he can consistently handle the assignment as well as Descalso at 2B against lefties. Greene should be locked in an isolation chamber and forced to watch episodes of Dallas until he develops a better 2-strike approach.

4. I think Garcia…if he can get enough innings. If Garcia is the pitcher we saw in the first two games, he will rack ‘em up. If he is the pitcher we saw in the last two games, he won’t see enough innings to keep the lead. In the end, I think he sees more outs by K than Carp who should be looking to be incredibly efficient to lead this staff and save the ‘pen.

5. Not really. My team is the Chiefs, and after the last few years, I always look for KC to take offensive linemen until the cows come home…and then take D linemen.

6. Never seen it. I get more into intense dramas and sci-fis…although, Parenthood is one of the best shows on television for me, right now. Funniest? The mrs has me watching a lot of How I Met Your Mother right now…funny stuff there.

7. I am always WAY behind when it comes to music…so I gotta’ go with Zac Brown Band: Foundation. I’m experiencing a country resurgence…stop it, Matt…stop retching in your latte’…

1. Cards.
2. Boggs
3. Punto.
4. Garcia.
5. Hoping for Julio Jones but will gladly settle for Corey Liuget.
6. Louie.
7. Haven’t listened to a current album in at least 10 years, and that was a comeback album.

1. Brewers
2. Boggs
3. Descalso
4. Carp
5. No
6. Louie
7. Asobi Seksu – Fluorescence (not as good as Citrus, tho)

1. Cards
2. Boggs
3. Punto
4. Carpenter
5. Hoping the Bears get Gabe Carimi or Derek Sherrod
6. I absolutely love Archer! It is one of my favorite shows and clearly one of the funniest.
7. Not really an album kind a guy, just love to listen to all types of music.

1. Cards, if they stay healthy enough.
2. Committee. If an obvious candidate emerges from that – Franklin included – then go with them.
3. Go with a platoon of Greene and Descalso. They are young and talented, see if they can cut it.
4. Carpenter.
5. Not familiar with college players enough. I’m a Packers fan, and they need offensive line help.
6. Don’t really watch current sitcoms.
7. I’m kind of like the last guy on this one.

1.) STL
2.) Hopefully Franklin will get his stuff back soon.
3.) Is Tommy Herr out of the question?
4) Hoping Garcia has a breakout season this year and gets 150+
5.) Go Bears
6.) 30 Rock-Tracey Morgan is hilarious
7.) Buddy Guy’s new album

1. Cardinals
2. I’d prefer that Sanchez or Salas got the nod, but am satisfied if Boggs gets the spot over Batista.
3. I’d like to see Theriot at second with Greene at SS with the occasional Descalso at 2B and Theriot at SS.
4. Garcia
5. Rams should take a WR (Green? Jones?). I hope they do.
6. If it’s not Archer, then it’s a close second behind Parks and Rec.
7. The Dangers of Standing Still by Red City Radio

1. Reds more than likely, but it may come down to who makes the best deals around the trade deadline. Cards need to do something about their defense. Pretty scary across the board.

2. Boggs….Though I think Sanchez might be the future. I just hope that he steps in and gives something consistent and this doesn’t turn into the year where Izzy and Franklin kept blowing games and no one knew their role.

3. Punto two out of every three games. He has a history of playing regularly and needs the at bats to get back into the swing after missing so much time. Greene and Descalso on a situational basis.

4. If Lohse doesn’t get hurt, I think it might be him.

5. Likely Liugit or another defensive player, unless they somehow trade up to take Julio Jones or Green.

6. Community and Parks & Recreation are both pretty good. Love Archer, though. Bring back The League.

7. Lykke Li’s “Wounded Rhymes” and Plan B’s “The Defamation Of Strickland Banks” are early favorites, but haven’t taken in enough of The Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light” to have an opinion yet.

1. Call me bias, but I say the Cardinals.

2. Boggs, but it’s too early to give up on Franklin. Then again, it may already be too late.

3. Platoon until one merges as the front running candidate. But generally, I’d go with Descalso.

4. Garcia. He would have had more K’s than Carpenter last season in he was pitching on limited innings. Assuming he pitches the full season, I expect 190-200 strikeouts.

5. Completely unlikely, but the the Razorback fan in me says Ryan Mallet.

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