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  • Is the "Window of oppurtunity" closing on the Cards?

    I was listening to call in crap (I know,I Know) on the way home from the Stros game today (2 hour ride) and Bowa and some others were saying its beginning to close.

    I know Walker was a quick-fix...but I didn't really agree that the team is losing it.In Bowas' defense,he did not say "This is it"....just that the window is shrinking....

    Thoughts?

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    QUOTE(Argon @ Oct 2 2005, 08:47 PM) Quoted post

    I was listening to call in crap (I know,I Know) on the way home from the Stros game today (2 hour ride) and Bowa and some others were saying its beginning to close.

    I know Walker was a quick-fix...but I didn't really agree that the team is losing it.In Bowas' defense,he did not say "This is it"....just that the window is shrinking....

    Thoughts?
    [/b][/quote]

    Houston should be WELL aware of the opportunity closing, themselves

    They are in way worse position than the Cardinals
    (ie Bagwell/Biggio much of their starting pitchers)

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    • #3
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      • #4
        Yes, it's closing. 5 years in contention and 1 pennant to show for it. They have been the best team in the NL for the second straight year. This is their best chance to win it all. If they don't, then it's going to be tough for them to be in this rare position again in the future...

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        • #5
          These guys are solid for the next five years, barring trades, catastrophic injuries, or overly ambitious contract demands....

          Marquis.

          Mulder.

          Carpenter.

          Anthony Reyes.

          Molina.

          Pujols.

          Rolen.

          Eckstein.






          For one more year.

          Maybe two.


          Edmonds.

          Suppan.

          Sanders.

          Taguchi.

          That to me is a solid base for competing in 2006 and 2007, give or take a few of Walt's magic moments

          Second base is a concern, as is the lack of a couple of outfielders.

          I think Walt will take care of that, and the bench contributors.


          The main concern to me is the bullpen.

          I'm not sure Isringhausen has a whole lot left in the tank.

          That will probably dictate the Cardinals post-season hopes next year and beyond.

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          • #6
            Even though it seems like he's been around forever, Suppan is only 30.

            He's got another 5-6 years in him, easy.
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            • #7
              QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 10:36 PM) Quoted post

              Yes, it's closing. 5 years in contention and 1 pennant to show for it. They have been the best team in the NL for the second straight year. This is their best chance to win it all. If they don't, then it's going to be tough for them to be in this rare position again in the future...
              [/b][/quote]

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              • #8
                QUOTE(The Skeptic @ Oct 2 2005, 10:57 PM) Quoted post

                These guys are solid for the next five years, barring trades, catastrophic injuries, or overly ambitious contract demands....

                Marquis.

                Mulder.

                Carpenter.

                Anthony Reyes.

                Molina.

                Pujols.

                Rolen.

                Eckstein.






                For one more year.

                Maybe two.


                Edmonds.

                Suppan.

                Sanders.

                Taguchi.

                That to me is a solid base for competing in 2006 and 2007, give or take a few of Walt's magic moments

                Second base is a concern, as is the lack of a couple of outfielders.

                I think Walt will take care of that, and the bench contributors.


                The main concern to me is the bullpen.

                I'm not sure Isringhausen has a whole lot left in the tank.

                That will probably dictate the Cardinals post-season hopes next year and beyond.
                [/b][/quote]

                You build with starting pitching and position players. Relief, especially middle, is generall cobbled together annually with some free agent signings, couple of trades and youngsters up from the farm.

                I'm more concerned about the outfield and 2nd base long term than any other positions.
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                • #9
                  QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 2 2005, 11:51 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 10:36 PM) Quoted post

                  Yes, it's closing. 5 years in contention and 1 pennant to show for it. They have been the best team in the NL for the second straight year. This is their best chance to win it all. If they don't, then it's going to be tough for them to be in this rare position again in the future...
                  [/b][/quote]

                  I feel better now.

                  You're predictions are always wrong.
                  [/b][/quote]


                  I hate to say this but, the Padres are going to win the series. Hope I'm wrong there..

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 3 2005, 12:55 AM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 2 2005, 11:51 PM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 10:36 PM) Quoted post

                    Yes, it's closing. 5 years in contention and 1 pennant to show for it. They have been the best team in the NL for the second straight year. This is their best chance to win it all. If they don't, then it's going to be tough for them to be in this rare position again in the future...
                    [/b][/quote]

                    I feel better now.

                    You're predictions are always wrong.
                    [/b][/quote]


                    I hate to say this but, the Padres are going to win the series. Hope I'm wrong there..
                    [/b][/quote]
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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 11:55 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 2 2005, 11:51 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 10:36 PM) Quoted post

                      Yes, it's closing. 5 years in contention and 1 pennant to show for it. They have been the best team in the NL for the second straight year. This is their best chance to win it all. If they don't, then it's going to be tough for them to be in this rare position again in the future...
                      [/b][/quote]

                      I feel better now.

                      You're predictions are always wrong.
                      [/b][/quote]


                      I hate to say this but, the Padres are going to win the series. Hope I'm wrong there..
                      [/b][/quote]

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 11:55 PM) Quoted post
                        QUOTE(hkyfan @ Oct 2 2005, 11:51 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(GreatestShow99 @ Oct 2 2005, 10:36 PM) Quoted post

                        Yes, it's closing. 5 years in contention and 1 pennant to show for it. They have been the best team in the NL for the second straight year. This is their best chance to win it all. If they don't, then it's going to be tough for them to be in this rare position again in the future...
                        [/b][/quote]

                        I feel better now.

                        You're predictions are always wrong.
                        [/b][/quote]


                        I hate to say this but, the Padres are going to win the series. Hope I'm wrong there.. [/b][/quote]
                        Too bad you didn't take the bet with me about the Astros winning the division. Some poor kid could have used your $50.00 to make his dream come true, not yours.

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