Hello! I am a Cardinals fan from Taiwan. I have some suggestions to Matheny. My English is not good, so I just post one suggestion here. This forum doesn't support Chinese. Other suggestions I key in with Traditional Chinese, and upload to depositfiles. If someone understand it, please translate it into English and post it here. Thanks a lot^_^
Now Cardinals should change batting lineup, especially when facing right hand pitcher. I explain it in my Chinese txt.
VS RHPJ. Jay CFM. Carpenter 2B M. Holliday LFC. Beltran RFD. Freese 3BA. Craig 1BY. Molina CR. Furcal SSPitcher
VS LHPJ. Jay CFA. Craig 1BM. Holliday LFC. Beltran RFD. Freese 3BY. Molina CD. Descalso 2BR. Furcal SSPitcher
My Sincere suggestions to Matheny (A txt file of Traditional Chinese): http://depositfiles.com/files/3duxu0upg
i wish we could get carpenter in the lineup more.i didnt see the game he played second so i dont have an opinion of that..i do know he is a natural 3rd baseman.
it has really hurt the team that furcal's early season bat dissapeared..
i really liked him an jay one two...
yep..thats ok with me..i think mike is trying to make DD his starter thoughit looks bad right now since DD has been in a slump at the plate.
im good with trying all options and playing the hot bat..personally ..i enjoy having solid defense up the middle...so im always going to lean towards DD
Never happen. We hired a clueless ex-catcher whose fixation with defense is as bad as Willie's fixation with stupid.
I don't like Matheny's style. Defense wins championships, eh?
Tell that to the 2011 Cardinals. Without Schumaker and Theriot's clutch hits, we never see the World Series.
without picking up furcal an a healthy punto we never get to the world series.the overall belief that we can win without defense on this mb is absurd..
with riot at short an skip at second we would never even got to the dam playoffs..trading colby and playing jay.in CF ALSO improved our defense last season..
you guys have short selective memories
carpenter didnt have enough chances at 2b to comment on his range, the times there was ground balls, matt carpenter didnt turn double play, although it seemed alm,ost impossible to turn double play on those chances so it wouldnt be fair to judge him on that either
one thing i did notice though, is when covering 2nd, he did not have footwork to jump over and avoid sliding baserunner, so unless he gets time to work on getting out of way on runner and learn his footwork on double play balls, then he is just going to get drilled and injured playing 2b because he didnt dodge well enough to defend himself and his knee would get taken out unless he improves in that area
maybe if he could get an entire spring to work on that, it should be tried again, but right now he is a sitting duck at 2b
i have no idea why skip hasnt been playing, matheny apparently doesnt like him or skip has some injury not disclosed to media
if skip is healthy, he should be starting against every right handed pitcher
I know that Carpenter has few chances at 2B. I list him just because he is the best batting player on Cardinals bench now. Schumaker is another good option to replace Descalso when facing RHP. Descalso played too much and he reduces Cardinals offense when facing RHP.
Is there no one understand Chinese? I hope that someone enthusiastic can translate my Chinese txt file. After all my English is not good. Like this reply writings, I consulted the dictionary over 7 times. Maybe I used some wrong words.
carp 2 is a guy i like..he just plays the wrong position.i dont like training a guy to play second.you can play itor you can't
i agree for this year at least carp cant play 2b, hed just get injured and should only be used there in emergency situations in extra inning games
however if they want to give him a chance to improve and work on it and try in spring training next season, i have no problems with that, i think it wasnt the worst with skip, though the chances of it working decently again are slim. Carpenter just doesnt have the footwork and agility to avoid collisions at the bag and will screw up his knee if he plays there too much
1. Schumaker - 2B (L) 2. Jay - CF (L)3. Holliday - LF (R)4. Craig - 1B (R) - Hits no matter where he is placed. 2nd best hitter in the line up. Let him drive in runs.5. Beltran - RF(S) - .323 hitting 2nd, .266 hitting 4th. Only .237 since all star break.6. Molina - C (R)7. Freese - 3B (R) - .263 hitting 5th, .404 6th, .352 7th. Small sample size but seems more relaxed down in the line up.8. Furcal - SS (S) - .212 since June 1. Probably should just play Jackson.
I like Beltran hitting 2nd more than anywhere, but then Jay has to go to lead off and move Freese to 5th and Skip to 7th. I think that really weakens the line up. I think Jay should hit 7th but again forces Freese to hit 5th and moves Skip to 7th. I dont like Skip and Furcal hitting back to back. I agree if Carpenter could play 2B then the lineup could be much better. With Jay leading off and Carpenter hitting 2nd.