Quick Hits: Trout, Avila, Cardinals

On this date two years ago the Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125MM extension. Right away, critics of the deal wondered why the Phillies would commit nine figures for Howard's age 32-36 seasons when he doesn't play a premium position. Their questions persist two years later since Howard's on the disabled list and his power numbers are in decline. Here are today's links…


14 Responses to Quick Hits: Trout, Avila, Cardinals Leave a Reply

  1. Why would the Angels call up Trout? They have Wells…oh, wait.

  2. cookmeister 3 years ago

    Trout is tearing it up right now.. i wouldnt be surprised to see him soon if the angels continue to struggle

    • monkeyspanked 3 years ago

      It doesn’t look like Scioscia is making good decisions right now.  Trout makes too much sense for him at this time.  I think somebody has gotten a little to complacent in his job.  2018 is long ways away.

  3. they should swap trout and borjous

  4. blagblag4488 3 years ago

    I hate the Cardinals.  God I hate the Cardinals.  Lynn, Lohse, Freese, Jay, Piniero off the top of my head.  Their front office and Dave Duncan are miracle workers.  Cubs fans had to suffer when Wood and Prior went through injuries, why are the Cardinals exempt with Wainwright and Carpenter?

    • stuffnya 3 years ago

      Because they Win!!!

    • blh2010 3 years ago

      Poor cubbie fans lol

    • Alex Foltz 3 years ago

      I have a mixed relationship with the Cardinals. I call myself a moderate Cards fan. 
      You forgot my least favorite Cardinal of all time. So Taguchi. I hated So Taguchi, mostly for the reasons that you alluded to. He was worthless, and yet seemed to always show up when they needed a big hit or defensive play in the OF.

    • Josher 3 years ago

      The Cards have had their share of players who went through injuries and never recovered. Mark Mulder was one of the top left handed pitchers in baseball when the Cards traded for him. Ankiel went into head case mode. Daryll Kile passed away. Stuff happens to every team, not just the Cubbies.

  5. Cardsfan2005 3 years ago

    well maybe if the cubs didnt sign players to huge contracts they might be able they might have some money to spend on good players.  so the cubs have screwed themselves. so if you want to blame someone, blame the ownership. its not the cards fault if they put a good team on the field every year.

  6. hoagiebuchanan 3 years ago

    The Howard contract, although still painful, looks a lot better these days!

    • Muggi 3 years ago

       Yep. It’s still bad, but it could have been worse.

  7. BlueCatuli 3 years ago

    Bernie Miklasz, the champion of short sightedness and small sample sizes. That being said, Lance Lynn has been money.

  8. 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

    Did Ryan Howard steal Ben Nicholson-Smith’s lunch money?  

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