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12.14.2005 

cards roster

as of now, this would seem to be the starting lineup...

c-molina
1b-pujols
2b-luna
ss-eck
3b-rolen (cross your fingers)
lf-jrod/guch
cf-jed
rf-bigbie

bench:
c-bennett
if-cruz
if-miles
of-gall
of-schumaker

rotation:
1-carp
2-mulder
3-suppan
4-marquis
5-reyes

pen:
rhp-thompson
rhp-izzy
lhp-flores
lhp-rincon


obviously there's room to grow here. a quality starting outfielder and some bullpen help would seem to be the biggest needs, and i think jocketty will pull it off. the cards management seems to be ready to give luna a shot to play everyday, and i think that's a good move. if he develops some power, he has a legitimate shot to be an above-average 5 tool player, probably not a star, but definitely a useful player, especially while he's still cheap. bigbie on the other hand does not deserve a similiar chance, but i'm afraid that might become the plan, unless jock makes something happen. on the whole, assuming rolen comes back and the rotation stays healthy, this is a 90+ win team, probably good enough to defend the division title. and any team with pujols and decent starting pitching is going to have a decent shot in the playoffs.

Pujols is about the best player in baseball at the moment...looks like he's going to be one of the best all-time players, as well.

Oh, I was wondering who the fantasy author you mentioned at the mountains was. You said he had written a series. It might not have been at the mountains, but it was sometime when you where down here.

frank, i don't know anyone named frank, but if you're the frank I think you are, then the author I think you want me to remind you of is George Martin, and the first book is called "A Game of Thrones." And all doubt about Pujols being about the best player in baseball ended this postseason, when A-Rod hit like Jason Giambi without steroids and Albert shut Houston up in Game 5. Puj is the best, bar none, and will be for the next 5 years at least.

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