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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cardinals - Claimed Wellemeyer

St. Louis Cardinals - Claimed P Todd Wellemeyer off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

Probably not even as useful as shifting deck chairs on the Titanic.  The Cardinals should be happy that they’re 16-21 since they only have one hitter not playing horribly and only one starting pitcher not pitching horribly.  The bullpen has been amazingly good (the 5 main guys have allowed 13 earned runs in a month and a half), but they have no leads to hold.  Wellemeyer will mopup games for the Cardinals, something that’s needed a lot these days, and will put up an ERA in the high 4s.

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 16, 2007 at 02:40 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Garth found his way to daylight Posted: May 16, 2007 at 04:44 PM (#2365740)
Royals 2007:
Team ERA without Wellemeyer -- 4.23
Team ERA with Wellemeyer -- 4.50

Wellemeyer's ERA -- 10.34 over 12 appearances

Finally, another Royals victory over the Cardinals!
   2. zonk Posted: May 16, 2007 at 06:58 PM (#2365859)
I don't know what makes me angrier...

That the Cubs are performing about as well as I expected and thus aren't able to take advantage of the STL follies... or that the Cubs' mediocrity makes it harder to ENJOY the STL follies.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 16, 2007 at 07:16 PM (#2365876)
If Welly puts up an ERA in the high 4s in the NL, its further proof that the NL is turning into a glorified AAA league.
   4. danup Posted: May 16, 2007 at 07:39 PM (#2365896)
Dave Duncan is magic.
   5. 100 Years is Nothing Posted: May 16, 2007 at 09:34 PM (#2365988)
I predict an ERA of 7.62, as the man has a nice straight fastball, mediocre secondary pitches, and absolutely no control. Duncan can cut his era by 2.5 runs easy!
   6. greenback likes millwall, they don't care Posted: May 17, 2007 at 12:04 AM (#2366100)
I suppose a play on the name Niedermeyer wouldn't be appropriate since Wellemeyer's essentially replacing Hancock.
   7. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: May 21, 2007 at 01:35 AM (#2372117)
Thanks for helping us out St. Louis!

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