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knr47
01-21-2008, 05:47 PM
Apparently the St. Louis Cardinals are considering giving Juan an invite to spring training. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/4E594E89439366ED862573D300197B5D?OpenDocument

freddie
01-21-2008, 05:50 PM
National League with no DH? I don't see how this is going to happen. Everyone really looking forward to 400 more cards being added to the list?

nosterbor
01-21-2008, 06:08 PM
Yeah Baby!!!! I AM TIRED OF BUYING DOUBLES!!!

jas003
01-21-2008, 07:40 PM
what does it really matter i'll never catch up anyway.:confused:

adelith
01-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Juan is on his way to complete the numbers! ;)
Yeeeeeessssssssss! :D
I want all those new cards with the new uniform.:cool:

Rafferity
01-23-2008, 12:11 PM
That's great. Just to be considered is hope. As Adelith has stated....New cards!!! And definitely for him to get to 500 will be the marker!!! And go for the RBI title again.

juanfan19
01-23-2008, 04:16 PM
would be awesome.

JuanGone
01-24-2008, 04:29 AM
ya man it would be awesome but I am afraid to get my hopes up.

Gonzaleznut
01-24-2008, 02:06 PM
Yeah...I am taking the "I will believe it when I see it" approach. It would be great though to see him playing again in the majors.

freddie
01-24-2008, 03:55 PM
Seems like it is his turn to try to be Oakland's DH if they aren't going to hire Bonds to do it.

freddie
02-15-2008, 11:29 PM
Juan is in camp.

http://www.wthitv.com/Global/story.asp?S=7879647&nav=menu593_4

http://www.hdnews.net/wirestories/k1040-BC-BBN-Cardinals-Spring-02-15-0529

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/bird-land/bird-land/2008/02/camp-cards-waiting-on-juan/

No photos today, perhaps tomorrow.

jjt111
02-15-2008, 11:42 PM
Thanks for the update!

Jonas

Rafferity
02-20-2008, 11:55 AM
http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080219&content_id=2380699&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl


New update at Cardinals site

freddie
02-20-2008, 04:49 PM
Juan's first Cardinals' Photos (http://www.juangone.com/pictures.php?&type=cardinals) are up! He is sporting a shaved head, a far cry from that dreadful long hair phase he went through in '94-'95

nosterbor
02-20-2008, 06:25 PM
things change when you get older! and wiser!:)

Gonzaleznut
02-20-2008, 06:26 PM
Yeah...he looks good. Let's hope he can still hit major league pitching.

freddie
02-20-2008, 09:50 PM
Yeah...he looks good. Let's hope he can still hit major league pitching.
I don't doubt that he can do it. The only real question is how long before he starts with the back or leg problems.

Gonzaleznut
02-21-2008, 07:11 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2008/columns/story?columnist=kurkjian_tim&id=3253943

Go check out this article by Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.

freddie
02-27-2008, 08:08 PM
St. Louis began spring play today but Juan wasn't in the lineup, but Pujols wasn't either so it is a scrub team.

freddie
02-28-2008, 05:37 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-flspmikeb228sbfeb28,0,6472315.column

nosterbor
02-28-2008, 07:21 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-flspmikeb228sbfeb28,0,6472315.columnlets all say a big prayer for him to make it this year,and next! i do every day.AMEN!

juanfan19
02-28-2008, 05:54 PM
he's definitely a lot better shape then he appeared to be a few years ago. fingers crossed! i pray he makes it to 500, that would be just awesome. HOF would be a lock if that happens. Two good years is all he needs.

Gonzaleznut
02-28-2008, 08:19 PM
Juan goes 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI in his Cardinal Grapefruit League debut.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2008_02_28_nynmlb_slnmlb_1&refresh=60

Rafferity
02-28-2008, 09:53 PM
The 'Hitting Machine' may be back!! :D

nosterbor
02-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Wow! Awesome! Cool! Farout! Groovie! Boss Man!!!!!!!!!:d:d:d

Gonzaleznut
02-29-2008, 02:57 AM
Here is a little piece of game-used memorabilia that someone might want:

http://cardinals.auction.mlb.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=91793230&prmenbr=33285929&aunbr=92139940

Good luck. It is already too much for me.

nosterbor
02-29-2008, 03:01 AM
The 'Hitting Machine' may be back!! :D
maybe?:mad: looks like he is:D

nosterbor
02-29-2008, 03:20 AM
Juans stats for 2008! .331-37-165
wins come back player of year
is voted MVP for 3rd time
helps Cards to clinch wild card in a one game playoff beating the Mets 9 to 8 going 5/5 and hitting a dramatic 3 run homer in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs. is lead of the field on the shoulders of his team mates. LaRussa proclaims " the greatest cluch hitting power hitter i've ever seen"

Rafferity
02-29-2008, 06:08 AM
I agree Nosterbor....reason why I put may be, not maybe..:D

freddie
02-29-2008, 07:33 AM
http://www.juangone.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=921&d=1204270344

nosterbor
02-29-2008, 01:42 PM
i would like an 11x14 auto of that one!:Dhttp://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/columnists.nsf/bryanburwell/story/BAA1380F8370D610862573FE00180DCD?OpenDocument

Gonzaleznut
03-02-2008, 01:42 AM
Click below to see a clip of Juan's homer vs. Santana.

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl.jsp?tracking_var=external&catCode=gen_video&w_id=612844&w=mms%3A//a1503.v108692.c10869.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/10869/v0001/mlb.download.akamai.com/10869/2008/open/teams08/nyn/video/022908_slnnyn_gonzalez_hr_400.wmv&pid=gen_video&vid=7787&mid=200802292396518&cid=mlb&fid=gen_video400&v=2&mType=w&type=v_free&_mp=1

jjt111
03-05-2008, 12:11 AM
2 for 3, single and a double in 5 innings today. Still hitting well!

Jonas

JuanGone
03-05-2008, 12:46 AM
quite well thus far
.417 AVG 12 AB 4 G 4 RBI 1 HR 1 2B .750 SLG 1 SO 9 TB

freddie
03-07-2008, 09:10 PM
He was 0-3 today, not quite tearing it up.

nosterbor
03-07-2008, 11:28 PM
well maybe we should all hide our heads under a rock until the sky stops falling! are you always Mr doom&gloom? life is to short to be negitive all the time:(.cheer up:D always remember this.no matter how bad it is ,it could always be WORSE!:)

jjt111
03-08-2008, 12:02 AM
Batting .167 in March. He doesn't have the time to slump while auditioning for maybe his last chance to play MLB.

Jonas

Rafferity
03-08-2008, 08:58 AM
It's where he is in the line-up. If he was before or after Pujols then he some pitches, but at 6-7 he wont see them too much. Wished they'd move him up a slot or 2. But over the years of keeping up the Juan, he'll pull it off. He has in the past.:D

nosterbor
03-10-2008, 06:42 PM
thats just GREAT! he is only hitting over .300 now,i guess they will have to release him before his back gives out or he rips his hamstring again! or he has to play in a throwback uniform again!;):rolleyes:

jjt111
03-11-2008, 04:04 AM
Correct, he's batting .308 after going 2 for 4 today. Plus he played right field which was good to see as they have had him just DH'ing in the past. Take it to em Juan!

Jonas

freddie
03-11-2008, 07:48 PM
I think we'll see the Cardinals cut Juan and he'll sign on with a team that really needs an outfielder, like the NY Mets. The cards seem to really want to go with these young guys in the outfield.

jzk_ksy
03-11-2008, 08:34 PM
Would be awesome to see him as a Met...my company has season tickets...but I think they are interested in Bonds...

Kevin

jjt111
03-12-2008, 06:19 AM
I think Freddies right. They will cut Juan and keep Barton as he is younger, faster and hitting better at this time. Juan would be a great Met! Subway number 7 here I come ;)

nosterbor
03-12-2008, 07:43 AM
he will make the st louis team. barton is a flash in the pan! does coco crisp ring a bell how about ruben ravera.i know ALEX GORDEN THE GUY THEY WERE PAYING $1500 FOR HIS RAW AUTO ROOKIE THAT TOPPS WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO PUT IN PACKS YET, I LIKE TO SEE OBBERMANS FACE NOW FOR THE ONE HE PAID 15 GRAND FOR! WHAT A DOPE!!!!!!! I HAVE GOT AN EVEN BETTER ONE! WOOD AND PRIOR!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE YOUR PICK ON THOSE TWO!

Gonzaleznut
03-13-2008, 07:46 PM
Here we go again...ARGHHHHHHH!!!

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10706904

jjt111
03-16-2008, 10:13 AM
http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10712213

jjt111
03-18-2008, 01:13 AM
from St Louis CBS home page about their recent cut's .....

"Both moves clarify an increasingly obvious picture on the offensive side of the roster. With 13 available spots for hitters, the Cardinals have only 15 candidates remaining in camp

Juan Gonzalez's abdominal injury has all but eliminated him from serious competition. D'Angelo Jimenez, meanwhile, has done little offensively or defensively to earn his way from non-roster invitee to a position on the roster."

Rafferity
03-23-2008, 12:09 AM
Has anyone heard of any reports of his strain? Last I heard was he was sent for a MRI, but I haven't seen the results or details since he was sent for it.

freddie
03-23-2008, 12:35 AM
Seems like the same old story, any sort of twinge, pain, ache and Juan refuses to play.

juanfan19
03-26-2008, 05:32 AM
latest info:

http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080320&content_id=2446456&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl

juanfan19
03-26-2008, 05:34 AM
more info from their site: http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080318&content_id=2442285&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl

(question from fan- leads to info about juan) I am a Brian Barton backer and feel that he needs to remain in the organization. I know that he has to make the 25-man roster or else be sent back to Cleveland, barring a trade. Do you think the Cardinals could obtain the rights to Barton, and if so, who would they give up?
-- John E., Effingham, Ill. Many Cardinals fans still seem to be very worried about losing Barton, even after Monday's cuts. However, with only six outfielders remaining in camp, and Juan Gonzalez unable to compete for a spot due to injury, Barton pretty much has it sewn up. Something shocking will have to happen for him not to be on the Opening Day roster.
And that's good for the Cardinals, not only because Barton is an extremely interesting player, but because Barton's spring would have made it very difficult to work out a trade with Cleveland. His stock has climbed not only with the Cardinals, but with anyone who has been watching.
Thanks for answering my first question about Gonzalez's chances of making the roster. So what will happen if he doesn't make it? Minor Leagues?
-- Raul R., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
That's one of the big questions right now. The Cardinals have said all along that Gonzalez said he would accept an assignment to Memphis. However, when Gonzalez was asked that very question by reporters recently, he didn't really answer it.
There's a decent chance that if and when it's officially determined that Gonzalez will not make the team, he could be granted his release to try to sign on with another team. The Cardinals will have no shortage of players to get at-bats in the Minors, so it might be best for everyone.

Rafferity
03-26-2008, 10:39 PM
http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080325&content_id=2457035&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=stl

Just the bottom part of the article.

freddie
03-28-2008, 12:20 AM
.. and it is not to be.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/FC59E8E290C51F088625741900151175?OpenDocument

If he truly wants to play, I don't understand why he just go to the Cardinals' AAA team for now. To go home, sends the wrong message, sends the message that he is a quitter, a message that he has sent before.

juanfan19
03-29-2008, 04:32 AM
yep, unfortunately i agree... god he was 2 good years away from 500 too. boy am I glad I went down to Jupiter the week after he signed, probably will never have the chance to meet him again. Shame... oh well who knows..?

Gonzaleznut
03-29-2008, 04:33 AM
yep, unfortunately i agree... god he was 2 good years away from 500 too. boy am I glad I went down to Jupiter the week after he signed, probably will never have the chance to meet him again. Shame... oh well who knows..?

Yeah...you timed that perfectly!!

adelith
03-29-2008, 05:58 PM
That's why I collect pictures of a friend, not just another baseball player!
I just won't quit, I remember when I used to paid huge amounts of $ for just a card, now for the same amount of money I get a whole bunch, and now I'm glad no to find all I want back then!:D

nosterbor
03-29-2008, 09:48 PM
That Is So True Roberto!! I Paid $80 For My 1st 93 Elite In 94,i Still Have Some Old Beckett's From The Early 90's And The Prices Were Outragious,press Proof's & Ist Day Issues Were In The $60 To $80 Range. My 1st Numbered To A Hundred Card I Paid $80 A 99 Spx Radiance In 99.

nosterbor
03-29-2008, 10:05 PM
.. and it is not to be.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/cardinals/story/FC59E8E290C51F088625741900151175?OpenDocument

If he truly wants to play, I don't understand why he just go to the Cardinals' AAA team for now. To go home, sends the wrong message, sends the message that he is a quitter, a message that he has sent before.are you from NY or Boston? most people i work with who are from there are some of the MOST NEG people i have ever seen! are you not in SO-CAL you are suppose to be more laid back! do you work at home? or in a factory,i work in a factory,better yet ask Jonas when he was going thru his heart problems,how come he just did not stay at work? i know it is not the same thing,B.S.i am sure it sent the boss a wrong message he had to stay home! but when youre worth 10's of millions i guess they can cut you a little slack.:rolleyes:

JuanGone
04-08-2008, 01:21 AM
i was just watching the cards/astros game, and one of the announcers said that Juan was not going to play ball this year. Is that true or does he know what he's talking about? I read that he was going back to Puerto Rico to recover and possibly come back for extended spring training later. Plus he is currently on their inactive list. Anybody know anything?