Paul DeJong

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MadBird
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Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:53 pm

Thanks for the regular updates on Paul. He's doing ISU and himself proud.

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TreRoberson4Heisman
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DeJong (108 Games):
25 Home Runs and 60 RBI
Slash line - .285/.325/.532

Only negative is 124 K's to 21 Base on Balls...

DeJong could (and should) be 2nd for the NL ROY behind Cody Bellinger. Will be in the runner-up mix with Happ, Rhys Hoskins, Josh Bell, and a few more.

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TreRoberson4Heisman wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:58 pm
DeJong (108 Games):
25 Home Runs and 60 RBI
Slash line - .285/.325/.532

Only negative is 124 K's to 21 Base on Balls...
Great season by DeJong! :clap:

His play allowed the Cardinals to finish all the way up to 3rd place in the NL Central! :greetings-waveyellow:

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Haha, very funny CP. Now where's my middle finger icon? ;)

Listened to postgame coverage today on Cardinals Radio Network and the organization is very high on DeJong. Not just performance, but lot of remarks about his character and accessibility. Pleased with his defense, too.

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Humdinger wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Haha, very funny CP. Now where's my middle finger icon? ;)

Listened to postgame coverage today on Cardinals Radio Network and the organization is very high on DeJong. Not just performance, but lot of remarks about his character and accessibility. Pleased with his defense, too.
Another thing about him that goes largely unnoticed is that when someone in the locker room has a question about biochemistry, they will often go to Paul.

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Doc DeJong :clap: :clap: :text-+1:

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Paul was selected to the All Rookie team yesterday at SS. Great honor and once in a lifetime by a Redbird Baseball player most likely.

"DeJong never played shortstop—not even in college—until 11 games at the very end of last season at Double-A. DeJong took to it quickly, shored up some fine points at Triple-A, and took over the Cardinals everyday shortstop job by the end of June. DeJong's .857 OPS was third highest among big league shortstops, behind only Carlos Correa and Zack Cozart, and he led the Cardinals in homers despite playing only 108 games. Advanced metrics were fond of his defense as well, with Baseball-Reference.com crediting DeJong with the fifth-highest Range Factor per Game mark among NL shortstops."

"The rookie class of 2017 was record-breaking at the top, deep through the bottom and filled with top prospects showing flashes of their excellence. As time wears on, it will be no surprise if this rookie class stands the test of time as one of the best."

Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/majors/2 ... ez6UBfm.99
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http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball ... f16a0.html

Story on Paul is further down in the article.

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cpacmel wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 pm
TreRoberson4Heisman wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:58 pm
DeJong (108 Games):
25 Home Runs and 60 RBI
Slash line - .285/.325/.532

Only negative is 124 K's to 21 Base on Balls...
Great season by DeJong! :clap:

His play allowed the Cardinals to finish all the way up to 3rd place in the NL Central! :greetings-waveyellow:
You should know more than anyone how it feels to get razzed, enjoy..........for now!! :lol:
;)

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DBird wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:32 pm
cpacmel wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 pm
TreRoberson4Heisman wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:58 pm
DeJong (108 Games):
25 Home Runs and 60 RBI
Slash line - .285/.325/.532

Only negative is 124 K's to 21 Base on Balls...
Great season by DeJong! :clap:

His play allowed the Cardinals to finish all the way up to 3rd place in the NL Central! :greetings-waveyellow:
You should know more than anyone how it feels to get razzed, enjoy..........for now!! :lol:
;)
:obscene-drinkingcheers:

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:53 pm

cpacmel wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:02 pm
DBird wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:32 pm
cpacmel wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:30 pm


Great season by DeJong! :clap:

His play allowed the Cardinals to finish all the way up to 3rd place in the NL Central! :greetings-waveyellow:
You should know more than anyone how it feels to get razzed, enjoy..........for now!! :lol:
;)
:obscene-drinkingcheers:
:obscene-drinkingcheers:

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https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/car ... sell-cubs/

Great deal for St Louis. shrewd. Good for DeJong too. But the Cards will be saving a ton of $$$ if he keeps developing because his arbitration years would have been well into 8 figures.


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I'm not sure Paul's affinity for the Redbird baseball program versus other worthy causes to support, but could he end up being our Curtis Granderson someday? It may take until he gets one of those club option years picked up ($12.5 million for 2024 and $15 million for 2025), but I could see there at least being a Paul DeJong endowed scholarship. Although DeJong-Stewart Stadium would sound really good if Paul and Brock wanted to each donate $500k towards an indoor facility someday.

I don't know if we'll ever have an athlete do what Granderson did ($5 mil towards a new stadium), but he has also earned about $105 million over the course of his career and is on tap for $5 mil this year with the Jays.

http://uicflames.com/news/2014/4/17/cur ... t_uic.aspx

Both Paul and Brock, having decent MLB careers, could definitely exceed those earnings if they have careers anywhere in the vicinity of Granderson (entering 14th season).

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Redbirdwarrior
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:36 pm

I think the Cardinals got a steal here. Think about the market. Dude is a + defensive 3B and short stop who can also play outfield and, oh yeah, RAKES. He is going to average more than 25 HR a year for the next 3-4 years and the Cardinals just got that for $4 million a year through 2024, when he is 30. Now, in the off chance Paul does have an average season line of .270, 20 HR and 85 RBI while playing SS for the next 6 years, dude is going to get PAID. And I mean probably the highest earning ISU graduate in history paid.

His club options for 2024 and 2025 would pay him north of $12.5 Mil and 15 Mil respectively. If they trade him (and with this favorable ass contract, I can see him being a HUGE trade target with only $4 million a year on him), the team options may dissolve with that. If he hits the open market at the age of 29, he might be in line for a 4 year, $100,000,000 contract.

I think it is about that point we start renaming Duffy Bass Field to DeJong Field and asking for 7 figure checks.

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Redbirdwarrior wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:36 pm
and with this favorable ass contract

I love ass contracts. Especially when they're favorable!!

We could call him "Dr. Ass from Duffy Bass!"

Great sign for all involved. The Cardinals love his character off the field, too. Here's to a LONG career!!

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