Yes. But I would not write off the Cubs.
It depends. On the manager. On the front office. Like any job, some have more leverage than others. You earn more of a say with time, success, experience. Few decisions are made in a vacuum or by one person, without insight from others.
Dang. Is it that bad? It's my big head, isn't it?
He walked in the door in 1971, and wow, you really know how to kill a man's optimism. You must be a Blues lifer.
Never blame the officials.
One day we will make it through the chat without discussing Tommy's eyes. One day. The Cardinals have reservations about lots of things with Pham, as any team would. His age, His eyes. His injury history. His consistency. These have all been mentioned in the past, and they apply now. He has not been able to follow up on a breakout year. He's 30. Yes, some reservation exists, as it should.
Why not both? Both would be great.
This question can be applied to every player not named Yadier Molina.
Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
Ten minute warning. Rapid-fire to the finish line.
He's not a very good second baseman, defensively.
Here's your hope: That the powers at be are as fed up and frustrated as you are, and that they do something about it to significantly alter the trajectory of a downward-trending, middling team. That Bill DeWitt Jr. isn't proud of his team, and makes a point to be proud of it again.
Noted. Weird thing is he torched for like two weeks. It was there. We saw it. Then, poof.
Sure looked like he found something last time out. He needed a confidence boost.
I'm guessing you didn't vote for Carp on the last-change ballot then?
He's really struggling with breaking pitches right now, but they have not been a killer for him in the past, not even this season. The slide he's in now is unique compared to his previous struggles.
From what I have heard, the Cubs do get a kick out of the Cardinals' struggles, from Maddon on up the ladder
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