I'm not sure the Cardinals are as determined to trade Jedd as some of the fans wish they would be, but, yes, he became much more expendable when Matt Carpenter shifted back to third base. He's open to coming off the bench and is not a bad weapon to have there. Can play multiple infield positions well and still has enough power to change a game. And he can pitch in a pinch!
The Robinson situation was always a bit confusing. The Cardinals made a big deal about wanting to acquire left-handed hitting pop for the bench. Then came the Robinson trade, and there seemed to be varying ideas over whether he was THE left-handed hitting upgrade for the bench, or an option for it. Another move never came, so it felt like expectations for Robinson were increased, perhaps unfairly.That said, I'd say getting Goldschmidt was a pretty good effort by the FO.
It's starting to feel a bit like Groundhog Day, no? The way I understand it is this: Carlos wants to start. He will pitch in relief if asked because he wants to do what's best for the team. Which version of the answer you get depends on the day and who asks the question. He's not going to refuse to pitch from the pen if that's what is expected of him, but he wants it to be clear that the rotation is his end goal. What he says matters a lot less than what he does at this point, though. He can't be a contributing member of either the bullpen or the rotation until he pitches reliably in either capacity.
Just the one in Kansas City. Unlike the more recent wave of MLS stadiums, it is not downtown, but is centered in an active shopping/restaurant district that really comes alive for game days. Hope to see a similar and more regular affect downtown.
Well, yeah, but what is the chat for then? Should we try to solve world peace in here or something? Maybe try to dissect why pretty much every political leader is corrupt? Should we try to tame the Internet beast and shine a ray of civility into the dark underbelly of life online? No? Armchair quarterbacking it is, then.
Great question. The whole thing feels a bit forced. But, it does not feel rushed. That's a plus. If you're going to bring him along this far, and he's healthy and done with his rehab assignment, I guess you find a way to see what you have, preferably in extremely low leverage situations if/until he proves he can handle more. Here's what I mean by it not feeling rushed: Gregerson made it through 11 rehab appearances (11 innings) at three different levels with a 1.64 ERA. He did not allow a hit in seven of the 11 appearances. He allowed an earned run in just two of the 11. He walked zero the entire time while striking out 10. See what he's got, but the ice has to be pretty thin.
Sign me up for a Big Ten and SEC bowl game at Busch. I'll lead the charge. Better yet, put the Mizzou and Illinois football game there every year, preferably in cold and snow. That would be sweet.
Interesting theory. A lot of attention was paid last year because there was the debate about when and if he should be stripped of the interim title and handed a new contract. But your question prompted a search. The Cardinals, as you mentioned, are 59-38 since Shildt slid over to the manager's seat. That .608 winning percentage is the National League's best since, and second to only the Rays across baseball.
Not unless you like a reliever's chances at the plate in an extra-innings game over Munoz
There will be no public vote on the stadium, as it is primarily privately funded by the ownership group. Early in this effort to land a team, the city aldermen gave what is best described as a pledge to work through the specifics of the financial plan if the league approved a team to St. Louis. That will have to be finalized moving forward. But as far as the general public casting a ballot, no.
Fair enough. I would think we would have heard something about that by now if it was in the cards. The XFL and the Dome seem to be very much paired. Don't see that changing.
For a long while, I imagine. Yes.
No, you want Colorado, because Kroenke.