We've spent a good chunk of this chat and the last one discussing the Carp extension. Scroll down and there's much to be found.
Yeo has declined chances to talk to this point, but it would be a fascinating perspective to hear. The thought is he thinks this could be happening with him at the helm if he was given more time. That's not surprising, considering that's how coaches think. Was the team as bad as it seemed when it fired him? Probably not. Could he have led a bounce back? Perhaps. But could he have pressed the right buttons to get this team to this point? No, I don't think so. Berube was the man for the job, clearly.
Correct. Shildt and Matheny had never managed an MLB team before, but that's where the comparison between their resumes ends. Matheny had the chops of a former player, and that's it. Shildt worked his way up from scout, and had managed at every rung of the Cardinals system, successfully, and coached in the majors before taking on his current role. I don't think he would say he had a lot to learn in terms of managing. The pressure is greater. The spotlight is brighter. But baseball is the same, and he's managed it for a very long time. We will have to agree to disagree on the experimental tag. If you limit your hires to only managers who have managed in the majors before, that's a rather small pool. And some of those guys aren't all that good.
Hey Barry, enjoy the game. And thanks for dropping in. Yep, the how-much-rest-is-too-much-rest is a big story line moving forward. The Bruins have 10 -- 10! -- days without a game before Monday's Game 1 of the SCFs.
I'd argue there is not an easy road to the finals, period. Boston is plenty scary. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has seven straight wins and a .942 save percentage in the postesason. He's stopped 220 of 229 shots over those seven consecutive wins.
News: Cardinals have postponed tonight's game vs. the Royals. Day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.
I'm not a doc. I would hope the Cardinals and their staff have a better idea of what Hicks' arm can handle than we do by looking at pitch counts. It was odd and a bit concerning to ask so much of him when he had not pitched much lately. It didn't look good, or right. If he does not respond well, then it's a story, for sure. Also worth nothing that Shildt had been ejected from that game long before that decision was made
Add him to the list of bad relief moves. They are adding up. Fast.
Bryant, Yelich, Bell, Senzel
Does anyone really think the Nationals are going to trade Max? I don't.
The future is bright. If anything, this season has reminded what a fickle game it is. Have to capitalize when the window is open, and the Blues might not get a better chance than this one. I remember thinking that when the heavyweights went down in round one. It was wide open. Still is, especially with the Bruins gathering dust until Monday.