It's not about what they spend -- it's how they spend it.
They should read the newspaper. Wrote about that way back in ... oh, what does it matter.
No worries. It happens. My parents have a great sense of humor.
Apathy is the risk that the Cardinals are running, yes. That and the bigger deal of having their brand usurped by the Dodgers. Imagine that moment that the Dodgers can claim the most World Series titles in NL history -- leaping ahead of the Cardinals and eclipsing what has made the Cardinals the Cardinals for as long as most of us have been alive.
Sure. I could see how that would have been a smart signing, given his age.
I wasn't aware they were "all in" on the same outfield. That's news to me. They have not said that, specifically. If anything, there's more Dylan Carlson on the way.
Reporting. Observing. Listening. Sources. Phone calls. Texts. Emails. Leaving messages. Getting messages returned. Talking with officials. Talking to agents. Talking to players. Talking to other people in the know. Collecting info that I can then maybe utilize to put together a greater picture of what's going on. Connecting dots. A lot of that. Collect puzzle pieces from here, from there, and from as many places as I can to get the confirmation the team won't give. You know, the usual ways.
Let's hope not. That would be a farce. It would be the same as limiting switch-hitting. Stop being good at the game!
This may have been lost to the ears, but one of the topics at Dexter Fowler's press conference was how he would move to a corner outfield spot at some point during his contract. That was asked about at least twice in the press conference. That I can remember. Once, Mozeliak said that he felt Fowler's aging curve and performance suggested that he would stay at center field for the length of the contract -- but, he acknowledged, that moving to right field at some point might be part of the better defensive scheme. At that point, they saw Pham as a corner outfielder for awhile, and Bader was not yet the elite fielder that he is now. Remember he had time in LF in the minors/college. They were not operating at the time with the same information you/me/we have in 2020. They just weren't. What they were acknowledging was that at some point Fowler's contract a move out of center might be likely, and so in way they did see what was coming in the future as much as we can see it in our past.
Nolan Gorman. Top 50 prospect. And rising.
Less and less so with each passing day and any of their struggles. That's the way it goes. They've invested in those players. They'll get their chance to perform because that's the bet the team has made, but as with previous years and any years there will come a time when the better someone plays the more playing they get, and that means the opposite is also true.
Absolutely. Yes. That is the case, yes.