It was not a knuckler. Gibby wouldn't throw that with the bases loaded. And he also got one more man out after the grand slam to end the inning and his career.
Your words not mine, but Fowler and Carpenter do have considerable no-trade protection.
You're welcome. And I like Profar in left field, also. He is a switch-hitter with versatility and some pop.
I would sanction any campaign for Flood and a charity. Flood has been under consideration several times by Hall of Fame committees but this happens only once every few years. Maybe now that Marvin Miller is, Flood has a better chance in the future.
I love Whit Merrifield. Good for 200 hits in a regular season and a .280-plus average with versatility in the field. He doesn't provide the sock the Cardinals seem to be looking for, though.
There never has been one like it before or since. Twenty-three players changed hands in a week with the Cardinals.
The Cardinals' biggest need, however, is not starting pitching so their interest in Snell probably would have been marginal. And the Reds wouldn't deal pitching to them within the division.
Not many third basemen have had better careers than Chipper. Rolen had been hurt first in 2002. That's where the problems began. Had Rolen stayed relatively free of injury, he would be a lot closer to joining Chipper in the Hall.
Don't be afraid to bunt once in a while.
You'd have to say 70s. No championships. One division title in 90s and McGwire breaking record.
Eight-six would be enough if they play 140 games. You still can win 90 in a weakened division. Not saying the Cardinals are going to do that, but you know they're going to play more NL Central than anything else and there are wins to be had there.
You're entitled to think whatever you want. For accuracy, the Cardinals won nine World Series in the 104 seasons before the DeWitts took over. They have won two in the first 16 seasons they were here although none in the past nine seasons.
An opposing view in which to take note.
Rose has gone beyond the regular writers' ballot and he would fall into the purview of one of the Era committees, which, in the final balloting, are populated by many Hall of Famers. One of Rose's potential boosters, Reds teammate Joe Morgan, just died. You have to get 75 percent of those votes on the veterans' committee side, too. I don't think it's going to happen for Pete, who ironically is more famous for being out of the Hall of Fame than he would be in for being in it.
Of course. But don't expect the Cardinals to add a lot, because they won't be.
They had scrimmage games most of the time but there were some days when it was just living practice and situational hitting.
I could live with Rosario.