Flaherty has to be an ace. If not, yes, there is trouble in River City.
They wouldn't say no if this was September. But it isn't. Enjoy this ride, too.
I don't see a utilityman who would help them a lot more right now.
Thanks very much. We talk amongst ourselves quite a bit, with Derrick Goold as the group leader since he is most involved on a day-to-day basis as our lead baseball writer. And we try hard not to duplicate quotes or overlap information although that is difficult to do sometimes.
Good catch. I believe that Scherzer indeed may be pitching on Wednesday. But the Cardinals' chances of winning the first two would seem good. Then who knows what could happen in the finale.
Many of the top relievers are righthanded and many have better success against righthanded hitters. That's all I can give you on that.
Mo doesn't operate that emotionlessly. He gave Carpenter the contract. He wants it to work out. If any move would be made, it would be a joint decision.
Carpenter will not bat every inning nor will he make every out of the game, I guarantee you that. You may do whatever you want.
Mo and his staff thought the Cardinals had enough young pitching on the rise that they didn't need to invest in a long-term deal for Lance Lynn, who couldn't get one from anybody that first year. Could they use him? Of course. Would Lynn have re-signed here? Not necessarily.
Carpenter and Fowler weren't helped by being the focal points of big contracts gone bad. But Carpenter will be wearing a red jacket someday. He would get my vote even though I don't see him as a starting player anymore.
The Post-Dispatch actually has been at every road series in the past two seasons, mostly with Derrick Goold, but I've made a couple of trips myself and have several more slated this year. But. . . there are Zoom calls on the road, too.
Yes, because there are two new elements to the lineup--Arenado and Carlson for a full season.
Their springs didn't wind up being all that great. Both those players are reserve players and could be summoned in case of injury but probably not before.
After 21 dry seasons, I no longer am qualified to answer that question. But, until 2000, I could name all of them.
Are you serious? The Cardinals are 7-8. He is not furious. He likes it here and absolutely has offered up any reason why he would want to leave.