Molina was crossed up a couple of times in that game, so perhaps a review of signs and sequences is in order. Cabrera seemed confused at times.
The term referred to the National League in which the Cardinals have the fifth best record and led their division for nearly an entire month until the Cubs got a bunch of cracks at Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. Of the first eight teams you mentioned, I would take the Cardinals' chances any day with San Francisco, which is a mirage, and Houston.
I would have pinch hit him instead of Thomas when Carpenter was pulled back in the seventh last night. Rondon has shown extra-base power before with the White Sox.
I would take O'Neill, the best defender of this bunch and surely its fastest runner, too. But each of these players has his strengths. They all, however, couldn't play left field here at the same time if you had Carlson in right and Bader in center.
I am concerned, yes. He's here for three more years after this one. Perhaps a drop in the lineup might be in order but not yet. Once the OPS gets under .700, that's unfamiliar territory for him although his hard-hit rate is high.
Yes, but when's the last time Carpenter's OPS has been this close to .600? Goldschmidt is in the .600s, albeit at .695. But, certainly, the bench could use a booster shot. Maybe Jose Rondon can be of some assistance.
Probably in the off-season because there may be more teams in play for a particular player and the demand would be higher for that player. During the season, there may be just one or teams that feel the need for that same player.
How about this June and July?
Kozma is hitting .229 while playing infield for Oakland's AAA team in Las Vegas.
I ask you what has been wrong with the Cardinals' outfield bats in the past five games? Seven home runs--fur by O'Neill, two by Carlson, one by Williams, all of whom homered against the great Trevor Bauer last night. A starting pitcher who can offer more innings. . . that one I can accept. The problem with dealing now is that some teams don't realize they're out of the race yet. They'll know next month.
Most of the time these days, the only umpire who can respond is the crew chief. Not sure what Dan was trying to uncover here but Joe had to back him up and ask for a hat change.
Well, if you're counting Monday as the entire season. And one good day Wisdom had last week. Good for both of them. But who would you rather have? Edman and Arenado or Wisdom and Schrock?
Injury, illness. . .and resultant lack of confidence when he failed in brief trials.
Sometimes bad hitting, too. The hitters can see where the defenders are aligned. They're not moving at the last instant.