Fair point. The core members of this Cardinals team, yes.
That's what Pedro Martinez predicted. I'm not gonna pump sunshine about how Wainwright has looked so far. He isn't, either. But I'm not giving up on him just yet.
Bowman was a starter with the Mets before he moved into relief. It did not go well.
I'm being trolled. The man's hair extensions have nothing to do with his pitching. Drop it.
Who would the Cardinals send to Chicago for Quintana? Alex Reyes is recovering from Tommy John. Check out the prospects the White Sox got for Eaton and Sale.
Perhaps. His fastball command is all screwed up and his velocity is down. Remember he had a delayed start due to some shoulder/triceps tightness
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Yep. Cardinals are currently 28th in average (.212), 25th in on-base percentage (.294) and 29th in slugging percentage (.332) This is the biggest reason they are 3-9. Runs hide a lot of flaws.
Maybe. The deeper the rut gets, the more you try. But I don't think Tommy Pham is the answer to this team's problems. Wisdom, maybe? How about Luke Voit? We're really reaching here, to be clear.
Sure, it's possible. But when the ball sticks to you, and you pull it off to expose a white substance, don't be offended someone asks you if you ever put something on your chest protector -- an act that would be within the rules. Cecil said he expected people to think he was doctoring balls after it happened. And the question Molina was asked didn't imply anything. It was direct and straightforward. He saw it differently, clearly. And brought it up again after everyone else moved on.
You can panic. I get it. But don't blame Carlos Martinez's hair for the rut. That's my point.
No. I don't think the Cardinals would be able to give up enough to make it happen. I'm not sure the Cardinals have enough to make it happen. What would it take? Reyes, Carson Kelly and Alcantara? It would hurt. Bad.
It's hard to argue against sending Grichuk there. When you haven't scored off Chapman in more than half a decade, you hope the outfielder makes a mistake, not Chapman.
I'll take this heat. I believed the Cardinals would be better defensively this season. I saw two weeks of spring training and liked the style of play much more than 2016. But, the season started and it went away. So, I'll own that. I also didn't expect Matt Adams to play more than 40 innings in the outfield all season.
Drive down to Springfield and watch the rotation there. They say it's the best they've ever had there.
Yes, and he talked about it in New York. He's gotta be better. Carlos' pitches were all over the place, and that didn't help. But he has looked a step slow at times.
Well said. Leake called this spring the best of his career, and also used the word mature to describe how he feels. He is totally in command of his location. Matheny described him as being able to walk all of his pitches an inch out from the plate one inch at a time. Last season forced him to go for more strikeouts -- thanks to unreliable defense behind him -- and that's stayed with him. He's also using all of his pitches. He's confident, and it's showing.