If they do, that's petty.
Bigger bat. Those kind of warms, yes. Ready for the majors.
He has been asked to carry a lot and could use a breather.
Dodgers are the most surprising for me. I thought their youth could catch up with them this year, and lo and behold their youth has made them the greatest team in baseball. Go figure.
Disappointing? Hmm. Cardinals should be better.
It shouldn't. Do let them. Five months of proof shouldn't be overwhelmed by one month of magic. That's what happened in 2006. Ring earned, yes. But lesson learned.
Standings say the Cardinals are very much in the 2017 race. Moves say that the Cardinals think their 2018 team has a better chance of winning in 2017 than the 2017 team did.
A qualifying offer is a one-year deal at a guaranteed salary set by a the CBA. It's going to be around $18 million this season, and it's that way for all players who receive a QO. The exact figure is based on an average of some of the highest free agent contracts from recent years. A team must offer that player a one-year, $18m-ish deal to secure compensation if that player signs elsewhere. Now, the player can take the QO and have a deal for 2018. Or, the player can reject the QO and continue to negotiate with all teams, including the one that he just rejected. If the player rejects the QO and signs with another team, then that player's original team gets a compensation pick in the next draft.
Actually sounds like a Pearl Jam song, or maybe The Decembrists: "Guy Who Sits Across a Small Table and Has Specific Knowledge He Might Share." Surprised that hasn't been written. Rolls off the tongue.
True. And lots of players performing below their career norms.
Yes, that was his position until 12 months ago.
I don't think you can saw that Fowler's contract is a bad contract. It's the first season of it. Heck, there wasn't even evidence that Mike Leake's contract was bad -- but the Cardinals felt that it was blocking players who were better. Not sure you can say that about Fowler. Not at all.
But, yes, some of those deals the Cardinals tried to make would be problematic.
And the Cardinals would be leading the division. No doubt. Runs make everything better.
Well, they're starting too. Those numbers reflect a body of work, and the recent surge. For several months there they were not very good offensively. They've risen as Pham arrived and DeJong arrived and Fowler surged.
It's stayed pretty much the same. Impingement is what he had before, it's what he thought he might have again, and it's what he's been able to get through while pitching in the past. If there's "blame" it's precedent and the trust he's earned from the team that he knows when he's ready, and the manager and front office being willing to agree with him. He's pulled it off in the past.
I am seriously contending that, and no, there isn't a group laugh except from a small group in the corner who is convinced the Backup Quarterback is always better than the Starter because they've never seen the Backup Quarterback fail.
They've also never seen him play, but don't ruin the vibe they've got going with your wacky facts, man.
Yep. You can see the appeal. Finding the deal is the next step. If Angels are willing and Cardinals are able.