It's not because I struggle with an vs. a, it's because my keyboard does. There are two keys that are not broen and tired on this eyboard and if I just eep typing without going bac and filling in the missing words or letter then I'll get through approximately one answer everything two minutes and what ind of chat is that? Huh?
Enjoyed it. Fun book. Interesting organization, too, with the swapping chapters.
No thanks. Someone has to be the grumpy old man. This is my part, I'm told.
Sure could be. Snazzy reliever. Lots to like. Poised for an important early role.
And open 24 hours. Excellent spot.
It's how the world works. Movies get compared to movies. Books set the stage for other books. That's how our communication is set up, and in the case of baseball, football, entertainment, journalism, everything you want to have the elevator pitch: "It's Smurfs meets Alien on a floating mountain." "It's Harry Potter -- but set a superhero high school." "He's Randal Grichuk power potential, with corner-outfield potential." It's shorthand, not some underhanded cheat.
I don't know. Don't hear a whole lot from hitting coaches about other hitting coaches, not like we used to. I'm not sure if that's because the hitting coaches are so busy with their own gig to have time to evaluate others, or if we've gotten better at asking questions and aren't relying on how he was as a player means how he is as a coach. Those days are thankfully vanishing. That said, you hear some from players about how hitting coaches work for them, and how some don't work for them. And Mark Reynolds last year was going on and on about how Mabry worked for him as a hitting coach and they connected, and that's the kind of comments that you get. If the offense struggles, or the team struggles, or the Cardinals fall out of playoff contention again, or even earlier this year then all parties are no notice. That started last June. And they know it. Mike Matheny has even talked about it going into this season about how the pressure is on everyone to perform because they know changes could be made if the team does not respond.
It's a fair question because that would imply that they were reading off the schedule and not assigning numbers based on prominence or expectations of performance. The schedule did not seem to be the inspiration for this comment.
There are updated rosters available at MLB.com, and there has also been an outline of the players still in camp in Rick Hummel's coverage at StlToday.com.
Entirely possible. But that's not for a few years. I think you can read the contracts and the standings and know that if the latter goes upside down for the Cardinals this year, then Carpenter's contract would be one that they could consider moving for the churn described throughout this talk. Past actions prove that.
He won't be a free agent until after the 2021 season.
Let me get out the Magic Eight Ball. Signs point to No.
Hold on a second. AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" has come on, and I need a minute to enjoy.
Not really. These numbers won't show up on his baseball card.
True. And, yet, I blog like a typewriter on fire. Go figure.
Fascinating results. Absolutely.
The Twins have done well. The Royals have done what they could.