Mike Mayers optioned out. Gant up.
Not really. Options last all year. 40-Man is only real bind. Makes me wonder if union would step in during next CBA and try to limit this churn.
Norris another day. Pham should be cleared today. Team wants a clear view this evening so it can adjust accordingly.
Intend to have one at ballpark. When access is available. Will bring it to the chat.
Kolten can play. Kolten should play. And Kolten will have an All-Star flag on his Baseball-Reference.com page. Stand by that.
There is, which is why he’s out there almost daily, hours before games, working on it with Oquendo.
And that’s why he’s in the Hall, with phrases like that.
Sure. It happened organically. It’s #fun. A strong worthy replacement for receiving line.
He’s been searching offensively.
Only briefly, casually. He’s been traveling to the minors for the past few years. This is a lot more posh.
If it takes Molina’s injury for that to emerge, then I wonder how strong that presence truly is. Not like the clubhouse isn’t big enough for several leaders, or that Molina’s injury suddenly allows for a void that someone fills in — but only short term. A clubhouse presence isn’t a sublease. I think there is time for this team to become Ozuna’s — but he’s already a presence, a part of the clubhouse vibe. He can just carry an offense.
Absolutely not. Want to stop the conga, don’t allow a homer. Baseball is rather simple when it comes to these matters.
They had made the commitment to Gant before the access to injury. But you make a good point — they’ve changed before. So, the could again. What was driving this decision was the want for a long reliever lile Mayers, and the need for a spot start. The way to have both was to do what they did. Gomber got the real pinch. He was up. Didn’t throw a pitch. And voila is back in the minors on the 10 day min.
Hummel will be your guide. I’ll be on a plane, winging it to the Great North.
Injuries played a large part, and by that point he was off the roster for awhile and a move would have been more of a commitment to him with the roster spot. When he went out and hit .380, the Royals could have easily moved him up in Sept to be a part of a team that would win the World Series. Instead, they went with a specific skill, speed, for their last month push. Martínez was discouraged and a man without a spot really. That’s how it happened. Injuries/roster/decisions all conspired.
Kolten Wong is starting a GoFundMe for damage and displacement as a result of the volcanic action on the Big Island of Hawaii.
It does not. They are playing better than 83 wins. Should expect more.
Indeed. Trevor Bauer, for one, is impressed.
That is probable where this is headed — play better, play more. But please don’t discount the role matchups play in this. Let’s take the extreme example. If you have player who punishes power pitches and here come the Mets, then you start him and he has a great series, and then in comes the Cubs with Lester and Hendricks— do you start him? Do you recognize the results of a favorable matchup and stick to those? This has to play in with any decision, and Gyorko offers some favorable matchups that should put his name in the lineup. So it’s not as simple as he’s hot, play him — it’s why he’s hot, and how to capitalize.