I don't believe. I feel strongly about words like that. And I am in the business of words -- and I would expect customers interested in reading words to want me to use them correctly. I'll take other opinions on this topic for sure. And consider them. But I feel pretty good about pointing out the problem with that word and reminded us -- me included -- that we can do better with some lazy cliches.
They have not, no. I do think it's an interesting wrinkle that the Cardinals may be a part of that. I haven't had a chance to see any of the games on TV, for obvious reasons. I was checking out the angle this afternoon.
It's a typo for "high velocity machine," and it's a pitching machine cranked up.
I doubt it. They did what the other 29 teams did. Some more than others. Didn't see the varsity Astros team too often. The Yankees didn't see a representative team to Jupiter to play the Cardinals. That's for sure.
And there's no Connor around now to slow it. This could be an issue.
And skip merrily down that path for the umpteenth time? No thanks. I thought we've made progress!
Good point. He had one of the most remarkable two year runs and positioned himself as the cleanup hitter the Cardinals really thought Ozuna could be -- and have been looking for ever since Craig was injured.
I don't believe so, no. If the Cardinals did this then where are the lefty starters?
Jack Flaherty, if he'll listen to an offer. Jordan Hicks or Harrison Bader, because they will. Bader is the most obvious extension because the Cardinals have a formula in place for it with Wong, DeJong, and a few others. This coming winter the talks for extensions will also include Matt Carpenter, if he has a strong year, and Yadier Molina, same deal. Carpenter's could be folding his option into a three-year structure to stick around, and Molina's would be adding that 2021 year as his last.
It's an honorary. I honestly try to say their full names -- Mozeliak not "Mo" -- on the podcast, and then use the term "Mr." when appropriate. It also, candidly, helps me when talking on the podcast to separate Bill DeWitt Jr. (the Mr.) from president Bill DeWitt III. That has lot to do with it as we talk around the ballpark. It's knowing which of the DeWitts is being discussed or quoted.
In quotes, I have to use what is said, and I do sometimes through gritted teeth. But I believe I've ended the use in sentences I write, not quotes I have to use. It's the same thing war and weapon references. You'll find them in quotes, but I've really tried to stay away from using "hero" and words associated with war and weaponry for baseball coverage. Shildt likes to use words like "weapons" when discussing players so you'll see it in quotes. Those belong to him. Not me.
He had spring training. He's a better reliever. He shown signs of being better. I'm not sure I see a direct line -- outside of the walks. That walks are familiar.
I have not. But, to be fair, I'm not out in the crowd. We're removed from such things and aren't the best judges of flatness or bored. We hear the extremes of boos or cheers.
That was discussed, yes, but they couldn't guarantee him use and they wanted to give him on a schedule to assure the innings that will help him.
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This has to improve, and soon. It has stood out to me that some of the pitchers just haven't been aggressive with their stuff -- or haven't trusted that. We saw that with Flaherty in his first outing. We saw that with Mikolas in a recent outing. Wainwright fell into that trap too in Pittsburgh. Lack of feel for his pitches, for movement, and some of that comes from the weather, the dryness, and those early starts of the season being a continuation of spring (which we can argue they shouldn't be, obviously). I also think you should give credit to the Padres this past weekend. They took some ornery and excellent at-bats. Wacha got ahead. Padres didn't care. They scoffed at the off-speed stuff. Worked the count. Got their walks. They did the same thing to Flaherty, and the righthander didn't have the put-away pitch with two-strikes for the quick out or strikeout. If there was anything to take away from the San Diego series this past weekend it was that the Padres' lineup had a strong approach, and it's one the Cardinals could learn from, even adopt.
I have not.. I will later this evening. Been in the chat most of the day, and, honestly, this was my first weekday at home in the morning in a long, long time so there were errands to run, a car to take into the shop, laundry to do, and not a lot of time except the catch on the honey-do the list.
Descalso got a better offer from the Cubs. The Cardinals traded for Robinson and that was the moment their pursuit of Dietrich appeared to shrink. I know they were lukewarm on the positions he could play in the field. Still, wouldn't have cost much.