Bob Gibson. Six out of 10 times the answer is Bob Gibson. Though Dizzy Dean might be a fun addition to this group.
I wouldn't assume that, no. And other teams might have a say on that, if they're interested.
Interesting name. Thanks for putting him in the conversation. Jung went fast in the draft, as many of you probably saw. We're into the final picks of the evening. There remains some college talent available. Deep draft for college players. I find that fascinating after a run of thin years on college talent not too long ago.
It's been pushed back until necessary. They're not looking for a reason to move him. This was brought up during the Carpenter extension discussion, too. DeJong has made himself into a solid shortstop.
Do either of them throw lefthanded? This was about not having Miller, to me.
I'm not sure I follow all this honestly. It's pretty simple. If the Nats are a mess and are moving in the wrong direction, away from contention, then it's up to Max to force the issue. That's it. Scherzer can push for a trade and make Washington consider it. He doesn't necessarily get to choose where he goes -- not until after 2019 -- but he can make it know he wants out. We've seen that happen before. Ahem, Yelich. And we've seen teams trade their best player before to pivot in another direction, free payroll, and try to do so quickly. Ahem, Goldschmidt.
Let's be careful here. The Cardinals are not the only team that had expressed interest. That's not the case. Ankiel was going to have a choice if he wanted one. He was just honest about it making the most sense for it to be with the Cardinals.
The city of St. Louis, yep. That's it. I would like for the city of St. Louis to have a good story to hold onto and carry forever. Let them have a legendary team. And I have many friends who have been moved so much by these Blues. I will root for my friends.
OK. I think we should give opposing teams more credit. That's just me.
They don't have much interest in a rebuild. They have a record around .500 because their pitching hasn't been as good as expected or as it should be. The roster has underachieved.
The Cardinals had interest. I don't think they saw him as a No. 19, from what I could tell going into the draft. That said, he didn't last their second pick.He was gone with the first round of the competitive balance picks. Shocker. The Marlins took him. Well, the Cardinals can always trade for him later.
A conversation with Cleveland should take place, absolutely. The Cardinals and Cleveland have made many trades, and they often line up for conversation. I think their rotation could offer the Cardinals an upgrade. That's my opinion. As mentioned earlier in the chat, I get mixed views from folks around the Cardinals or people who know how the Cardinals feel, especially with Kluber coming back from injury.
I imagine netting will extend foul pole to foul pole. And I'm OK with that. I do think we need to do a better job -- baseball writers, baseball teams, all of us -- recognizing that paying attention to the game in foul-ball territory is essentially. More and more we see people staring at their phones, snapping pictures with their phones, etc., etc, and not watching the game action. That is alarming to me. Look, my favorite place to sit at a game is right around third base, or slightly behind third base, as low as possible. I enjoy watching a game from that angle, whenever possible. I never took my son to a game there until he was older, like double-digits old. I just didn't want to him in that area with the foul ball. And when I do sit there, I see so many people with their head down on the phone or on food when the ball is being pitched. Netting would protect them, and should. But so would paying attention to the game.
This was explored, by rule, earlier in the chat, but I want to point out that it's not an "automatic" play any other time in baseball. If the runners don't reach the base, it doesn't count as a double. The runner does have to advance for it to count, does have to touch the base.
They were as recently as spring training. I'm not sure about recently. I don't have much thoughts beyond that.
2. But, I want to add that trades don't necessarily work this way. They're not going to put Carlson on the block. They're also going to want a significant return for any deal that he's involved in. Hard to think of a player like that who they could acquire, honestly. Not as of right now. Maybe that changes when all the trade stuff comes into play in a few weeks.