And they did. But it's different with a new manager.
Yes, to each of those things. Yes.
Well, a middle-infield prospect would be a good place to start. Or a bat. Those are the two areas where the Cardinals haven't had as much success developing for a variety of reasons. The Cardinals would need to get a windfall, yes. That would be the idea.
There are some changes, based on vacations and injuries. They do try to remain mostly together. That's why there is a crew chief and he has his crew.
Adams was acquired to be a lefthanded deterrent of the bench. Injuries have thrust him into a more prominent role. Yes, he's back to fill the role that they would have had him in but it didn't work out and he was marooned with out at-bats before the trade. Different situation. Different manager. Different now. Carpenter's shoulder is solid. He's remarked how much he's kept on it to keep it healthy, and he's been an above average fielder at third base. He'd be playing first if not for Gyorko's injury, so keep that in mind, and no I don't necessarily buy into the platoon only at third with Carpenter rooted at first and first only.
John Rodriguez has been lauded within the organization for his work developing players at the Class AA level and lower, and specifically he played a big part in working with Carlos Martinez, Oscar Taveras, and the other young Latin players who joined the team at a time when they were trying to expand their presence and expand their ability to draw and develop Latin players. Rodriguez, whose son Sean plays for Pittsburgh, had a prominent role in that. He's advanced steadily, but the Cardinals see him as a teacher, a tone-setter, a development standout. A future field coordinator? Perhaps that's where his career arc is going -- into a larger, more over-the-whole-system role, should that become available.
I can only speak personally, but one reason why I refer to Holland as the $14-million signing and not get into the weeds with the other stuff is because of space and speed. When I'm writing in the chat it's $14 million for speed, and when I'm writing for the paper it's $14 million for space. The other parts of that are very much a part of the cost, yes -- especially the draft pick, no doubt -- but to mention them also often means having to explain them, and there has been time and places to and space to do that, but not always. So $14 million is a nice, tangible shorthand that everyone can grab.
I saw it. And yes there is. That has been mentioned before. Hinch just said it louder on baseball's biggest weekly stage.
Sure. If there was a job open.
Moot, yes. The report speaks volumes.
Then why bother? Perfection should be the expectation of tech, because the umpires are already close, when you consider the sheer number of pitches they call and the sheer bulk of pitches they get right.
I guess there could be. You could do control groups, right? You could establish a baseline of production and then combine that against the splits you're talking about -- but I'm not sure the sample sizes are large enough to really offer a clear picture. You'd have to also consider Wong's production throughout August and his absence from early September. Have to consider Jose Martinez's struggles and how that ripples through the lineup when Ozuna isn't in it. Keep those things in mind.
I really cannot see the Nationals having any interest in trading Trea Turner, sorry.
Probably note. School night. Pirates. Wainwright might bring a walkup crowd, but is more likely to lead to super ratings for Fox Sports Midwest. I would be shocked by a large crowd until Dodgers show up.
I am amazed by this every game, and I wonder if this was done with trial and error, or if we just lucked into these magic dimensions.
Hope to avoid using Hicks and others given that series and the weekend ahead. There was a decided and obvious hope from Shildt that he could get Hudson through an inning without having to tap another reliever.
Like someone knew something about the player he could be, huh?
Could have been a self-fulling prophecy -- or the truth teams are trying to reveal to each other.