Probably. No one else will wear 5.
I don’t dismiss it as a factor. I dismiss it as the driving reason. Tiebreaker, yes. Sure. But a leading reason, no. There is a real interest here in having Ross available today, for example, as long relief. Perhap you’ve heard who is starting tonight?
They retain his rights As long as he’s on 40-man roster, yes.
It’s called “snaking,” and outfielders are always thinking about it. That’s why MLB is taking a role in decisions re: design.
Production will make the decision for them, so no.
There would not be, no. He doesn’t have a role or a place to play with Cardinals or most NL teams, at this point.
Iglesias makes a lot more sense as a glove-first shortstop that improves the defense and gives you a better third baseman than Moustakas in DeJong.
I doubt it had anything to do with his opinion of or dealings with the media. Let the Cardinals prove me wrong on that topic, if they comment on it. That said, there are some clear differences in handling of the team during games. Yadier Molina hit second for a long stretch. That likely wouldn't have happened with Matheny as manager. Kolten Wong played a lot of games consecutively and that wasn't happening with Matheny has manager. We have seen Shildt several times remove a starter earlier and more aggressively than we saw with Matheny. We have not seen the King of the World closer -- as several times in the past month the closer has been in and the Cardinals have had someone warming, in case. A couple times we've seen Shildt manage late in games for runs, whereas Matheny would prefer to manage for outs if he had the lead, as we've discussed in the chat before. I think we're oversimplifying the most dramatic in-season move of the DeWitt Era by suggesting there was one reason for the firing and not multiple facets -- the most significant of which was the erosion of play for the team, regardless of what were the myriad reasons behind it.
Carlos Martinez. Have reported that many times. Cardinals would have entertained interest in him at the trade deadline. This is something we've been consistent about in the reporting.
I don't know -- I imagine the number of people who go to the game to see the manager are only slightly more than the number of people who go to the game to see the umpires. It's the players that are the draw.
Yes, if he wants to get paid. It's a mutual agreement worth, I believe, $10 million.
The significant change to the leadership has already been made for this season, from what I can tell. The lack of a postseason appearance would not lead to more moves at the manager or higher.
It's always one of those tough spots that arbitration, the roster, and the role put players in. We've seen the same thing play out before with Skip Schumaker and Daniel Descalso and undoubtedly others that we can think of if given the time. That's the natural flow of the business, the churn rules create.
Bruce Maxwell, Oakland A's catcher. Last season. Like 12 months ago. Remember?
Yep. That's my working theory. We'll see if it's right.
Are you teeing up a hacking joke, because that's not happening. Was reading the book, Big Game, while I was in D.C., and out of nowhere comes this hacking punchline from a political writer on the NFL. Go figure.
I seem to recall a major move at the deadline in 2011. A significant move. That's the lesson there.
I am not, no. It's possible. But it would mean moves or injuries elsewhere.