Have to relocate to the "media plaza" here closer to the clubhouse. Need to get some interviews while also doing this chat. Thank you for your patience.
Not yet. Maybe not at all. Spring is a wily thing when it comes to statistics. Hard to find a larger ballpark where teams play down here, and the playing conditions -- wind, etc. -- aren't always the best for power at Roger Dean Stadium. We've explored that in previous springs when the Cardinals (and Marlins! with Stanton!) didn't hit homers. I would look to the walks, look to the strikeouts, and look to the descriptions from the coverage -- or your own view of things. Ozuna stung the ball earlier in camp and had nothing to show for it. That's a far different .000 than some of the wet-newspaper grounders that were coming off other bats.
Those two things have definitely opened up playing time for Dylan Carlson. That's an excellent point. Thomas' injury has opened playing time for Carlson. He's made the most of it. Coming into spring training, Thomas was going to get a long look as the possible fourth outfielder or fifth outfielder in waiting. He could even have positioned himself as an alternative in center at some point. That hasn't happened. Instead the Cardinals have received an eyeful of Carlson and their opinion he's on the cusp of a breakout season was confirmed.
What? No credit for Tim Tebow's ability to get back in the count and work a walk?
That's a fair comparison. Look how that turned out for Voit. He's now vying to start for the Yankees. Voit has more raw power and power upside, but Ravelo has had a strong spring and that's to be respected. He's in a spot last held by Xavier Scruggs.
Catching gear, naturally.
He could, yes. That would free up the spot for the extra reliever, given the Cardinals likely leaning to have Munoz on the team at this point.
Depends on the event. I've got Sosa is the balance beam and Tommy Edman on the rings. Sosa at shortstop and Edman at utility. Sosa in the field with his arm, Edman at the plate with his switch-hitting.
He has been in STEP camp. He stands out with his frame. The organization is high on him as a rising prospect. Some already see him as a top-10 in the organization.
"I understand why the Cardinals don't do it, and I just don't always agree with it," Frederickson said. "No. There's no disconnect with you me -- but I don't like how you leave empty water bottles on the floor of the backseat of the car. So, yeah, there's a disconnect there."
Carlson at this point. He's closer. More positions for him to get there. But they'll be teammates at some point at some level of the minors, I bet.
Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousands time yes. This is my suggestion.
Clubhouse is opening so, I need to do a little reporting now and then I'll return to the chat. The Cardinals defeated the Washington Scherzers. I'm hoping to get some comments on the St. Louis Fowlers, given his game.
Captain Marvel -- the Marvel comic -- is an underrated subversive comic that often was a sendup of internal Marvel politics. Great meta, hidden stuff.
He is their employee. So, they fire him.
They're going to have him get experience in center this season, at times.
He pitched in a squad game instead of a Grapefruit League game. Same game that Yadier Molina caught him and threw out three runners on the bases.
Imminently. I hope. Had one fall through. Scheduling conflict. My apologies.
Gant is out of options. They'll want to keep him or trade him.
I have quite literally said they could afford both and sign both roughly 4,176 times. They choose not to. I would not suggest such a thing that is realistic. I have quite literally said O'Neill and Carlson are Bryce Harper zero times. I will however contend that they play the same position.