Yes. And that is a possibility even if they aren't preforming as well.
This ultimatum with Brett Cecil is approaching, and it won't be this month, but it also won't linger until the All-Star break. Not without performance. The 60-day DL doesn't really work that way.
Make that 4,177. Yes, they do.
I'm not sure. He's got a good, solid game and he plays a position where most teams want great, monster production. If he played a variety of positions, the bat plays up better and that takes him out of that category. But at first he's a productive professional hitter at a place where teams often want sock and damage.
Yes. The Marlins are selling their new logo. The Cardinals are trying to add a 12th.
He absolutely could, yes. He's a top of the rotation talent. This coming year, Jack Flaherty could be Patrick Corbin from the right side, and Flaherty is still getting better.
They would be thrilled to get between 100-120 at this point, and yes that would involve utilizing him in relief, which does feel like that's where this is headed in the coming weeks. We'll see. He wants to start. And he's not pitching at all. So hard to tell.
Just let him know of their plans. Up to him to decide what kind of promise he wants. The Cardinals will explore trades, and the Cardinals will try to avoid losing a player through waivers. They have a few players who they could sneak through, I imagine, especially during the dump of players that is coming in a few weeks. They can find a 60-day DL candidate, though. They have a couple.
As of right now, he's being prepped for a spot in the bullpen, on opening day.
Phew. We've been waiting all afternoon to really start this thing.
That one-inning is a giveaway. He's being situated as a reliever at this point. He's set to get another inning of work tomorrow in Orlando vs. the Braves, and that's a tell, an important. He's got his fans in decision-making spots that want him as a reliever, and that like the look of Hudson in the rotation.
Don't really have a good feel for this yet. A lot of it would just be lining up who is a free agent to be on a losing team and tracing back from there. But it's not that simple anymore. Circle back to me with this question in the first month or so of the season and then we'll have a good chat about the mix of players that could change the look. There's going to be one starter, Madison Bumgarner, that will stand out at this point, and he'd make sense, but let's see what direction the Giants are going, and then also what to make of some of the AL West teams and the pitchers they're out to shed.
If he does not have any improvement, that would be a possibility. A slim one at this point, but not one that could be dismissed if his shoulder continues to give him difficulty when it comes to rebounding from usage.