Solid. It should be. It better be. It should give the Cubs a run for the best Runs Saved infield in the division. That's what should be expected from them.
That is not a plan, no. Things could change by July, but if that's the move they make then there is something far worse in play than a trade. Their season would have cratered.
Well, John Brebbia would have a secure spot in one and doesn't in the other. That's the biggest difference.
No it would not. A larger strike zone -- lowering it to below the knee or top of the pant leg for stirrups or whatever -- would lead to more balls in play, and more balls in play on the ground, and more action. I get that its counterintuitive, but consider that hitters would have to adjust to it and that means not just taking the new pitch and giving up. That means finding a way to put that ball in play hard. And you know what some hard groundballs become? Hits. Others become outs. Both are examples of action that the game is missing.
An improved Munoz is the best answer for them at this point, and a Munoz who is not shoved into too many innings at the too wrong positions. That brings us back to Gyorko at shortstop. That also means more time from Wong at 2B, so that Munoz doesn't get those innings in there to make the errors. Edman is a good fielder and he could be Greg Garcia 2.0, eventually. Robinson didn't have any plays at shortstop today, but he's shown he's solid at third and good things at second base. Improved Munoz is smaller doses is an upgrade for the Cardinals.
You and I should get along so awfully?
Good list. Agree on that regret. I've got to post my today. It's an interesting challenge, and I don't have even the right answer for myself on how to approach it. Like I shift gears every day. Too much baseball. No people expect baseball from me. No comics. Yes, comics. Favorite authors? Favorite covers ... Ugh.
It's one that I won't publish. Wouldn't wish that you, the paying audience.
That has not been announced, yet. He could be a back-field pitcher. Gant is pitching in Orlando -- according to the schedule. But that could change, too. Will get some clarity tomorrow.
Yes. And Bill DeWitt III acknowledged that when I asked. It was an organizational miss on their part. A big one.
He can elect to be a free agent and find another team, or he can accept an assignment to Class AAA Memphis. He's on a minor-league deal, so there is no roster issue as far as waivers, etc. He has an opt-out in 11 days.