OK. The wi-fi here is getting spotty. I need to relocate. Please give me a moment. Thank you.
I am suggesting that the Cardinals have proven they can identify, draft, and develop pitchers who contribute and even thrive in the majors. Other teams struggle to do that. But have position players. Atlanta traded Shelby Miller in a deal for a shortstop, Swanson. Could Cardinals not do a similar deal? That’s a path to map.
I do not do any of those things as a voter, and don’t see evidence a majority of voters do either.
That was the sentiment, yes.
Alright. The wi-fi is no longer glitchy, and we're ready to go.
They will be caught in the middle, as they are now, straddling between selling and buying and left to do some of both -- not yet able to bail on the season and not yet convinced that it is worth a dramatic move to save it. Same place they've been before.
You got me. The wi-fi was only one of the reasons I had to move -- the other was I didn't want to miss watching the game. Guilty.
Past precedent is not the be-all, end-all measure for future voting. If anything, voters should learn from the past and evolve as voters, not be held to the standard set by a generation or seven before. I don't like strict stare decisis as a way of voting. It means we are stuck in the past as voteres and the game and culture are not.
Apathy is way worse than angry. Apathy is doom.
Bud Norris is never behind in the count. #BudChuck
I don't know, but I do know that the Cubs can put them there in that upcoming series.
I would be surprised if they didn't pursue him, yes. At least have the conversation.
Exactly what he said. That the fans and media should be careful wishing for a groundball monster who might come up to the majors and get groundballs and be an effective starter. Or, he's saying that maybe fans and media should conider Mayers and understand that a Class AAA pitcher can be dominant there, come up and struggle, and that even tough the fans then bail and the media then wonders, the organization will stand by that pitcher with talent. What it appears he was suggesting was that the fans may want one thing, the media may ask about another, and in the end the tema makes the decision based on its view, not wishes.
All good. I apologize for not seeing the joke. I know the feeling.
That appears to be in the top-20 centerpiece deal -- as in a prospect from the team's Top 20, not the overall top 20 would be the centerpiece and then build around that to the wishes of Texas. Complementary players. Somewhat similar to the Ozuna deal only not four-players deep. As for Moustakas, I have heard from people in the know and seen other reports that the Cardinals interest in adding a lefthanded bat like his is appealing to the team. It's entirely possible that this recent devensive "initiative" was done to see how that looked and whether that worked -- and the Cardinals' front office could adjust its shopping list from there. The measure would be Moustakas at 3B greater than Martinez at 1B, Moustakas from the left greater than Wong everyday at 2B. That's the calculus.
A lot of things from back in the old days have changed.