Fair point. But I felt it was fair to point out.
The team. Like any business. It's a business trip. Also, players can negotiate the kind of room they get. For example, a lot of contracts will include a suite on the road.
Worth asking about. I don't see that happening though, not with his first-inning issues and the fact that you're just kicking the can an inning away. I guess they could save $200,000 by starting Martinez for a game and then whoops bringing in Tyson Ross as the reliever to start the second inning. Think there might be a grievance filed about something like that? I think we would all notice and write about it.
All of us have to rise to the level of earning the subscribers' fees. We know that. It's a team effort.
We have. Especially lately. One reason it's been slow to gain traction, I guess, is because Ozuna has really resisted that idea -- and for a long time so did the Cardinals' coaching staff. They wouldn't accept it as a possibility or a question. It was dismissed as both when reporters would ask.
It was Shildt's job to lose when they named him interim. The guy who has the job always has an edge in keeping it. We've discussed that in the chat -- right after it happened.
He has that in his tool belt yes, and some of it was learned by just being around.
Albert Pujols was this era's Stan Musial. Let's dial back the loftiness a bit. I'm not going to predict such a thing. Same with the next Bob Gibson.
The Collective Bargaining Agreement is a valuable tool for players and their union and it does matter for all of them when it comes to precedent. Would you expect a player to get to free agency and go no, no, no, no, I haven't earned this -- I'm sticking with the team ... ? No, you wouldn't. Because that would set a precedent for his peers as well. Same thing here. There are rules. A player is out of options, he's out of options and shouldn't, by rule, have to return to the minors. He's earned that right. Players are negotiated and had labor stoppages and lost careers for him to have that right. He shouldn't freelance and give it up.
There has to be a happy medium. That's where it should be. A three-out-of-five medium.
We'll see. Depends on who else in the market for him. I think he'll listen to outside offers.
I'll let the voters know. Some disagree.
It is not. He could be part of the coaching staff in the majors here in St. Louis.
I have not come upon one yet. I have some sense that he may get plucked in the American League, though, and not reach the clutches of the Cardinals.