Dwindling. He has stopped his throwing program. Next steps are being discussed.
I know. I was trying to stay on brand.
Wainwright's likely will be -- and certainly will be unofficially for awhile. Holliday's No. 7 has already been awarded to a current player. Andrew Knizner is No. 7.
I don't get this comparison at all. Mikolas throws his curveball about 19.6 percent of the time, and his fastball has a 93.9 mph average velocity with a sinker that hums along at a 93.6 mph average velocity. Wainwright throws his curveball nearly twice as often, at about 35.3 percent. His fastball averages 89.9 mph, and that sinker comes in at 90.2 mph, on average. I don't see this as an issue at all.
Of course it is. That is true for all 30 teams. And it's true for any player who makes that much or has that much service time and makes that much. This is the CBA working, not the Cardinals conspiring. And his arm is fine, and his play at third has been solid.
Matt Carpenter just singled through the shift. This chat was not the reason why he did.
Hey, I'm coming your way next year, I hope. The game is underway. Rain has passed. Hope you're enjoying it. And that you're ready for the Cardinals to come to you next summer.
I wouldn't even know where to begin to look up that record. I have looked up how often Goldschmidt traditionally faces an 0-2 count or bats with two strikes and this year is substantially skewed from his career averages.
Not a bad idea. But what is a premium deal? They're not going to pay their backup a starter's salary, and Wieters might be a starter for some team. Might be.
They do. That isn't the issue. If it was, we all would be hitting coaches.
Not a bad idea. I thought this chat was going along swimmingly ...
Could use some water, and a bite of dinner. I will continue attacking questions personally once I get some sustenance. Cool?
The Cardinals obviously agree. I, candidly, see their point. The team they imagined has Carpenter as a big part of it.
You make a good point about hindsight. One thing I would counter: They could see this innings deficiency coming. They chose to bet on the pitchers they have, as is their right, rather than pay the freight of certainty.
Both are necessary revenue streams. Doesn't HBO have ads, too?
He's knocking on the door, based on comments made today. The timing might not work out though. We'll see. I wouldn't rule it out entirely. Especially as Arozarena sits and sits and sits and Lane Thomas sits beside him.
He is not, no. He's making less than Brayan Pena made, guaranteed.
That is the question that preoccupies all of us. Awaiting an answer.
Oscar Mercado looks like a costly trade. Sandy Alcantara has done well, but the Cardinals have pitchers like him in their depth and didn't have a hitter like Ozuna. To me, that's the kind of trade you're talking about. Carson Kelly is going to be an excellent player for Arizona -- one that he likely never would have had the chance to be as a Cardinal. Again, the Cardinals had Knizner, they didn't have a Goldschmidt. So the deal makes sense, but it's a deal like you're talking about. That was a costly deal in terms of years of control. They gave up more than 20 years of control -- possibly 20 years of big-league production -- for the guarantee of six months of Goldschmidt and, at worst, a draft pick as comp. That is the deal you're describing, come to think of it. They Cardinals are looking for them. But let's not confuse the types of deals. Goldschmidt, Ozuna, and Mulder were all offseason deals. Different marketplace, different situation, and one where the Cardinals have done better. Rolen and Holliday were deadline deals, and we're seeing less proficiency in those, and not just with the Cardinals. The whole industry has overvalued young talent at the deadline and been reluctant to part with it in the same way at the deadline. It's like they're fighting urgency. Or that they are purposefully ignoring it. Also, with every team having money there are less contract sheds than ever. Look at how the Reds and Mets made two of the bigger deals at the deadline. In the age of Rolen and Holliday trades, that didn't happen. So the market shifted. The Cardinals have to shift to meet it, or settle for never taking part it in it like they once did.
Yelich is under control through 2022. You can think the Marlins for that deal.