37/63 that he returns. He'll command a deal somewhere beyond Samardzija and around Zimmermann. Samardzija signed a five-year, $90-million deal, and Zimmermann got a five-year, $110-million deal. That's the neighborhood.
They likely disagree. Doesn't seem like a series of wise moves.
Yeah, of course there is. They have a losing record. They've played awful at times. They've lost one-run games they should have won. Individuals are not having the seasons they hoped or imagined or expected. They are struggling.
It's not Romper Room.
Nor should it be. Frustration is in the walls.
At least three days. Too bad Jaime Garcia won't be around to get the standing ovation that would undoubtedly greet him, right? Right? Right?
They've done both those things to Grichuk, and they've done one of them to Piscotty and had discussions about having him go to the minors to work on his swing. That was what the rehab assignment was supposed to allow him to do. I was surprised that it did not include a stop in Memphis. Thought that was the clearest nod to his standing with the team, and their faith in him getting to fixed on the job. That's an allowance others, like Grichuk and Wong, have not been given.
Put your hands down, everybody.
Only if he's on the 40-man roster. A minor-league player would not if he's not on the 40.
Jose Martinez has started 33 games for the Cardinals this season and seems poised this week, even with Fowler's return, to get a handful more based on Matheny's past approach with the lineup. In those 33 games, he's hit .274/.326/.453 with a .779 OPS. So pretty much in line with his production. In those 33 games, the Cardinals are 17-16.
Or, they're just about the Cardinals. A .500 team.
If it's a need, and it's a need, then that should be the expectation. This is Year 2 of the Great Core Question. It's not a secret. It's not solving itself.
Free agency is rather thin this coming year. Trade offers more opportunity. More costly. Not a deal that the Cardinals have really ever made. But it's their best bet to get the desired player.
Not likely. With a May 28th debut, he'd be on the edge, maybe. But that would also mean that he's here with the Cardinals from now on. A year ago, you would have said that about Aledmys Diaz, too. A lot of the conversation had about Diaz a year ago are now being had about DeJong. There's a lesson there. See how he adjusts and if he stay ahead of the curve in a way that Diaz evidently did not.
Veteran likely gets his way. Fowler has been pretty adamant about where he plays in the field.
Yep. Those are why they are called revocable waivers.
I suppose it would be like the Post-Dispatch coming to me and saying, hey, thanks for covering baseball for a few years year, we're moving you to the movie critic. No, no, I get it you have built up a reputation for covering baseball and have a few followers on Twitter that expect baseball info from you and, yeah, well, now go write movie reviews. Would you blame me if I was confused and maybe wanted to stay on baseball?
I'm sure there are examples in your line of work, too. If you think through how you've defined yourself in your career and the spot you've worked and worked and worked and worked to reach.
It becomes part of your identity.
He's tearing it up. He's gone four-for-11 with four RBIs, a strikeout, and a walk.
I have never got the sense that they don't like Jose Martinez. They like him just fine.
The front office hires the coaching staff, with Matheny's input obviously, but he's not signing their contracts, the front office. The owner has a role in the manager's contract, his extension, his job.
He's not so little anymore. But I'll ask him. He says:
"Oh, Spider-Man. Go see it. I liked how Spider-Man was playful and kiddish and back to his beginning. It was kid appropriate, fun. It had a good story, and a great, great plot twist."
Didn't say anything about losing "fans." I talked about losing professional identity. Kris Bryant is a rarity.