I don't know who runs it this year. It has been the veteran players in the past. Woody Williams did for awhile. I think Matt Holliday had a hand in some of it through the years. Maybe Randy Choate did. Seems like something he could have a hand in organizing. This year -- well, an interesting year to see who would run it. Please let it be Tommy Pham. That would be epic.
That is merely one of the factors. Cost seems to be the greater one.
It should be reassuring. He deserves a lot of credit for setting out to prove he could be counted on, and then showing it. August is a big month for him, as far as durability and consistency, but the first four months of the season has been an impressive proof of the work he said he'd do in the offseason. He deserves credit and a place in the future for that.
I am all in on Christopher Nolan. He has yet to make a movie that I didn't find compelling, bordering on amazing. The Dark Knight is the movie that made superhero hero movies go legit, and it stands out as one of the best movies I've ever seen, regardless of the genre. Inception was trippy fun, and one of the most inventive movies in recent years. And on and on and on. Add into that Kenneth Branagh, who is one of my favorite actors and you'll see me lineup for Orient Express in the first weekend of its release this coming November. All of that and ...
I could not have less interest in seeing Dunkirk.
I wish that wasn't true. I feel like it's important to see. Like Saving Private Ryan was important to see, or Full Metal Jacket was important to see -- and both incredible moving, horrifying, and revealing movies. But I just cannot bring myself to race to Dunkirk. I wish I had a better reason.
This team has been at its best with Bader and Sierra around. Speed is fun.
I always prefer to walk. Leave the bandwagons to others. Not my thing.
He hasn't complained about it. He would prefer not to do it. But he's working his way in that direction. That's not a forever thing. That's a help him through this year and see what it means for next year thing. He's building toward being the 30-start, 200-inning pitcher he wants to be, the team wants to be, and he could very well be in the coming year.
Also, to keep his personality around the clubhouse. I mean if we're doing this.
One could be for sure. Not sure which one, but one could definitely. You could easily see the Cardinals making decisions this winter to free up or create a competition that allows for one of the outfield spots to be housed by any one of that group of outfielders. Makes sense for them to do it, actually.
I'd rather walk than be on any player's bandwagon. I'm a beat writer. They aren't offering me a ride ever, and I wouldn't accept if they did.
Nope. The Cardinals and Cubs are two teams that are reluctant to deal within the division. They've said as much. Bluntly.
Sounds reasonable. Cost is different than cost-controlled. Can we agree?
There are 30 teams that value their prospects higher than everyone else. It's a truism of baseball.
Well, 29. Boston doesn't.
Thanks. I don't think he called me that. It would be disappointing if he did. I hope my work speaks for itself.
Also, Twitter is 140 characters long. I would love for someone to come up with a way not to sound brief, blunt, or glib when answering questions in such short bursts.
And, yet, some of those pundits were basing that 78 on pitching. Weird.
He's a story of the year. The story will be if they miss the playoffs for a second consecutive year and the fallout from another in an alarming trend of steps back. This is the story of the year:
2013 World Series
2016 out of playoffs, second -place
2017 third place, losing record as of today
This is not forward progress.
I'd bend to agree with you from what I wrote earlier. Just don't want the offense to get a pass when we're talking about the bullpen.
It's a Bears helmet. From 1985. No one escaped that team.