Not really. Maybe later, on TV.
It probably says something that you don't know his name. Let me help with that. Juan Yepez, a first baseman at Low-A Peoria, has played 31 games for the Chiefs since the trade, and in that time he's thundered a bit with five home runs and had a slash line of .241/.292/.402. He's driven home 17 RBIs, but he's also struck out 29 times while walking six times. He's been, as advertised.
I do not. But I wonder if that changes as this month progresses, or if that's a winter move.
Fair point, Bruce. And it's one of the reasons I bring up the teaching vs. scouting aspect of a coach's role in the majors. It also really speaks to the benefit of having a judge that is difficult to grade -- especially with moving targets and many pupils.
The Cardinals have a system in place that Girsch has played a major role in organizing, coding, creating, and utilizing, so yes there will be more data-driven decisions. We're going to see his fingerprints on moves though at some point, especially as Mozeliak works toward a more global organization role that will work to integrate the departments, especially those related to development. It's hard to know exactly how Girsch's personality and preferences will manifest with moves, but we'll see some differences, just because he's different, and his relationship with other GMs and scouts and agents and the manager are going to be different.
Cardinals have an announcement momentarily.
No surprise here, Luke Weaver is coming up from Memphis. Need a fresh arm after Mike Mayers pitched in place of Carlos Martinez for so long on Sunday. That's a predictable move.
It was telegraphed. The Cardinals said it was going to happen when Mueller was able to come back from his leave. Budaska is a valued teacher -- here we go again -- and the Cardinals have put him in a clear development role. He also appears to be a part of their plan to retool/fine-tune hitters if they can move them to the minors. Not a bad guy to have in the organization. The level they have him at says a lot about the role they see coaches playing in the majors, especially on the hitting side.
And, let's add, that baseball as a whole needs to do better at this. There was a farce of an attempt to seek out greater diversity a few years ago, and baseball needs to be more proactive to get some real results, and that's not just in front offices. That's in the dugout. Really in the dugout. Like in charge of the dugout. The lack of diversity among managers is alarming.
He was never hear Chapman/Miller in terms of that kind of deal. No. He was always going to get a prospect, a legit prospect that ranks high with an organization's rankings, not a handful of top-rated prospects throughout the minors. Think one where those other relievers got multiple.
Haven't had a chance to ask yet. I've been in the chat. So that's a good reminder. It's time to relocate to the ballpark, where the chat will continue as long as there are questions -- and there are so many questions right now -- and there isn't a game going on. If you keep this humming, we can run it up to the first pitch of a 6,15 p.m. game time.
Huge. Bigly. Really bigly.
It is not. But he's hardly alone. I get that a lot.
Relocation on. Here we go. Please be patient.
Cardinals lineup has Matt Carpenter at 2B.
Here it is:
1. Carpenter, 2B
2. Pham, CF
3. Piscotty, RF
4. Gyorko, 3B
5. Molina, C
6. Grichuk, LF
7. Voit, 1B
8. DeJong, SS
9. Wainwright, P
Likely. Garcia and Gyorko also have caught bullpens to prep.
They will play Fowler, and they will have a performance platoon at second and in one outfield position.
I like that description.
Can we make that a thing?
It is not ideal. Zobrist of all trades often means Ozzie of none.
If it has changed, I have been unable to discern it. Likely the same.
Undetermined. That conversation is coming this week.