There are like hundreds I haven't seen there are so many. All I ask every week is patience. I would like civility as well, but why try?
I am not. Position matters. That's how it's set up. Bryant's versatility is interesting, but it's not second base. Have not had a chance to talk with Gyorko. He did not have his hopes up based on past conversations.
Yes, but that's only because there are more outlets for the anger in 2017 than there were in 2006 or 2007 or 2008 or 2009 or 2010. Twitter. Chats. Used to be a letter or an email, now it's anger as fast as it goes fro head to fingers to social media, no filter. What concerns me most is the conversation on Twitter and how its 140 character limits are somehow an excuse for ignoring facts that don't fit an argument or nuances that don't fit the tweet. It leads to strawmen arguments and the loudest or more sensational claim wins, not the right one. #sad
Wouldn't be a shock if he's added in coming days.
Dexter Fowler just told a few of us he can't play till he can wear cleats and he can't wear cleats until poin subsides in heel. He did not get a shot, he insisted. And when asked if he will be back by end of 10-day stint he said, "I don't know." All-Star break? "I don't know."
True. And even when you're not anonymous but never held accountable then it's the same. I trust in consumers making that call. That's why the chatters are so valuable.
Yes. There's building momentum for him to host one, frequently.
Interesting question, and a good one. Not that comes to mind immediately. I'm going through the teams thinking of ones that Mozeliak has not had success doing deals with, and that's not because of acrimony -- that really hasn't been an issue with him, not like say it has been with Houston and some other clubs -- but just because of similar viewpoints. Cardinals and Rays didn't make many deals because of that, and the Cardinals and Dodgers are about the same. Cardinals and Padres mesh well because they didn't have the overlap value on the same players, and so on. Girsch doesn't come into the job with any team that won't talk to him, or won't acknowledge he's in the job. That's a good start, and we'll see over time what team he clicks with, like, say, Mozeliak did with Cleveland, for sure.
At this point, trade. And even this winter, trade.
Managers usually meet with the beat writers every day -- often twice a day, before or during BP and then after the game in the post-game press conference. General managers meet with the beat writers as news warrants, and Mozeliak has made a habit of being available in the dugout at last once early during a home stand. Today news warranted, and it was Girsch's first chance since Friday's announcement to hold a scrum at the start of a series.
Mike Matheny does do a show on KMOX every Sunday. It's not a call-in show like La Russa's because he has a different comfort level and prefers a different format than La Russa said.
Possibly. Though have not heard that direct connection between interested team A and Diaz. But, yes, Diaz's contract is attractive to other teams. For sure.
Pop quiz: Who spent more money on free agents this past winter than the Cardinals?
Answer: Dodgers and ... that's it. Dodgers.
Now, you can quibble with what they did and what they should have done and what they've missed in the winter's past, but a year after coming one "yes" away from signing Price for $200 million or Heyward for just less than $200 million, they spent almost $120 million on free agents.
And they have room to do more.
Not really. I do think about the 2014 NLCS, though.
They do like to hold on to their talents, yes. That is an edict from above. Bill DeWitt Jr. wanted to build a strong, self-sustaining farm system and he has told me he has little interest in tearing it apart for a rental. That is true. There are situations where a team adores its prospects too much, and there is also something to be said that when you develop a lot of complementary players and not impact players the team that has them is going to overvalue them because that's by definition, complementary.
Martinez is the rental that has been nixed, but we'll see how that goes.
Fowler was a free agent when they got him.