It is, entirely, a reflection on Kolten Wong's health and his absence at this moment.
Yes. But moves made in the next six months will offer greater clarity.
Bryant and Trout. A pick 'em.
Thanks. I was lucky enough to learn a lot from Joe Strauss and Rick Hummel. My appreciate for Strauss' ability to handle the chat grows with each week.
Yeah, I do. That's harder when he's not playing. Some players feel really limited in what they can do around a clubhouse when they cannot do anything around the field. But Fowler seems to find a way to help. He was active with ESPN this past weekend, and he remains a presence in the dugout during the game. He has helped Tommy Pham greatly, and the two of them remain close; they've known each other for years before being teammates.
Not that I can recall. He once demoted a player for that reason.
An OPS of .900 puts a hitter in the elite class. I like to look for 3-4-5 hitters and that would be an OPS of .900 or greater because they have a .300 average, a .400 on-base percentage, and a .500 slugging percentage. The 3-4-5 hitters are the best of the best.
Yes. Other teams caught the Cardinals, closed the gap, and pulled ahead. Time for the Cardinals to change, find their pace, and rejoin the lead, if they can.
If those are the numbers you're going with then what about the .262/.337/.328 slash line put up by Ozzie Smith? Are you suggesting that Ozzie Smith isn't a Hall of Famer because of his slash line?
An easy reason for this is because Marvel has a better sense of the medium. Marvel goes dark in the comics and on TV (Netflix) and keeps the movies light, enjoyable, popcorn-munching. DC has it backward. For a long time they went bright happy and not-real or gritty in the comics, and yet that's all they try to do in the movies. It's Bizarro. If you will.
I don't get the appeal beyond Yelich, but I get where you're trying to go and like how you've stacked up the years of control there. Seems like too many names. Simplify. Simplify.
I need to set up my scorebook. The game has started. I'm usually working on the notebook and transcribing interviews from earlier in the day. Today I'm behind because the chat had precedence.
Not in the minors, no. And a player must be on the 40-man to be in the majors.
Less and less as we're in the Hedge Fund Age.
Better. Better than the first half. They are not yet a complete team, though, and that's what should stand out for the fans. They may be playing better, but the key now is to play better and then get the better players involved. That includes Fowler and Wong coming back from the DL, and that includes getting Diaz back from the minors, and that includes getting the bullpen sorted out. What we've seen in the past week, two weeks is the value of sharper, crisper, better play. Now the Cardinals need to see that from the better players.
And, yet, was more involved with the entire game. So ...
Lots to like about Ozuna, yes. Of the players involved here, he's the one that gets the attention of pitchers/peers when I ask about how he'd look in this lineup.
Fair argument. But being close to where the magic happens -- Hollywood or Madison Ave. -- only heightens the appeal.