We will all find out together, including the Cardinals.
The Cardinals answer right now They will come "in aggregate." In other words, they don't have an answer, they have a hope.
Shildt having the run of the place and a chance to put his fingerprints on the whole of spring training. He's organized spring training before -- on the minor-league side with La Russa as manager and on the major-league side with Matheny as manager. This is his time. His camp. I'm eager to see what that means.
Of course. He's a competitor.
I don't see the appeal, sorry. That's three years ago.
FC Barcelona and Chelsea. In baseball, not for decades, now.
They do, yes. They realize that ceiling may not be reached this season, though. Keep that in mind. They want peak Reyes for 2020 and will approach 2019 with that plan in mind.
They have done that since Luhnow and Strom have left, not as frequently. But they do it.
He had more than one case. Look it up.
Depends on their cost. At this point, I'd bet Goldschmidt. Seems like the deal they'd do -- and not go dragging into January with Ozuna/Boras. Also, there are a lot of outfielders out there. Not so much with a first baseman who is top-five at his position.
I do not. Not at all. Sorry.
He does it traditionally, in part because he plays for the same team his father did. A lot of Latin players play in the winter leagues as a chance to play in front of friends, family, and fans in their home countries. They enjoy it. They seek to do it. And Jose Martinez is no different. He's been consistent about the importance to him personally. And he does it with the team's blessing.
Not until the day you arrive. Most likely they will be on the back quad. But it's not a given until the schedules are posted for games, for workouts, and for callups.
He has not signed. The Cardinals are helping him with his rehab from elbow surgery. They are doing so with the intention of providing him a minor-league contract when he's ready, and his agent has confirmed Ankiel's intent to sign with the Cardinals when he's healthy.
Every player I have talked to -- and it's more than a dozen at this point -- has embraced the "homework" assignments. Some offered me details (and I've written about some of them) and some declined to do so. The Cardinals say they are getting favorable reports from the players. Agents have told me that some of the players were ... hesitant? ... with the babysitting, but they can to understand that wasn't entirely the case. Marcell Ozuna, according to his agent and the Cardinals, has had a positive response to surgery, and this is the month when he's supposed to be cleared for more activity and a throwing program speeding into spring training. His condition will be clearer around Winter Warmup, or before, depending on when the Cardinals dispatch a trainer/medical official to meet with him, likely in Miami. I don't know if he'll be 100 percent in spring training, and neither really do the Cardinals until they get to see him in person.
I have. It's available at Amazon for a low, low, low price. That's because I rewrote a good hunk of it this offseason and a new edition -- complete through the Goldschmidt trade -- will be released this spring, right on the eve of opening day. There will be a new foreword for this edition. So that means the previous editions will be the only ones with a foreword by Stan Musial.