Gorman. Torres is a good pick. Underrated prospect there. Kyle Glaser from Baseball America is here with me today, so I'll put him on the spot and get his answer.
And, as he comes to the plate, we would be remiss not to mention Dylan Carlson. He's going to go to Class AA this season and watch his offense bloom. He's a seriously high-end prospect, and he's in the mix to be the Cardinals starting RF or LF in a few years.
He looks like a different infielder, honestly. His mechanics are familiar, sharper, stronger, and his arm -- well, it plays.
I don't agree with your first sentence. That said, Gorman or Nunez has the highest upside.
Not really. That's how baseball works. I guess he should get credit for being honest and not pandering to the fan base with some cliches about the best 25 or whatever. But he didn't say anything the other 29 teams don't already do, whether they say it or not. Rosters matter. Contracts matter. Options matter. And you bet the Cardinals will take one of the pitchers without options north even if someone else out-pitched them because the game of baseball is about acquiring and maintaining talent, not just deploying it. They want to keep the talent they have until forced to do otherwise and falling in love in spring isn't what forces them.
It's a 24-hour job now. We no longer work for next day's paper, we work for the next second's new. That's a dramatic change from when I started. It's hard to describe, but it's like going from taking a sip from a drinking fountain to drowning. So, you learn to swim.
If he's not, he ought to be.
I have not for a few years. Wish I did more often. Dynasty Baseball is also fun to play. I have introduced my son to All-Star Baseball and we play that for fun in the winter sometimes or during the season. That game dominated my youth with complete seasons and leagues and stats, and I kept a little scouting book on opposing teams and their tendencies.
I had not thought about it that way. But you make a compelling case. That's a good way to put it.
They'll be editing what we write, yes. That is the plan. I don't know yet the details. I hope to learn in the coming weeks -- or when I get back to St. Louis -- so I can adjust accordingly for our deadline coverage, which as you know we have a lot of in baseball.
I know. We've been discussing it in the press box. There has never been an upset like this in Survivor: Jupiter. I can only blame Robinson's performance at DH yesterday. It was too good.
He hit the weight room and the workout room and did not have the targeted work that physical therapy and working with the Cardinals' training staff would have given him.
It already was. He has pitched once this spring, and hit 100. Let's not forget he didn't pitch much last season because of an injury. Watch how this plays out. He'll make his big-league debut in 2019. Bank on it. Doesn't have to be opening day for him to have an impact on whether they make October.
It's Feb. 25. I have no earthly idea. Sorry.
Like I said, "all in" has as many definitions as a baseball has seams.
This is in play for the Cardinals more than at any point in several years. Still time to see how this plays out, but at some point down the road here the Cardinals will explore trades involving their out-of-options pitchers and they'll talk to teams about Gyorko if there is someone to take his place and another team sees him as a starter. That's unusual for the Cardinals, who really haven't made all that many trades in recent springs. It's been years since a substantive one.
Every team should play every other team, like in the NBA. I'm slow to embrace this, but let's get it over with. Tanking has driven me to this point. It's a farce that one NL division will play the AL Central this year and another will face the AL East. What a joke. That will tilt races. That could mean the NL Central would have three of the six best teams in baseball -- and only one will make the postseason because another division got to feast on the AL Central. I'm not sure why teams aren't more demonstrative about this issue -- and one way to end it is everybody plays everybody and the interleague games just flip location every other year. Easy peasy. And even. This should have happened yesterday.
He wants to. The Cardinals want to see how he recovers tomorrow. We'll know soon. It is possible.
Alas, the Braves will be outside of Sarasota and Disney will be baseball-less. The Mouse has kicked us out of his House. I can't help but notice the timing of this.
Why can't he be even better?