Nope. Knizner will get work there. The Cardinals didn't bring in many first basemen this year to camp because they got Goldschmidt. Yes, I know I know this is a broken record and seems to be the answer for everything.
Nope. Might be your TV. He's doing fine.
Right. Paul Goldschmidt is probably playing with his son and Matt Carpenter hanging with his daughter, and some of the players could be golfing right now as I type this sentence. It's spring training. Players with a certain amount of service time are permitted to leave after the fifth inning and go about their day. This has been the case since forever. They start their day five, six, seven hours before first pitch around here, and players who are going to be in the majors or have at least three years of service time are given the chance to end their day before the game ends. This is true for all 30 teams. It's not new. He can get his haircut. His workday is over. Also, he has some disposable cash to get a haircut, if he wants.
Sure looks that way. Impressive drills. But drills. Games matter, too.
They have a floor in mind. They have an upper-range, and they have an idea of what they need to have available to him in September and October. Those are the points they're using. They want that 100 innings for sure, and they don't want it to go crazy up toward 150. But they'll take their cues from him. Won't be a hard limit.
I don't think Disney wants the trouble.
I don't, no. I think it's a fair question -- for someone else to ask.
Not many. Suggesting such things to fans and urging them how they should feel about contracts only gets me in trouble, it seems.
That is the word from the front office. More shifts. More comfort with shifts. More adroit use of shifts. No more watching the Cardinals be the only team that doesn't shift against Anthony Rizzo for some reason.
Agreed. Especially if it means keeping more talent.
Cardinals have tied the game here with a rally in the ninth. Edman with the RBI single to score Garcia and 3-3 it is. Garcia avoids tag at the plate.
He just pitched the ninth inning here. I guess that means he gets the tie.
I have no idea how you take 2 + 2 and get apple. If you believe the first two assertions you make, then why would it make sense to turn the final outs of a game over to the pitcher who you just described. The closer isn't relegation anymore. Bullpens are made of stars now. And they have to be available everyday. And that takes a commitment that you already asserted a pitcher doesn't have.
Andrew Morales has met with doctors, had a scan of his shoulder, and said that the initial read is "inconclusive but optimistic." He has some inflammation in the right shoulder. It's at least similar to the troubles he had with the shoulder a few years ago. He's going to miss some time -- as he heals, as they sort out the root cause.