Didn't have one -- or they didn't tell me about it! Did attend my 11th (we forgot the 10th) and it was Coors Field. That was surreal. Like going to work. And I went to the 20th, and that was excellent. Always look forward to seeing friends in Colorado. Not that you cared.
Drew Robinson is the name du jour.
Bill DeWitt Jr. is either in the room or on the phone. Also there in the close nucleus of the front office would be Moises Rodriguez, the assistant general manager. Randy Flores may also be present. The Cardinals also have Bob Gebhard now as a close adviser to Mozeliak, and he's going to be asked about it. Matt Slater, Mike Jorgensen, and John Vuch are also present for many of these meetings. The biggest of the big decisions are really going to be known by three people these days: DeWitt, Mozeliak, and Girsch. They keep the info tight. They'll ask for input from others on specific details, specific info, but they do still maintain a tight hold on info.
He's not a free agent. He's not available via trade. He has only been billed as a possible and good fit for the Cardinals should he reach free agency. There has been no indication from the team about it.
That is exactly right. Baseball is like water -- it finds its level and when it has three months to fill it seems stubbornly intent on filling it. Pace of play! Ha! Baseball needs to do something about pace of the stove.
Harper could play CF, RF, depending on the matchups. He's capable.
No, I have a 12-year-old son and I have baseball cards in the office. We open them, sort them, check them out, and sometimes pack them and ship them to friends and cousins. We're baseball fans. God forbid.
Hasn't been any movement there since Goldschmidt get. Iglesias was mentioned as the Cardinals moving in a glove-first, run-prevention after not getting a bat. They spoke to his agent and prepped for that possible convention, but they also told anyone who would listen that DeJong was the shortstop they preferred to have at the position because they preferred to get a corner-infield bat. Now they have the bat. He plays first. Carpenter plays third. DeJong is at shortstop. No room at the inn.
You have got to be kidding me. Depression doesn't check your credit rating or bank account before crushing you. It doesn't know your zip code, your brand or watch, your profession, or what kind of car you drive. It's true, that a higher salary means maybe you get better treatment, and that certainly you have a chance at receiving better awareness. But your statement is absurd, bordering on insulting. Depression does not discriminate -- and it can swallow a family whole. Count yourself lucky that you haven't had depression intrude on your life or the life of someone you love. You are blessed. And I don't use that word lightly.
Absolutely. This is in the air.
Nope. Bats play. They'll find a spot for him. And if someone says it will, it shouldn't.
Trick question. The answer is Kandinsky.
Free agent. Should sign with a new chat shortly.
He deserves credit for being aware and for speaking about it. That's only fair.
They were gone within 48 hours. Look, Mozeliak owned his mistake -- whether you think he did publicly or not, he did privately. He spoke to Fowler multiple times that day. DeWitt reached to Fowler on behalf of the organization and let him know how off the comments were. Consider the fact that Fowler had just been there for the birth of his second daughter, and then off the top rope comes those comments. Fowler then stood there in San Francisco for 20 minutes and wore the criticism. You may recall that. I think a lot of that interview ran on KMOX, and it also ran in the Post-Dispatch. Mozeliak and Fowler were close before that -- and they remain so today. Mozeliak has been Fowler's biggest advocate around the Cardinals, and sure you can say that's because of the contract he gave him -- of course it is. But it's also because of that contract that he's taken the time to recruit Fowler to sign that contract, to woo him, to gain his trust, and through that has become fond of him. This is bygones. The biggest of bygones.
That would be something. I have not gotten the sense that A.J. is ready to take that much of a backseat at this point in his career. The Cardinals do seem content to let this linger for awhile, and that could mean that catchers looking for ABs today will be looking for jobs, and that makes a job more appealing even if it has few ABs.
Less so, at this point. Mikolas is more appealing for the extension.