And I had such a good answer ready for it. But now that I'm put on the spot, I've forgotten.
Greg Holland. Cost money, cost games, and cost their prized draft pick and draft bonus pool.
One-game playoff Monday with home-field advantage determined by head-to-head.
They may try to sell it that way, but the Cardinals' rotation should be at least as good as what Milwaukee offers October, and they line up well when compared to Atlanta. So, if you think the Cardinals are playing with "house money" then say the same thing about the Braves. Maybe only the Cubs and Dodgers aren't, and I don't see why you wouldn't prefer to hold the Cardinals to the expectations of those teams. If you're in the postseason, you've got a chance to win the postseason, so that should be the expectation.
I don't expect massive turnover because Shildt has already had a chance to shape the staff in a way that he likes with people he trusts and relationships he's had before. Wouldn't be a shock if the Cardinals take a look at where Greer would like to be and best be for the organization -- in the majors or back as a teacher/coordinator in the minors. DeJohn and Clapp will both get conversations about fits for the big-league team because of DeJohn's close relationship with Shildt and Clapp's obvious success that will bring other suitors to his doorstep.
Plenty, Considering Harrison Bader will leave the season as the starting center fielder and not Pham, for example. Weaver will be leaving the season in the bullpen, not in rotation, while Gomber will leave the season as a key part of the rotation and not the bullpen. There are some performances that have rewritten the depth chart. Munoz ahead of Garcia, for example.
Entirely possible, yes. Or Mikolas on short-rest. They've planned some for that.
Let's be honest: That's what they're doing. Ross will be ready in the wings.
Yes it will. It's a risk. It's lessened of course by the fact that rosters are bloated by September.
That's how the rule works. Brebbia had to make the appeal to second. Play had stopped. So he went through the usual motions of getting on the mound and making the throw over to second. Once that was over with, then the Cardinals could challenge the call at third.
Tons. Immeasurably. I guess I don't understand a mindset that suggests settling. Maybe I'm missing something.
In my experience, Mozeliak isn't really in the regrets business. There have been some moves not made that he really wanted to make and some moves made than really didn't work out -- and he's not been one to force his way through an autopsy, gnawing on his fingernails in regret. He talks about adding the results to the database and moving on. This past week, we were talking about about some things in the season that could have been avoided, maybe -- commitment to struggling players, Ozuna's shoulder, etc. -- and he used the phrase "spilt milk," and stressed that rehashing wasn't going to change the outcome. I found this particularly interesting when it came to Ozuna's shoulder. That, right there, seems to be a scenario that screams out for some regret. He suggested that the schedule could have helped -- getting Ozuna to LA two weeks earlier or two weeks later, not that the conversation could have taken somewhere else. In some ways, he talks like a closer. Blown saves are so yesterday. He wants the ninth today.
Follow the bat. Shildt likes the way Munoz bat fits in the lineup, especially there for a little while in the No. 2 spot. And, yes, he gets his work in the outfield just fine.
No. Ross or Poncedeleon would be in that awkward role of the pitcher they want to have for a situation they want to avoid and thus they'll never use because that would mean admitting they're in that situation that you want to avoid. It was a self-fulfilling role we saw too often.
Well, let's look for the comps. Wade Davis got three years, $52m from the Rockies. So that's the low end. Chapman got five years, $86m from the Yankees. So that's the top end. And here's betting that Kimbrel will try to command closer to Chapman than Davis, s you're talking about a three-year, $60m deal, or a four year, $70m deal? Seems like some team will be willing to go there for one of the few sure things the ninth inning has these days.
Absolutely it did. And the correction is under way.