That makes no sense. He has an option. Why not have him play in Memphis?
Right now, Lyons is targeted to start the year on the DL. No one will say that but the schedule reveals all.
I can understand that. I've been watching it.
He's earned it. And he fits a need. And he's valuable on the bench. That's the hat trick.
Interesting question. It's either no one, or the U.S. I'm not sure what the protocol on that is. I usually don't "root" at baseball games because I'm covering baseball games. Heck, even when I go back to Mizzou for a game, I don't root because that's been bled out of me by this job and I might cover the Tigers ballclub or other stuff there at some point. So, as I sort through this in real time, I guess I'm not rooting for anything but a good tournament. I do wish, as an American, that our baseball team does well. There's a national element to it, and I dig when the U.S. does well in the Olympics even when I've covered them. The only time I really find myself rooting these days is when watching FC Barcelona. I figure, I'll never cover Barca.
I wish. It's not. This year it never really got off the ground. A splti-squad on Day 3 really ruined it.
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He has an option year remaining.
That seems like a very unusual and inaccurate comparison. If anything, Carpenter has already had by far a more robust career with the Cardinals. He has been an All-Star three times. For all of his talent, Drew wasn't an All-Star until long after he left the Cardinals. And, yes, Colorado could be in the hunt for a first baseman. We'll see how that develops. There were talks before. But that was during the Cardinals' search for a CF.
Your concern should be lower than his average.
When the WBC matters like the World Cup get back to me. We're talking about a pre-season tournament that is not, by schedule, geared to have players at their best. As long as they are imposing pitching rules and pampering the arms to keep them fresh for the regular season and their pro clubs, then we can also expect the players to ease off the throttle on the bases. The World Cup is the premiere event on the soccer calendar and has a wealth of history and importance that the WBC only fever-dreams about having. Let's be honest. I can see what the big guy is saying, and he has a point.
I am. Trust me. I have been working on this most of the day when not chatting with you. Stephen Piscotty and I spoke for about 25 minutes this morning. I hope to do it justice in tomorrow's paper.
Yes. Top 75 even. Depending on the coming draft. But he's a top talent, sure.
I'm going to go with ... no. Not at this point. He's a big target and he has a good reach, and that is something that Gyorko doesn't have. Martinez really lacks instincts around the base. And you can see that in his footwork or even how he reads play. Now, those can be developed. They can even be developed on the job. We all saw that happen with Matt Holliday last spring, and he did improve. Martinez is ahead of where Holliday was at this time. He has the athleticism there to make it happen, and he has the reach and feel to compensate for what he doesn't know about the position with what he can do just about at any position. He's not a guy to start there regularly. But he can field the position if needed.
Genuine interest in keeping depth when it comes to athletes, center fielders, and fastball-hitters.
Stanford-honed curiosity and the promise of being better.
Real cold. Like ice-pack cold. Like ice-pack from an injury cold.
Flaherty has that profile. Hudson is wipe-out, nasty reliever in the making.