Not that I know of, no. Not really a lot of that going on now. Give it two weeks.
Earth-391. That's the best I can think of. That place is wacky.
There's no reason why he won't see the majors at some point in 2017. He's got the makeup to do whatever the Cardinals ask of him. Impressive, inquisitive, Illinois State grad. Wouldn't expect anything less from a product of Normal.
That is an option. It would not be using an option. He has no options left.
Maybe. Big maybe. Lots of players on waivers at the end of spring. Guys can sneak through, especially righthanded relievers.
There are have been prospects like him before. Carson Kelly the same way. Alex Reyes. Go back several years and there are others. Daryl Jones. Adam Ottavino. Not new. Always welcome.
Wouldn't it be the same really? There is a real issue with timing, no matter how they pull it off. It's got that Pro Bowl weirdness for timing. And if you push it back to November then you're adding another few weeks for some players, and you're asking players who have shut it down for a month to rev back up. I get the appeal vs., say, March. It would give players a chance to recover ... I dunno. There's no right time.
Doesn't appear to be enough time for him to be a starter, unless he opens on the DL and that's the purpose -- to build him up here before bringing him north. He can do all of those things.
He was earmarked for Memphis to start the spring. He's pitched his way into being considered for a role that would get him to the majors. He's had a good spring.
Gant or Socolovich are the likely candidates. Good callback.
Solid. Toying around with a new grip at the plate, just like Wisdom did. Similar. Paying off so far.
Right. I tried to explain that in a later answer. Right-right was part of the discussion because you'd have right Rosenthal off and need right Socolovich on. Lyons on the DL and there's another spot for Socolovich, but it's also possible that Gant grabs it.
That's the conundrum. It's almost like they have to figure out a way to borrow from international soccer -- and have built time for international teams, I guess. There's no tradition for it, not like in soccer, and since baseball is so heavily geared toward winning the World Series -- the paramount -- and not the WBC trophy it just may never work out that it ascends the level that's ideal, that's the best of the best at their best.
There's more to it than just a double.
I would need to see a link to comment or understand another report, and also to understand what that report is based on. At this point, all of it is just speculation and chatter otherwise because he's not yet a free agent. The Cardinals are in play for him. The number that the Cardinals are concerned about today isn't the salary it's June 15. After that date they won't have a chance to sign him.
They should probably outlaw box scores for spring training. Just spitballin'.
I think The Dark Knight did that. Deadpool flipped that formula brilliantly. And Logan played true to it. That was a difficult movie to watch, and it is not not not not not not for kids. Well, not for my kid. Not yet. It was a tense movie because inside, at the back of your brain, you really know how it's going to end and then it's like watching two beloved characters, characters who have been always a part of our life it seems deteriorating before our eyes. Patrick Stewart was ... incredible. Truly. I hope the lesson isn't to go dark, isn't go bleak, isn't to go ultra-violent. That it's just a truly great film can be made out of comic book source material but needs the acting, writing, and plot of a top-notch movie still. Can't just be comic on its own. And that can exist at all sorts of levels, from the brilliant romp Guardians of the Galaxy to the poignant Spider-Man 2 to gritty Logan.
Could do that. Probably want to go with the better pitcher in the better role, however. Bowman has done nothing but assert his place in that fireman role.
Jordan Hicks. Tommy Edman. To name a few. There's going to be one of the prized center fielders there at some point. Randy Arozarena could start there, depending on where the other outfielders go. That would be a fascinating place for him to start. Jonatan Monchada might be a year away from going there -- however, Sierra got there at his age. I'll have a better feel for this in two weeks.
The clock tells me it's time to move over to the daily assignments for the paper. By now you know the subject of the story. Rick Hummel will have gobs and gobs of notes for the paper, and Benjamin Hochman is shaping a massive missive on Mike Leake for the Tuesday PD. Thanks for the solid chat and lively talk about the World Baseball Classic. There are two more chats of spring, so check your local listings for day and time, and there's all likelihood that the Hall of Famer will be back for one of the chats in the near future. Enjoy the Cardinals off day. Baseball returns Wednesday. PD coverage never goes away.