Fair. Listless offense often gives the impression of a disinterested team. And yes the late inning stuff has a Here They Go Again feel.
Rants are welcome. They're just usually mine.
Stephen Piscotty, Jedd Gyorko, chiefly.
I don't know all of them. Couldn't get that divulged. But they are teams familiar to him. Cleveland is one. Usually players do not include Boston, New York, or LA in hopes that a deal might involve more financial benefit to get over the no-trade clause. I will continue to check as it becomes more relevant.
I am responding to them in between interviews and press scrums and writing and reporting so that I can answer the questions in this chat. My bad.
We're going to find out. Grichuk was Patient Zero as far as major-league players going down to the level to see if it worked. Carpenter is not going to see this same thing. He's in the majors. He has service time. He has the contract. He has established himself.
I can ask what they're going to do to do better. I have my own tables to upend and battles to fight.
Thanks, Tom. It's not intentional. I've been going here for about seven hours, trying to take care of a lot of different things, and still there are scores of questions that I cannot get to.
I have been impressed with Pizza Head. Also, walking distance from Black Thorn.
Excellent question, and probably a stance that would -- and really should -- rub the loudest section of the fan base the wrong way. I probably see this differently than the Cardinals, but I don't think a mosh pit of mediocrity in the division is a cover for not doing anything, nor is validation that this team is good enough. Not one person around this team thinks it doesn't need a jolt of some time, a correction, and that would be true with how they've played if they were 5 games up from .500 or 5 games below .500. Look on the field for what they are -- what they can be -- not the standings right now.
So can we all, Bruce. You. Me. Let's get the rumors started.
He has not. But his frustration with last year's play was clear. He referred often to how the team was not the "Style" they wanted to have, not the "brand of baseball" expected by the fans and demanded by history.
That's not news. That's often what the definition of a fan is.
Hicks has been asked about a lot. Part of the Weaver thing is he's been to the majors, and the scouts have a read on whether his stuff would play there. There's some question about that. Now, he'll get a chance to prove that wrong -- possibly in the near future. But he does have to do that. Scouts and other teams can still dream on the stuff of the other pitchers, the velocity, the athleticism, and in a lot of ways attempt to find a gem beyond the obvious. That's Hicks, for some asking teams.
I saw him early today. Not sure what they're waiting for. He can help.
That did shake up the clubhouse, indeed. The meetings of the 2016 season, however, that ones during spring training were already afoot and the play was already fraying during Grapefruit League. Oquendo's departure added to it.
Thanks, Matt. Trying to keep up today. Swimming upstream it feels.
I don't know. Matheny just told us moments ago that they need to find out how good DeJong can be at shortstop.