They've been the team's best position players this season, most consistently.
Yep. Same as it ever was. Always goes this way.
They are, if the other team gives a window and designates how long they have to talk. It will be a short window. So that the teams can move on if the talks don't work.
I dare you to find anyone who honestly would have made that claim months ago.
I see a trend in things that keep happening. Poor play. Can't hold a lead. Quality starting pitching. No offense. These are the standards the Cardinals have had over and over again, whether you pick 10 games, or 15 or 40. Recurring themes transcend arbitrary end points.
Keep an eye out for Jay Jaffe's book on the Hall of Fame. I'm enjoying it.
There is no maybe about it. That has exactly happened.
Black Thorn. Start there for Chicago-style pizza in St. Louis. And I don't think Carson Kelly is the Zobrist-type you're looking for, nor do I think you want Molina out of a game that you could win in extra innings. That's just me. Kelly's value right now is behind the plate, and his bat is growing as a threat. Growing. If you're going for a Zobrist type, then DeJong seems to be the type.
The GM has to find a way to make a roster that the manager is comfortable using. This isn't unusual. Look at the Giants and what they do with the bullpen, and how they make the most of Bochy's ability to handle and create relievers. The Dodgers last year had a roster that really catered to a rookie manager. It is up to a GM to get a good feel for what the manager is best at using -- and what makes a manager most comfortable, most confident in moves. This was also true with TLR. Remember the wish to get veterans in certain spots, even as extra bats off the bench. The Cardinals paid to get that player because of what TLR wanted.
Sierra is the superior fielder. But, yeah, you could see the scouts picking sides on this one.
I prefer Chicago deep dish over any pizza. One of my favorite pizzas is in Detroit, and I look forward to an interleague series that allows me to get back there. It was a must-eat during the hockey days.
They've have the DH as an option for three days to start the process this weekend.
It always was on winning the division. That is how the Cardinals would prefer to get into the postseason. That's part of their goal, part of how they set their team when they consider the wins they'll need. I've been asked in the past chats about the Cardinals target and mentioned the 90-wins, 3.4 million marks. Mozeliak is building a team that projects to win enough games to claim the division. That's his model. They want to avoid the one-game playoff if possible -- but they want to get in if the division cannot be won. Even a one-game playoff is more appealing than sitting at home. And, yes, they were aware of the drop off in attendance. Players were, too. The message was received. Not sure it changed their approach all that much.
Parts? The market has caught them. The other teams are seeing things like they do. The curve has narrowed.
Or catering to the tendencies of the manager. That's part of the gig.
Maybe. I'm just counting down the time to the draft.
Please, please, let it be imminently. I want to see that punishment.
Welcome to the NL Central. The worst best division in the baseball. It's a mosh pit. All of the teams are contending only because all of the teams allow it.
They have muttering to the media, at least.