Short is he's set for a rehab appearance in the coming days and will need one start before the end of the season. Long is something unexpected happens and he misses undetermined amount of time because undetermined things can happen any time someone is asked to throw a ball in anger. And best estimate is always short.
Please scroll back in the chat. It's there.
He has been the best value free-agent signing in baseball, based on current production. He is certainly the Cardinals' best free-agent signing of the winter, edging Bud Norris.
Tell me where the Cardinals are in the standings and I'll have a better sense of that possibility.
Not good. Illegal. Bad look for the Notorious HBP. The support for that slide appears to be one-sided, and it would be interesting how Cubs Nation would react if, say, that was Contreras on the end of a slide by, say, a Reds or Cardinals player.
Depending on the cost it does. Getting a transformative player is always a good thing for a team if they can stomach the cost. It's just not clear that the Cardinals have the ability or the wherewithal or the interest in making the deal at the cost.
Nope. Have you seen the Reds?
It is particularly alarming. It is notable alarming. And it's not even the full story.
Give me a second to look this up.
They are a game back in the wild card and showcasing is largely an urban legend that doesn't exist.
He was already being platooned for in right field against lefthanded pitchers. Hence, the playing time for Harrison Bader and Tyler O'Neill. Please keep in mind that a big part of Ozuna returning to clenaup and Fowler returning to right field is the lack of production from alternatives. The Cardinals, like other teams, are going to go back to the default setting, the preferred setting, the track record or the name player or the contract unless they have a known, hot, or producing alternative. That happened with Bader on the previous road trip, and it happened with O'Neill during the previous home stand, and the Cardinals are seeing if it can happen at clenaup with Gyorko. It didn't take an injury. It took an alternative.
Beacuse they are convinced they'll miss two days and not 10. And then three days and not 10. And then four days and not 10. And then the player is back. It's a hedged bet.
Yep. Pretty much. One thing though; Imagine if Holland was Holland and Norris was Norris and those were your eighth and ninth inning relievers with Hicks & Co. there to handle sixth and seven innings assignments or multiple innings, and then you're talking about a bullpen that looks like the Brewers, and the bullpen that the Cardinals should/could be.
He's not on the 40-man roster, and the Cardinals have a 40-man move coming in the next 24-hours to clear a spot. So you're going to see a real deliberate approach with Helsley's promotion and they'e likely to go with someone ahead of him who is on the 40-man roster.
No. I'm in Milwaukee. Denial is Australia, I think.
I can. There are teams that have had interest.
Isn't that what they've been doing? The last pitcher they took with their first overall pick in the first round was Luke Weaver in 2014, and their first pick this past year when they didn't have an early pick was a position player.
This is a question that is asked constantly -- by fans, by coaches, by media, by manager, by Ozuna himself. If they had an answer, it wouldn't be a question. He's hitting more groundballs than usual. That's where it starts. Is that a symptom of a swing? Is that a sign that his shoulder -- which limits his throwing -- is also limiting his swing? Is that a sign that he is trying to pull everything or hammer everything or forcing his swing or any number of reasons why he might be yanking the ball hard on the ground so often? Is it the shifts? All of these things have been discussed as reasons for his struggles, and all of them have been addressed, and the truth is probably all of them are a factor. The only answer for a question like this is production. It won't stop and there won't be one tidy neat answer until he produces. That's really what you're asking, and what he's asking, and what the coaches are asking -- what is missing now that will lead to production tonight. The answer comes in hits, not words.