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There’s no indication that he was approached with that possibility. He has asked for the chance to get well, get back in the lineup, and to be available as soon as cleared. Do not dismiss how Reyes plays into this. A move is coming tomorrow and Cardinals might want to keep their pitchers and stash them, too. One way to play with the roster’s elasticity and avoid the 10-day bind with an outfielder they don’t have right now is to hold Fowler, backdate when he was hurt, and put Reyes on, so then Fowler comes off after the next week, and the Cardinals can keep all their pitches for this division stretch. That is one possibility here.
Takes two things to make that happen. Runners on base. And a lot of hard ground balls, often from a right handed hitter who pulls those hard grounders.
Sorry, lost the answer here and then had to attend the manager's media time. One second.
In my time covering teams, I have hard of both conversations happening with players. One where there is a discussion with the players about possible alternatives, and one where the player is told his alternatives in the form of an ultimatum. This is more of the former, from what I can tell. Greg holland was aware that the team would ask him to take a battery of exam to determine whether he was physically sound. what the team and player had to find out was if the troubles with his mechanics had roots in a physical issue. That was definitely a topic of discussion. As was the possibility that his mechanics were the cause of a physical issue. Both possibilities were in play and that was where the team and Holland eventually got. He is returning to St. Louis today to being rehab.
As long as your consistent and professional, that's all I can guarantee. I will defend what I write, and I will answer for it -- and have answered for it. There have been times when a player has cosen not to talk to me for months at a time because of what I've written. That's his choice. I have to find another way to do my job -- but I have to remain consistent. This season, as you can imagine, has been one where there have been several issues with stories I've written. But I stand by them. I can defend them. And when I make a mistake -- I own it. Again, if your professional and your consistent, then the players and management know what you're going to get. I can be sometimes sarcastic in person and that doesn't always play well, honestly, during interviews, but it is who I am and I'm not going to play a character to curry favor because eventually you lose track of what character you played to what person. I'll just be myself.
It is not. It's more common for them to spend it on a pitcher who never quite reaches his potential. That's quite common.
Why limit it to that trio? Strikeouts have been the undoing of the Cardinals this season. That's just my opinion. But goodness. Usually the tradeoff for strikeouts is damage, and the Cardinals are not getting their return on damage for the amount of strikeouts they've invested.
No chance. The headline will be about the story, and the story is Alex Reyes.
Quick update: Fowler is taking BP and is going to test his leg here in the near future running around the outfield. If he gets clearance and feels good after doing that he will be avialable for tonight's game off the bench and successfully avoid the DL. That will then move the decision for the Cardinals to someone else. But the explanation still stands -- because that's how a team keeps flexibility for the roster from one day to the next.
Cinnamon was a personal favorite. Paul DeJong has the upside of being a core player, yes. He has improved at shortstop. He brings a power to that position that the Cardinals haven't had and looks like the most all-around player at the position for the Cardinals since Renteria, honestly. And if he's not at shortstop then he has the power to produce at third base and be a solid/exceptional glove there. You don't have to squint to see a future with him and another fulcrum hitter in the middle of the lineup. Is he the type of player a lineup is built around? Not today. He'll need a complement. But who doesn't? Kris Bryant doesn't carry a lineup on his own.