Alright, now we're cooking. Phone is not overcooking. I've found a seat at the annual BBWAA meeting, and away we go with some velocity with this chat. Thanks for the patience.
If they did, they shouldn't.
Possible. I'm not sure I agree with the premise, but I can see how it grows into an opinion.
Commissioner Rob Manfred just tells the group that he's had his group looking into the baseballs, looking specifically at the seams and whether that is part of the inflated power.
Not likely. Carpenter walks.
I do not. And I feel like I'm missing out on the fun because I am tethered to reporting, not dreaming.
Surrender, I guess. Or count on Grichuk.
Because Michael Lewis is that good of a writer.
The Cardinals of 2015 are often likened to the San Antonio Spurs. In fact, the parallels are often drawn between the Spurs quiet dynasty and reserved stars with the Cardinals run and the Holliday-like star. And, yes, part of that was the style of play. Defense. Run prevention. Strong fundamentals. Controllable controlled controls. That kind of thing. And those are the things this year and last year have departed from -- and it's one reason why the Cardinals don't recognize the team they've become.
They traded him for cash. Gets him to a team that needed him for depth, for starts. And it clears a spot for the Cardinals to get playing time for any number of the outfielders pushing up into Class AAA. Clearing a roster spot/ABs for a priority player.
They are, yes. Baseball has guaranteed contracts. Football doesn't guarantee player contracts. It's a joke.
Going to have to build a market for him, perhaps with Royals and Angels, the teams previously interested.
I'm taking questions. No one is asking this week. Guess that is so last week. And, no, this is not a case of being "kicked upstairs." This is a promotion that has been long discussed, and was delayed somewhat by the hacking investigation. So, this was expected long before the team sunk below .500 this season.
Absolutely. First ballot. Guaranteed. You bet.
Should be, but won't. Like Edmonds.
Only if they win the World Series.
Rental. Mostly. Also, team is not convinced he's the bounce at third over what they have.