Not sure any of them would be untouchable. Open to discussions on any.
Bob Gibson? He wouldn't be pitching. He would be watching all these pitchers only have to throw two strikes to get a strikeout after all the years he had to throw three. He would not be keen to it.
It's not the walkup music. It's the bed that comes back from the commercials that are lengthening games. That's where we are.
They are not. Not even close. Tampa Bay did, and now he runs the Dodgers. There are Ivy Leaguers galore with economics and math backgrounds. That's why this is the Hedge Fund Age of baseball front offices.
Excellent. Really enjoyed it. Tim Brown did a great job of tracking down and then presenting Ankiel's voice. He wrote the story many of us only tried.
He's got an appealing contract for a team that sees him as a bat they can buy low on and an infielder they can find a position for on their team.
Those are really really small sample sizes to seize on.
No, I said that I wouldn't limit conversations about the outfielders. That would be counterproductive.
The Cardinals have not been what they were selling in Jan/Feb/March since April. Time to try a new approach. They see it. All should.
Again, it wouldn't be that kind of deal. It's just too difficult. There are no comps.
He's not on the 40-man roster. Earlier in the chat it was explain why that matters.
Coaching plays a part in it, yes. If you're going to be in the development business and turn to young players then the development doesn't stop at Memphis.
So you're saying they have prospects now, should trade to increase that pool of prospects for later when they will just hold onto those prospects and not trade them either? Eventually, enough's enough. There are only so many spots on the roster, only so much need on a 25-man roster. If a Cardinals team truly believes that it runs eight deep in the outfield or 12 deep in the rotation then take that excess and turn it into something where you run zero deep. That's asset management. They can collect all the prospects they want, and rank as high in the Baseball America rankings as they desire, but eventually that's all it is: a collection of prospects, some of which may help, some of which may star, but not one of which is expected to be that impact player the Cardinals need today, tomorrow, and for another year or so. Being a seller at the deadline only pushes back a month or two months or a year something that Cardinals are going to have to confront. Either the other teams don't think the prospects are as good as the Cardinals do, or the Cardinals are holding on to too many and not turning them into what they need. Which is it?
Time to do some interviewing. I'll let the hopper fill a bit.