Yeah, I'm sure the fans will be real receptive to the white flag.
Becoming? Quickly? It has been. This is not new. This has not gone the direction the Cardinals expected from the first time Brett Cecil struggled with inherited runners. And, yes, all of that is possible. The Cardinals would explore a trade (Mozeliak almost annually brings in a reliever) and they have already discussed that some of the starters would look like as relievers in the majors. Gonzales intrigues as a lefty, in the same role that he had in 2014 and in the role that Tyler Lyons really has now. Alcantara has drawn comparisons to Rosenthal and Martinez for what he could do with velocity out of the bullpen. Flaherty could soon be discussed in those terms, too.
I doubt the Cardinals are in a position to be choosy at this point. Offense is offense. And they need it. That said, it wouldn't happen immediately, and it wouldn't happen without the regulars getting their share of playing time to get hot as well. So, sure DeJong can hit his way into playing time just as Pham did -- but it took a few weeks, and it wasn't before the regular starter got a long look too.
1) According to Major League Baseball he's on the 10-day disabled list. The 40-man roster must be full before the Cardinals can use the 60-day DL. It is not full. It has an opening, thus they cannot, by rule, make that move.
2) No. These are not two things that are connected. Gyorko and Peralta are the best of that group.
Doing quadruple duty at the ballpark today, so we are about to enter the reporting for the paper aspect of the day. I will take you along for multi media when possible. And I will get to questions any time I have a moment between paper assignments.
There is not that sense from coaches who have connected with him during his development.
That's the thing about winning teams. By definition someone has to have a losing record against them.
A blend of both, honestly. One helps unearth the other.
It is not a possibility. He has as much security, if not more, than most players.
No. The assignment to High A was telling.
First, stlfan's question: bad. Real bad. Not .500 meh, but worse than Royals bad.
Second, Willie: yes, that is an excellent question. It is one that I continue to ask because it should not be dismissed.
Only if there is a reason CF is available due to Fowler's absence.
Not usually, no. This isn't college football or the NFL. The assistants are adults and can answer the questions.
I enjoy them. Would prefer not to have one surgically implanted, however. The places it doesn't work can be blissful.
Every indication from the team and its decision-makers was this year was time for this group to produce. They had their chance to learn, they had their chance to lean on the inconsistencies of youth, they had their time on the learning curve and now was the season to prove what they are. If they are this team, then changes to the personnel would follow this winter.
He was on point. And, yes, I've heard similar comments and concerns internally. He articulated them well, but he's not the only one connected to the team with that opinion.
With family, in California.
Um, well, see the Yankees didn't want to do that deal, wouldn't want to do that deal, weren't looking to do that deal. Other than reporters and other teams wondering if Gardner was a play for the Cardinals, I never heard substantiated interest.