None, really. Thought we explained that one already.
Absolutely. Definitely at the prorated minimum.
Yes, but he carries the Rule 5 rules with him.
He would be one of the KC players to watch, absolutely.
He only has to be on the roster. Piscotty has been "active" for all of the recent games even though he has been in California.
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Both happen, have happened, will happen again.
Yes, they do to me. They are not alone, in that, but through the postseasons I've looked and found few teams that willingly play with so few players, and by that I mean players that they don't want to use. Backup catcher. Shelby Miller Honorarium. That kind of role. Compare that to the 2011 Cardinals that had relievers and backup players that TLR could not wait to use. It was like a 27-man roster would not be enough for him. During the season, we see more of a cycle. All teams going through a time where they are willingly carrying a man less or going with a player who is unavailable and a short bench as a result. Few teams are doing what LA is doing which is openly flaunt the new 10-day DL to create a de factor seven-man rotation or 28-man roster or whatever is they are doing that they think no one notices.
Entirely possible. I think 90 wins from a team in this division reaches the playoffs.
They'd have to find a team that lines up like that. Pitching is going to be the more attractive commodity for teams this year, pitching and near-ready position players.
And, yes, Carson fits the latter, but as a complement.
I don't know about the record. I don't think it's the crowd. I think it's the ballpark. The Cardinals don't play a brand of game that is accentuated by the ballpark, it is more aggravated by it.
Kind of you to say that this chat is a "narrative." I think it's probably more typing than writing, to be honest, and doesn't quite qualify as any form of "narrative." I'll go with a new suggestion. Byrd & Barrel. Thank me later.
They do, it's just like any other business, really. Do you get it front your job?
They're new. It's a company that is being aggressive with its marketing and billing itself like tennis grips for baseball.
At last check, they had allowed the most runs in the seventh or later of any team, yes.
Not as good, overall. But just as much fun. A true, popcorn romp. Can't beat that. I still bet that the best Guardians of the Galaxy movie of this year will be Thor 3, not GOG 2.
Aledmys Diaz. Michael Wacha. And Trevor Rosenthal are going to be the interesting players to watch in the coming nine months. And, Adam Wainwright. Wainwright, too.
He's got potential power. Real power upside. That is going to be a bat that can help the lineup, and there's a lot to like with what he brings as far as damage goes for the positions he can play.
At what? At defense at third base: Machado, Arenado. At hitting: Machado, Bryant. At all-around total-game play: Machado, Arenado. That's just my opinion.
Oscar Taveras wasn't blocked by Allen Craig when it mattered.
Cardinals say that Stephen Piscotty is on his way back tonight from California, and Matheny would not rule out the possibility that Piscotty would be on the bench tonight, when we asked.
We are getting closer to the point that those conversations will start. Lynn has not hid from the Cardinals what it will take to sign him, and he has been rather blunt with the fact that he would do a deal -- and do a deal quickly -- with the team if it offers him what he believes he can make in the open market. The comps are pretty clear, and yes the contract would have to being with a 1, as in $100 million. So, expect those talks in June, perhaps before the All-Star break.
Sounds like you already did. You won the name lottery. It's not just a name, but a structure, and not just a structure but a verb. Congrats.