I would have continued to cover politics, preferably courts/civil liberties. I also thought that would be a fascinating field to cover. That or movies.
Interesting question, and I had to try and think this through. I arrived at the conclusion that he would not have removed him faster, no. There are a few reasons for this. One, it was the opener and not the opener of a playoff series. Two, there was a faith that La Russa would have put in Molina, in the same way that Matheny did that day, and that showed up when he got to finish off one of the early innings. Also, La Russa would have put the same stock in the short fourth inning that Martinez had and use that as a guidepost to send him out again for the fifth inning. That game played out pretty similarly. I don't know if La Russa would have sent Duncan out for the visit. He might have just had Molina do it. That's one difference.
He doesn't throw 98. That seemed to be the cutoff for some of the righthanders who had options. Look, Brebbia did everything to deserve a spot in the bullpen, and the Cardinals were all very clear about how well he pitched and how deserving he was of a spot and how this was not pleasant for him at all. They sided with Hicks and his lightning. It's not entirely fair, it's baseball.
I think you're not giving credit to a larger picture that the Cardinals revealed they were paying attention to -- and that how Wong exited spring was a bigger deal than they were saying. That's all. This is going to get resolved before it becomes some big drama because Wong's going to play. Gyorko is on the DL. Bader doesn't play second (yet, I guess I have to say just to cover myself from some chat in 2021 when he plays second in a triple-switch). So it's Wong.
Not in the slightest. I hope he keeps up the whistle though. That was fantastic.
The lineup is better with Fowler being Fowler, and four games is really not a measure of whether Fowler is Fowler. If Fowler can get on base at a .360 clip, Pham at the same, and Carpenter at his career norms then voila the math says that Ozuna will hit in the first inning with a runner on base quite often. Now plant DeJong behind him at No. 5, and you're talking a strong setup that mixes switch, left, and then righthanded power in the middle. That could be the Cardinals' peak lineup.
Bud Norris gives Bullpen Cars a ride to the mound.
McGee. Will bring down the house. Eager to hear where the Maddux ovation ranks. As discussed in the BPIB with Hummel, he's my sleeper pick for a loud applause.
Already have. We're going to see the end of some of those drills. Also a look at dehydration and whether the running drills were effective. Absolutely.
Maybe. Closer like that is pretty valuable.
Nachos wilt, especially after two years. Can't expect them to stand up that long.
He might agree with him. Heck, this whole thing is spreading through baseball. We've lost.
"Tied for first," says La Russa.
The newspaper is a for-profit business, and the revenue we make from stories allow us to be the only media outlet that attends every game and every event and everything that the Cardinals do. The Post-Dispatch was the only St. Louis-based media outlet to have a reporter with the team in Montreal, and thus we were the only outlet and first to report that Hicks was being promoted. That's an investment that the P-D to make sure one day of the Cardinals didn't go without us being present. We have three reporters at every day of spring training and often more. Again, that investment is in the product -- and the product should be good enough for readers to want to pay for. If it's not, then we need to get better because we owe it to the paper and the readers who invest to make it possible. That's where we're at. Hopefully, we can earn your business with the quality of the coverage.
Mikolas will be a free agent at the end of his current contract, and yes he was given the same provision as Oh because that was part of his negotiating leverage. That's why it was in there. His service time abroad only counted in the senes that it allowed him some negotiating leverage. The Cardinals really going off of the Munoz they've seen in person at this point, not entirely off his minor-league stats.
Cardinals didn't tweet that until long after it had been reported at The Post-Dispatch. You are welcome to check the time stamps. There was already coverage with quotes and background and the other move at the time.
The shield will break, yep.
And thank you very much for doing so.
I don't except for maybe three: Flaherty, Hudson, Weaver. What the Cardinals do lack is a lefthanded starter, and why you might miss about Gonzales is he was out of options, so who was he going to to elbow aside in the current rotation for starts? That's where the Cardinals got. They needed some flexibility there with options as much as anything because they recognized that Flaherty, Weaver, and then eventually Reyes would be in the rotation, and where is Gonzales in that mix?
Last year the New York Mets got 15 wins from Jacob deGrom. So that would qualify within your bet parameters, no? The Mets finished 70-92. That's pretty lousy.