This is not high on their list at the moment partially because of the options they have now (Cecil improves, Tuivailala already here) and brewing below (Gant, Weaver, Gonzales, Alcantara, Flaherty, etc.).
Yes, to all of that. And they can thank these goofy two-day series for the rest.
They can't. And they likely won't.
It takes two to make a trade, and the other partners haven't surfaced at this point.
Your keyboard to Ian Happ's ears. Hope he listens to you and not Lester.
A significant portion last year. He was constantly battling with mechanics and strength as a result of the Achilles' and there's bound to be a spillover from year to year -- breaking bad habits, trying to find new ones for health, strength that wasn't there. We cannot so easily tie Howard and Craig and their struggles to foot injuries and not also consider the same for a pitcher.
If the Red Sox have a lead, expect him. He's be a fire-breather reliever for them.
High interest. I'm hopeful. It's a chance for DC to really stand out and lead for once with a story and a character, vs. desperately trying to recreate Nolan's Batman or floundering around looking for their Guardians of the Galaxy.
They were not. Matheny was talking about the fusion of the two -- through the inspiration for both. Maddon was talking about a rule at second, and maybe missing the point.
I don't see how the Cardinals could add 2 and 2 and get pizza like this, no.
I like that phrase: Depends on whose ox is being gored. I'm stealing it, totally.
Matheny is engaged with his players, though it may happen outside of camera shot. Here's what I see from being around the two dugouts often in the past few years. Players walk up to Maddon and you see Maddon at the stairs and chatting with folks, or going out to greet them as they come back. Matheny isn't doing that. He's walking through the dugout between innings -- when TV is on commercial -- and checking with players. He does that plenty enough. I almost think there is a little confirmation bias here right. Maddon is fun-loving and has this reputation for being so, while Matheny is far more stoic, seriously more stoic, exponentially more stoic during the games. It's not that both aren't talking to the players, it's just they do it at different times and, sure, with different expressions. That's their personalities.
Haven't checked on his name specifically, but yes, there's a chance. He fits a profile that the Cardinals and other teams have followed for depth moves. Don't take that as a report, just as a few dots being connected.
He has the same floor and upside that we would assign to a top-five or top-seven pick in the draft. Start there. Like Delvin Perez, only more is expected because the floor is higher.
He's 21. He's still growing.
That's an impossible question, as we've discovered through the course of this Special Yankees Edition of the Cardinals Chat. Berra has the rings and the MVP to make a really good case for the tie, and that's why I think he deserves more of a run for the Rushmore talk.