I'm pretty low-frills when it comes press boxes. It may have come up here in the past, but I rarely ever eat the media meal, preferring to pack my own or hit the concourse for food from the stands. That's just me. I have been taking apples from the fruit basket that the Cardinals put out, and I'll grab some Cardinals-brand water that they have in the cooler. So, amenities that matter to me are this: view, access to the clubhouses for swift travel on deadline, and wi-fi, strong strong welcome wi-fi. For all of these reasons, AT&T Park is by far the best. Great view. Swift access, even though you have to swim upstream against the crowd. And strong wi-fi. History allows for some give. Wrigley I enjoy, even though there is no such thing as quick access after a game, and last year I went complete yard sale trying to down to the clubhouse through the stands and had a lot of bruises for the rest of the month. Wrigley left its mark.
Agreed. Thirteen has run its course until June arrives, and so too does Lyons.
Recounted earlier. Promise.
Who said it was a mistake to send Jason Heyward back to the minors? Was that a Braves thing and perhaps it was a marketing thing as much as anything. I'm not familiar with the premise you submit here. And, no, I don't see a comparison with Sierra perhaps because I don't understand your premise.
Sierra is a great fielder and a good runner today in the majors.
If that's all you think he will be as a player then he can stay. But if you think he can be an everyday starter and a possible star and the Cardinals answer to Billy Hamilton, then he shouldn't be on a bench in the majors and he should be getting needed work at the plate in the minors. Push back if you disagree. Or if you're content with the player the Cardinals have today.
I've never seen them run a 100-meter dash, so I'm not sure how to give you a metric on this. Maybe if they still have the Battle of the Network Stars we could get a sprint to determine once and for all.
Entirely possible. Though Sierra projects more power, too.
That's question, not a prediction. A prediction would be: Tommy Pham remains healthy and avoids a prolonged slump and, yes, stays in the majors for the rest of the season.
Yes. That's not unusual for a team to do. It actually makes a lot of sense. Cardinals did that a few years ago when it came to pitching and voila in March signed Kyle Lohse. Turned out pretty good.
Sure. That conversation would make sense.
I suggested that they would win around 90. So I guess the over.
The Cubs know that they need to develop pitching sometime soon or their view of being annually atop the NL Central won't hold. One of their executives said that the Cardinals have a few years head start on them when it comes to having the internal pitching necessary to always contend.
Cecil will be with the Cardinals for a few years.
This is peak Leake, and there is no indication of a dip coming. He has successfully blended the pitcher he was (sinkerballer) with the pitcher he had to be last season (increased strikeouts) into a stronger starter, and that's what he's showing. The consensus is that he's still the guy that puts the Cardinals ahead of other contenders, because of the innings he can handle and the success he can bring to that 3-4 spot in the rotation. He has said that the Cardinals are a bunch of 1-2s in the rotation, and he's proved that personally with his production so far this season. One big change for him besides the one mentioned above about blending is health. He was more debilitated by the shingles last year than he let on, or that we adequately covered. That illness sapped weight and strength from him.
Yes, about 80 percent or more of the time that's a homer. Not at Busch.
Not being able to throw to first bases doesn't make someone soft, it makes them susceptible.
I think he's using them with Wong and Grichuk. We saw that especially in the past week with Grichuk.
No. It would be Lyons at this point, still.
He doesn't seem like a nickname guy for me, but that's because I call him Mr. Simmons. Others have called him Simba when I've been around and he's OK with it.
Let's hope. It's a basketball school!