I could see that. It would be the year. Low expectations coming in, not a lot of hype, and the outside perception of his role in getting them into contention. That would be the kind of mix that wins.
Absolutely. This isn't a secret.
Colorado Rockies. Get to know them. They're good.
I applaud Morey, and it's something that I've also tried to do when talking to scouts. Pay attention to how the comp is often race or hometown, not talent. And when it is, then dismiss it, or try to get a better one. For Robert, an interesting comp that I saw first mentioned by FanGraphs is Alex Gordon.
Not necessarily 10-game stretches, though I think I understand what you mean. TLR would look at series, and maybe three, four series, and he would want the team to win series. He would talk about getting 10-games better than .500. That was a huge deal for him. And then he would track the games better than .500 by five. So, he'd make sure we knew when the team was 15 games and then 20 games, and he thought a team could get to 20 games then you're talking about a special team, but one that was 10 was still in position to contend. That's how he mapped it out. Matheny does not do the same thing. Not for .500. Not for series. He prefers to look at winning That Day's Game. And then the next day it's all about That Day's Game. That's how he prefers to approach it.
Matt Carpenter's is, for sure. So, it's taken for a bit.
Casually, at best. I do enjoy reading the writing about horseracing. I also enjoy reading golf coverage more than I ever enjoy watching it.
Nope. I'd don a Hazmat suit and wade in.
Both pitchers are on the 40-man roster. So that's not a concern. Whoever is pitching well and whoever is on turn when the pitcher is needed would be the call. Handedness could be a tiebreaker if all things are even. If a starter was needed today, this moment, right now, for a game suddenly scheduled for tonight, it would be Weaver. But there isn't one.
Fowler is the Cardinals starting center fielder. That matters to the player and to Matheny.
OK, I'll bite. Astros. Nationals. And Rockies.
An entirely reasonable view of his comments.
Why settle for how they're playing now. Couldn't they be better.
We have already seen that.
He was No. 11 with a qualifier this past year for the Baseball America rankings I did, and I think we've discussed in here how tricky it was to keep him out of the top 10 and how that decision went. Could easily see him here he belongs, in the top five. So that's a jump, but when you're already a top-five pitching talent, there's not big jump available. Where his big jump will happen is when he leaps into the top 100 overall, and really scores high there. With the way his season is going and the talent he's harnessed, that could happen.
Nothing is ever good enough. Keep that in mind. Angst is more appealing.
Sure. They will. Makes sense to be.