I'm becoming a build your own salad convert since the price raise at the stir fry.
Yes, the need for a bat for a short-term stay and injuries all around. Kelly could come up as a righthanded bat off the bench to give it more strength -- like, say, around the time the Cardinals have to revisit an American League ballpark. That makes sense, especially if the injuries clear the way for that need. He can play third, first, and spell Molina at catcher. It wouldn't be along stay, but it could happen.
Rapidly becoming Jack Flaherty.
Who is hitting better? Martinez has a rehab assignment ahead of him before he's even considered for a return. So that will offer an answer.
Oh, good question. I've got some recency bias in more recent answer there, and I usually try to avoid that. OK, mulligan. Flaherty has closed ground on Alcantara, but when it comes to a trade, gosh, they're going to be a pick 'em at this point. I shouldn't have so readily said Flaherty and not also listed Alcantara.
What am I getting in return? Neither unless the player is good.
Money. Though we'll hear all about the fit and the friends and the future at the press conference. Those could be tiebreakers, because we are in a spot where the offers might be the same. Or close to it.
No. He would not be on the Cardinals' 40-man roster, he would merely be returning from whence he came -- which was off the 40-man roster and thus not optioned.
As it is with the actual Mt. Rushmore, the four people picked cannot be judged on WAR alone.
Agreed. I hope that it was accidental. I'm sure it was.
Still, he could be more aware of his surroundings.
A test. Not the test. They could have a losing record on that road trip and still be the equal of those two teams as far as contending. But this home stand, this one right now, the Cardinals need to win these series to say they are the contender they should be. That's my view.
So, purchased actually means that a contract was removed from the minor-league side and added to the 40-man roster. That's what they mean when they talk about a player's contract being purchased. His minor-league contract is quite literally being bought by the major-league club to be added to the 40-man roster. Sierra already had a major-league contract this year, and thus was promoted/recalled from High-A Palm Beach.
New CBA rules will limit his ability to get the major riches he can not get. Significantly.
I don't know. I don't believe so. I read, received the comments later and was not present. I have been thinking all day about whether or not I would have pointed that out. I would like to be confident that I would have mentioned Encarnacion. I probably would have. Yes, I would have. I cannot write in the paper what I would not say to the person. So, I would have said it.
It's both: It's a short swing, for sure, and it's a matter of time before the power he's had for doubles becomes homers going over the wall.
Good question. This is a little Inside Journalism. That was not clear to me from the comment. Matheny told a story about the player who said the play was "stupid," and then he told the story about Fowler. It was not clear they were one and the same because we had been talking about conversations taking place in spring training and during the season. I did not take advantage of a chance to ask for clarification before writing the article. Whereas, I did about another story to make sure it was clear in the story about the video that Matheny watched.
Still Grichuk, Fowler, and Piscotty, though Pham needs to mix in there with Grichuk, maybe even more so than Martinez did. And Pham could also spell Fowler to get at-bats, and that would be quite valuable.
More the latter than the former, the manager will admit. But a little of both.