Any longtime reader of this chat will know that I am proficient with the shovel.
I cannot see that happening, no. There is more pressure this year, yes. He is geared up for it -- or seems to be in my discussions with him.
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Not really, no. Social media magnifies disenchantment in all fan bases, really in all arenas.
That isn't what Shildt said in the article. Pretty sure you knew that.
He would say, OK. Let's try to make that happen. Might take awhile. You good being patient?
Harder. By far. It's not close.
Is he starting or relieving?
What does it take to get him? What positions aren't producing -- and can Carpenter play there? Don't turn down the chance to get supreme talent that will change a team, but I need more information to find out the levers and pulleys to make this happen.
You don't need to have played Little League to know it's hard to hit a baseball that these days travels at 98 mph or faster with movement from all sorts of angles. Yes, DeJong is underestimated.
That's why the poll says today ("current rosters"). I concede they are not playing any games today. I figured I didn't need to have to explain that. My bad.
I got nothing. Clouds galore. Paul DeJong will be in there. Cardinals hope Harrison Bader will be there. They want Paul Goldschmidt to be there. Gorman will be ascending about then, and that makes sense for him to be there. Lots of holes to fill by then. But they've got time. There are a few players on the rise that could move into those spots. Eager to see where Urias could fit. Maybe he's the 2B by then. Making predictions like this are wrong the moment I start typing.
Yes. The qualifying offer is the bridge in that direction -- so we've already seen a willingness to do something like that.
They're not all gone. Cardinals wouldn't walk away from trying to keep Goldschmidt. They've been looking for a first baseman like him since Albert Pujols left, and they know how rare that position can be when it comes to a hitter like him.
I don't think he is. I think he's doing his job. I think he's really good at it. We all should be as good at our professions, honestly.
They have the ability. They have the finances. At some point they better have the stomach. A good way to always sit in the middle, middling, is to avoid butterflies. Never jump. Never risk. Never excel.