Perhaps. Yelich is a good get for them. Yelich makes Cain later in that contract more palatable. Cain got about the same deal as Fowler, and I think a year ago most evaluators would have looked at Fowler and the chance he'll produce in the out years as greater than Cain's chances.
2. Performance will determine that. Meritocracy. Decision made during spring training. If Mikolas outpitches Weaver, it will be Weaver, if not it will be Mikolas. And so on. The Cardinals are high on Weaver' s potential, aware of his innings. They have advertised Mikolas as a starter -- but said he could also contribute out of the bullpen, if needed.
Surprised it isn't already. We've been saying this same thing for a month now. Hasn't happened.
Leftovers or Food Shack for dinner. Hurricane Wings for good wings. Crux for coffee. Freshii has been a good add to the Abacoa area for a quick lunch. Biergarten has solid food, as well, and is walking distance from the ballpark, right across from Civil Society Brewery. Jupiter has a spectrum of solid food offerings. You'll be surprised.
The Cardinals told Matt Carpenter to prepare for that role -- not necessarily that he would serve in that role. As of this moment, he is the Cardinals' everyday first baseman. Now, to get Jose Martinez's bat in the lineup -- something ownership on down has said they want to do -- Carpenter will see time at third base and second base. But it's more of a 5-2-1 situation -- five out of eight he'll be at 1B, two of out eight he'll be at 3B, and one out of eight he'll be at 2B. That kind of thing. They just want him to be ready to move around to get others a break, get Martinez in, and, yes, it did free up the Cardinals to consider free agents/trades at the corner positions while not committing to Carpenter at one of them.
If you have one, it's likely predicted. I have seen a wild galaxy of predictions out there, and that doesn't make them any truer than the predictions from the start of the offseason. It is really tricky to get a read on where these contracts are going to end up because teams want shorter deals, agents/players want security, and the middle-ground is hard to predict.
That is always preferable. That has always been the idea.
Cardinals have a stake in Fox Sports Midwest. They are partners sure, but in any of these situations the control goes to the entity with the desired content, and the Cardinals have the desired content thanks to folks like you (committed fans tuning in) and cable subscribers who pay for the games whether they watch them or not.
They're not hiring the manager today. Your cart is two states ahead of your horse, in this case. To your question about who is out there ... They have outfitted the staff with people who have been managers before or have interviewed for manager positions before: Oquendo, Maddux, and Shildt leap to mind. Yes, the manager has to play the players he's been given -- but he also has to work them to meet the expectations of what the front office states. If the front office gives him a roster the front office believes is a 90-win team and it comes back a 74-win team, do you think the front office is going to go, hey, oh, man, our profiles and algorithms were off, our bad? That's not the modern game.
Let me say this: I don't get the sense that 2018 is some litmus test on the manager where it's simple in the playoffs stay, out of the playoffs go. Matheny has a commitment from ownership. The Cardinals have an ownership that does everything it can to avoid firing folks. That's just their approach. That said, we're going to know a lot more about this team when it actually plays -- and there is an impatience that won't wait until October to address things if the team is not what the front office/ownership expects. That is very clear. That has been clear since this past June.
Spring training will determine that. It will be an audition. Both are on the roster.
Adam Wainwright did. And he was better for it. He had a similar procedure several years ago, and returned pitching as well as he had before the injury.
I don't see the fit. Might I point you to Jedd Gyorko's baseball card.
Seems to be doing well. I didn't really get around the entire continent. Stayed to a small area.
It could be the Team Who Cried Wolf. It also could be something we discussed in here before. Social media favors the angry because the angry are often the loudest. When was the last time you went to a fast food restaurant and turned around to go back and tell them what a wonderful meal you had? Contrast that with how quickly you are to point out a lousy meal. That's just nature, and social media gives it a megaphone. So, you're going to see more Chicken Littles, because Chicken Little ran around telling people the sky was falling. People who knew it wasn't, just ignored him.
And then aliens came, or something.
They've gone this far. See it through.
Probably. He was not added to the 40-man roster -- again. And he was not taken in the Rule 5 draft by any other team. He has power. He has a high strikeout rate. But he's also on the depth chart for the Cardinals at third or first base. He'll have the chance to beat out some of the incumbents for a spot on the bench. He'd have to overtake Luke Voit, for example. It's possible. Roster churn says he'll get his chance.