Sure. It will take a grouping of players that includes one or two major-league now or major-league near players, and likely an upside/top-10 pitching prospect. He's not Sale and he does not have Eaton's contract so keep that in mind. That's why it fits.
How wrong you are. Ask my colleagues. First, spoiler alert!, media dining costs money at every ballpark now, I believe. Second, I only believe that because I have had media dining fewer than 15 times in the 17 years since I covered LSU. But, that's another story.
It's simply teams bidding on him, as if he's a free agent. No different than Dexter Fowler.
They are concerned, yes, and they are also aware that it could be a new normal for the lefty, and they want to work with him and have him be effective if that's the case.
You shouldn't. He's in the majors. He's built a foundation for himself with his performance.
Might take more than that. I don't see one blocking the other, not in this case.
Working toward that with StatCast. Haven't seen a "clutch" stat, no but as they work through StatCast and start, say, applying it to Endy Chavez moments then we could see one develop.
It started as a way to keep the infielder's arm limber and fresh after a play that did not require any of them to throw. The first baseman, traditionally, doesn't make many of the throws that the other infielders have to regularly, so he's not included. That's why. It's a vestigial tail from a game gone by that persists because tradition, you know.
He would move into that echelon for the Cardinals. That would be the most recent player the Cardinals have had to which Robert would compare.
I have not found a way to track that consistently. There are, to be frank, too many other things to do during the games these days, especially on the road when we're keeping a running-game blog and filing notes and a running gamer for the paper. I would love to be able to have the time to chronicle and then quantify such things, and to do so empirically, but I have only been able to do so anecdotally.
They planned ahead for this trip. The team decided that it would be Derby Day outfits to Atlanta and Miami Vice outfits to Miami. They packed (and some purchased) accordingly.
That's been true for a long long long long time, as long as I've been covering the game. Performance bonuses are not permitted in baseball. What are permitted are appearance bonuses -- games played, games finished, games started.
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The Cardinals prefer that the players wear shoes with red on them, preferably a majority of the shoe be red, accommodating for the different designs that go with sponsors and preferred shoe brands.
He's started to play more, and the moment he first made a mistake wasn't the moment that he was back on the bench. Imagine that. A player who we have all described as a momentum player -- the more he plays, the better he plays -- is actually playing better as he plays more. Almost like we knew what we were talking about all these years .... Almost.
Better eyesight. I never thought "maturity" was a problem. That's becoming a distasteful euphemism.
I have no earthly idea. Matheny had a good line. He said that Garcia's only option was apparently "to run through their dugout" to get to first base. That was a nutty call.
You will have to provide an alternative. That would be the first step. Also, he would have to be showing diminishing performance or the team would have to doubt his ability to correct.
Sure. But we have to tread carefully here. Hate speech, like you're describing, is vulgar and vile and disgusting. The rules would have to conform in someway to be narrow enough to define what is unacceptable within those walls -- and not broad enough that we have a free speech issue. That would be essential to any blanket policy for sporting events run by private businesses.