He seems suited for the spot he's in. Good spot for him.
Appears that way, yes. And he's even had some at-bats that they usually would reserve for Jose Martinez, freeing up Martinez to appear earlier in the game. Ravelo has leapfrogged the other pinch-hit options for sure.
How? Then they wouldn't have had Ozuna last year and were would Gallen pitch this year? He would have wasted in Class AAA Memphis and likely traded for something else. Don't get me wrong: Gallen is a superb pitcher. He's right out of central casting. The classic Cardinals pick. But he would have been down ballot for this rotation too and only added to the quantity that was already a strength. Meanwhile, the lineup would be worse.
Didn't appear to be. Said he wasn't.
Andrew Miller has to be a part of what gets the Cardinals to October and through October -- if they do either of those things. No way around that.
The catcher. Molina calls all the pitches, and pitcher has veto. We're not doing this again.
I was not. Fernandez was pitching to his strengths. If you choose to go with Fernandez in that spot, then that's what you're going to get. You want 98 upstairs then pick Mayers.
Have not seen one. Will be checking the Cubs beat writers throughout the day. I'm sure the guys there at the Trib, Sun-Times, or other outlets will be racing to confirm.
Yes. The answer was the preferred matchups after Miller got through his assignment.
This opinion is presented here as prelude for the next question.
Mostly because Nolan Arenado is in the National League. That's the only reason I can think of ...
Bingo. It all starts with Carlos Martinez's absence and unspools from there. It craters on the Cardinals with John Gant's walks.
They are paid a pro-rated major-league minimum salary. All of them are. June or September. Unless they have service time that dictates a higher salary than the minimum, and even then it's pro-rated. The pro-rated is determined on the days they spend in the majors
I would enjoy reading a David Mamet baseball gamer.
I'll let him know of your demands. It would certainly help their cause, yes.
Ladies and gentlemen I call this piece: Fandom, 2019.
I could not make that case, sorry. There is no word that Shildt brought the thunder. Two reasons for that: Wasn't the time, as you could probably imagine given they've got 13 more of these and they've got to play again in 24 ours. And also it's not football or Hollywood.
The qualifying offer would lock in a salary for $19 million for him. He'd take it. If they wanted to have him back they could get him on a deal with a smaller AAV. He seems as likely to go elsewhere as Lance Lynn did at the same spot in his career.
I wouldn't assume that at all about Knizner. It's not a given. Molina could very easily start all three games against the Nationals. Also, Wieters may be back and available as soon as today. That was the target that I heard leaving the ballpark yesterday. The lineup does seem static at this point. In many ways, Shildt is dancing with the bats that brung him and intend to see if they can carry the team, as designed, to October.