They have their eyes open for a reliever addition before spring training. Thank you for sharing those projections. I find them interesting. Conversations-starters.
Yes, they will. They like Hicks. And he'll have the body of work if all goes well.
No, that is not the case.
I mean a scout could say that about any pitcher and have a good batting average on the prediction. I don't think that's a testament to the scout's eye as much as it is to probability and the violent act of pitching.
Hal Foster. And absolutely. Though I had an art teacher at Mizzou who argued differently -- and my grade reflected that.
Sosa has made an appealing case this winter. The Cardinals are encouraged.
Yes. Malcom Nunez is that guy. Keep an eye on him. Also, from a pitcher perspective, there's Griffin Roberts. Wouldn't be a shock at all if he's a top 10 prospect by the end of 2020.
Depends on who you're asking about, but the chances of recovery to the health/ability pre-surgery is usually around 75-80 percent, so you're talking about four out of every five, essentially, and that's all pitchers who receive the treatment. The number is slightly higher when it comes to elite pitchers. But that gives you a sense of why -- as we've discussed through the years -- pitchers avoid Tommy John surgery until it is their only option or best option because it's not a guarantee.
He a) hadn't gotten there yet and b) they weren't in line to get him first, so they traded for him.
No, that just wouldn't work on either side at all. Sorry.
It would be after Competitive Balance Round B, so somewhere in the low 70s? Maybe in the high 60s depending on how the draft plays out from here.
No. And he did not with Taveras. When Taveras arrived he was likely headed for a Super 2 status. DeJong would have reached Super 2 had the Cardinals not signed him to an extension. He qualified this season. Hicks, Flaherty -- all of them are going to cost the Cardinals more eventually because of when their clock started. Heck, Michael Wacha is a Met now because of how soon the Cardinals started his service time and then didn't manipulate it to get 2020 from him.
If he's outside the house, just let him in the door. He might be cold. And clearly, if DeWitt is fitting up your Chimney, you've got cookies and milk already set aside for Arenado. Don't be rude. Let's him inside. It's Christmas.