Davis is nine for nine in saves against the Cardinals this season. I would pursue him until I was out of breath. Well, maybe not that. I tire easily but I would go after him. Flaherty will start Tuesday and perhaps Sunday. The club wants its Big Four to face Cubs Monday through Thursday.
No, losing to washed-up Barry Zito was the history changer.
I didn't know power of the pen was that strong.
I'm quite sure Kelly will start at least three games every two weeks and possibly four. Molina could play first base, a la Posey, and he actually is pretty good at it.
Abreu would be a target of anyone. What would it take, though, and how would he be at first base every day, with no DH available?
It's all relative. They are the best four the Cardinals have. But the Cubs would take them, believe me.
You have left Wong out of the equation. He is one of the few top-shelf defenders the club has and he's hitting .300. Carpenter and Fowler do not sit if they are here.
I'm not much of a believer in those meetings. Too late for one now anyway. Just play the game.
I'm sure there was some sort of hearing. You can do those on the telephone
Moustakas is a free agent. The others are trade pieces. Hard to say which they value more although Donaldson and Machado can be free agents after next season.
Carpenter would rather not limited to being a leadoff hitter but that clearly is where he does the most damage. I think he would be a good No. 2 hitter behind Fowler with perhaps Pham gong to third and the player to be named later to hit fourth. I like DeJong better at five or six.
I will tell you that I had Washington winning the World Series this year. I will stick with that. I also had Texas getting to the Series. I will not stick with that.
What's to sidestep? What do you think is the best lineup, keeping in mind that recently about half of the regulars were hurt (Fowler, Wong, Carpenter, Gyorko).
Everybody is accountable here _ from the front office to the manager to the coaches to the players. But, mostly it's the players. They should get most of the praise and most of the criticism.
Short sample size but I think the Cardinals view Nicasio as a pitcher with closer stuff who possibly could close but certainly could be a late-inning guy. They'll kick those tires.
I would say little or no chance Lynn accepts qualifying offer. He'll get a multi-year deal somewhere. Can't say for sure about the pick although it sounds like second-round stuff.
Had it in 1987 when Tudor had broken leg. For six weeks or so, they had Forsch, Cox, Magrane, Mathews, Horton.