If Carp plays 120.5 games, it's not a good year. I'll take over although I'm not sure that "over" extends to 150.
Every year until they contend for a postseason berth.
Never say never. But I believe Lynn will get at least three years from somebody and that somebody will not be the Cardinals.
When Ozuna said he was "fat," he was exaggerating at least slightly. I didn't know that cleanup hitters weren't allowed to smile, though.
It's hard to see the upgrade perhaps but there are a lot of different pieces in the bullpen from what began last season, so we will have to wait a bit. I know you hate hearing that, but the season doesn't start today.
Let's be clear here. Mujica isn't even in the big-league camp and Motte is potential insurance and also not on a big-league contract. They aren't taking anyone's jobs here just yet. Yes, the Cardinals are throwing a bunch of arms at the situation right now. By mid-season or before we might see a different look if youth progresses.
Which three scribes are you talking about? I've never predicted the Cardinals WILL win 90. I said they could if some things went right. And I know Derrick doesn't see them as 90 right now either.
Sometimes, a minor league hitting coach can see something or find something that works that the big-league coach doesn't. At the major league level, performance plays. Non-performers don't. At the minor-league level, the results of the games aren't as important and there might be more time for hands-on instruction.
The scenarios you project add up to about 75 to 80 wins at the most. Heads would roll.
I would certainly lobby for its inclusion into the regular-season rotation.
It does seem a little much for Hosmer. We don't hear the union crying collusion too much about that one, do we?
To be truthful, both Pham and Ozuna hit over .300 last year, as well as Martinez when he played part-time. The lineup easily is the Cardinals' strength. But, no, the Pujols of 2001-11 hasn't been replaced. And few teams could do that. ,
It had better. Can't put Piscotty in Ozuna's class. And Pham is a much better on-base man than Diaz even when Diaz was hitting .300. So this should work.
It wouldn't have made any difference. The packages offered up for Stanton or Ozuna likely were similar at the top, with Alcantara and Sierra. What they did shouldn't have affected any pitching moves they did or did not make.
Looks to me like DeJong has a power bat. Thirty-eight homers last year, counting 25 in the big leagues. But have they had a lot of them? No.
What are you suggesting is precisely why Pham will be hitting second. He slugged over .500 last season besides hitting over .300. That can be described as "thumping."
There probably is only one Andrew Miller, but Lyons is one of the few Cardinals relievers capable of going more than one inning. And he is getting better at it. Should he stay healthy, he could be a sleeper in the Cardinals' bullpen mix.
I wish I did. Yes, I was a collector, not serious. I just got them for the gum. And my dentist was forever thankful.
The agent will mention it. The number $400 million for 10 years seems more likely.
I follow you to some degree but I refuse to believe that Todd Frazier (check his batting average last year) is better than Jedd Gyorko, or that would give a multi-year contract to hm. Same for Moustakas. In a game of on-base percentages, Moustakas' numbers don't play.