What do you suggest? They have rewarded you royally for most of this century and now there have been two dry but not terrible years. If you're mad, then don't torture yourself by going. If you're not mad, then you may have to trust the process a little longer.
Cubs don't seem so solid in the closing department, nor do they have a lot of prospects beating the doors down. They do, however, have fewer question marks.
The big hitters have too much ego to bunt _ or they don't really know how.
Some fans are more patient than others. I agree that the young pitching pipeline sounds intriguing. But some people want this done yesterday, or at least now.
You must understand Derrick and I were just guessing about that match race. But speed doesn't necessarily translate into center fielder. Vince Coleman, for one, played left field and stole more than 100 bases three years in a row but he wasn't as good as a center fielder as Willie McGee.
St. Louis fans won't stand for a total rebuild. The city has only two pro sports teams and Cardinals baseball far trumps everything else. In most of the other rebuilding cities (Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami), there have been other more popular franchises to take some of the heat off. I cite Texas and Rockets; Bears, Blackhawks and Bulls; Eagles and Dolphins.
I do not think the Donaldson talks amounted to much. It isn't like the two franchises couldn't do business, because they did make two trades but I didn't hear much of any consequence involving Donaldson nor did I hear of the Blue Jays actively pushing him. .
Hochsie, D Goold would destroy both of us, though. He is pun-ishing. .
Maddux may have a big say in how the late-inning bullpen might work. We will see. The kids you mentioned all are projected to be here sometime before the end of the season.
He didn't do anything today but he has been working out here for a month or so. Given his health the last few years, you have to have some concern, though.
I wouldn't reject that. But you may have starters who can't go as long as Wacha where Reyes might be of more use.
Good point. The team which loses a player gets a small amount _ somewhere between $25,000 and $50,000 depending on the transaction
You're welcome. The initial strategy seems just to get to the end of the game somehow until the young strikeout artists are ready although Lyons is a strikeout guy.
I'm ready for the games to start. Then talk turns to action.
Brebbia surely has options left. He hadn't been in majors until last season. The ones who have options are in the most jeopardy of being on the Memphis shuttle. Tui has none but that doesn't necessarily mean he has a leg up either.
Something to keep an eye on. The Cubs are programmed to win now. Next year seems to be of little interest after 108 years of "next years."
It had better be over. If he gets 33 starts, he should win half _ 17 or more.