I would like to see another starting pitcher and a closer. Reyes could be one.of those but we'll have to wait a bit. .
I didn't know Carpenter was lost. I hope they find him. Let's get into March, at least, before we call 911.
Greg Garcia will have a job because he hits lefthanded, he plays three positions and he is a good pinch hitter. Competition is stiffer but he survives.
If the Cardinals keep three lefthanders, those are the only two candidates for that spot with Schafer struggling so badly now. They may not keep three.
For the record, Wacha is on a one-year deal. Not sure why they did Piscotty. Cardinals aren't the only team to do this. They're buying out arbitration and even free agent years.
Actually 83 in 2006. Counting the post-season, they won 94.
Tui has been working on his curveball for a couple of years and still has his cutter, which Yadier Molina likes. He could be a breakout player for the Cardinals but he will be with the Cardinals at the start of the year because he is out of options.
A joke here, I think, but he hasn't done his chances any good with his first two outings.
Why don't you ask that trio what they think of my work? You might be surprised. But, at least you asked a question. Good.
That's why they play only three outfielders at a time. His bat, however, plays anywhere _ for about six innings.
Hard to argue Dodgers, Cubs, Nationals as the favorites. Wild-card predictions too complicated. Depends a lot on how good or bad the other teams in your division are, with 76 games to be played in your division.
Your rotation generally isn't good enough if your starters can't average 12 wins per each of the five. Sixty-five would be a good one.
The only problem with that, though, is starters aren't accustomed to going that long and probably would be hit around more in those later innings, creating more scoring. One speed-up rule would be having relievers facing more than one hitter at a time.
Patience and understanding, I hope. Everyone is entitled to his or her say and I'm not naïve enough to believe that everyone would agree with my style or my viewpoint.
That was a different injury. The foot problem was the one that bothered him late in 2013.
I would hope that the Angels still could use Albert as their everyday DH. His average has shrunk as his foot problems have escalated but he still produces runs.
Can't tell yet. But Ozuna, Gregerson, Norris, Leone, Mikolas brought in, among others and four important coaching changes in Maddux, Oquendo, McGee and Eversgerd. There was movement. Results will have to wait.
Waino is someone never to bet against. For the first time in his career, there are no expectations or bad expectations. Just the way he likes it.
Probably the first game. At least for a while.
He's at the top of that list probably.
Hicks hasn't shown much in secondary pitches and that's OK. Didn't see Hudson today. Helsley also need to see more of. If some of these are bullpenners, the Cardinals aren't worried as much about secondary pitches.
They have a chance if Michael Porter can play 10 minutes a game and if somebody can get the ball over the half-court line in the last three minutes.