It seems that Ray Lankford has a lot of momentum in the community. As for the other modern-day choice, I don't know.
Holland doesn't look quite ready yet. I think it will be at least a week or two before he would be considered the club's top closer.
And I'll bet that 10th pitcher didn't get much work.
The hitting coach can only do so much. You can't take a dog up there to hit. You'll note that DeJong struck out a lot last year. And teams adjust. They know he goes out of his zone too much and doesn't walk and they take advantage of that.
What's this? Praise for the manager and/or the coaches? You would have thought the team had won four games in a row, or something. But, yes, McGee did have a hand in moving Bader for that last out.
This team, when all its injured pitchers and players are back, has a chance to be a good. With all the talent on the rise at AAA and beyond they have a chance to be very good for a number of years after that, notably next year when they are sure still to have Ozuna.
The answer to this question always is catcher. Molina can be replaced, but not really. Not by Carson Kelly or anybody in their system or really anybody else in the league. And the schedule in May calls for some contests with San Diego, Kansas City and the White Sox, so there is a potential advantage.
I don't see any difference with the 10-day disabled list. Unless it was a starting pitcher, they were disabling, with a few off days coming up, they're still going to stay with eight relievers.
One month is a fair barometer. June 1 is a better on.
All three coaching hires were terrific. The Cardinals haven't given any games away with sloppy fielding. They have run the bases a bit better. And their staff ERA is quite competitive with the rest of the league. If Maddux can impress on Carlos Martinez how good he actually can be _ and it seems to be happening _ he may have done his job. Maddux's input appears to be considerable, by the way.
Gyorko will play some for Carpenter and some for Wong. Perhaps even for Martinez. That was how it was designed to be late in the spring and it won't change now.
If you were a reliever in those days, often it meant that you weren't good enough to be a starter. Bullpens generally had four or five members because the rotations were mostly four-man operations although, unlike today, any bullpen member was capable of starting then, with so many doubleheaders necessitated by weather, no West Coast teams and no covered stadia. .
The front row, a lengthy one, is designed for all reporters _ print and others _ who are covering games on a daily basis. There is some second-row seating for web site reporters and radio networks. Plenty of room for all, as is turns, out, including umpire evaluators and scouts, if the weather is frightful outside.
I'm sure season ticket sales are down. Weather was bad. And neither Arizona nor Milwaukee really draws all that much. The Cardinals had their lowest crowds for Milwaukee last year and that was in May.
Not just yet. He does have four homers. And, if you're talking about starts, he actually hit safely in his first six games. It's the last 10 we're talking about.
A little early. Perhaps more toward the end of this season.
Watch some tape of Gary Sheffield's arm movements before the first pitch, although it appears every part of Martinez's body is moving. As long as it works, they're not going to mess with it.
Clemente Day is celebrated in September. They long have had a citizenship award named for him, which is one of the most valued awards a player can win.
They'll want to see some six-inning performances eventually but he hasn't been bad. Just not consistent. They've only lost one of his three starts.