You would have to say so, not only for now. But when Garcia, Arorazena, Merecado, O'Neill come up, Grichuk wouldn't have had a spot.
You aren't likely to send in a runner from second on a single to left with no one out or one out in an inning, But why he doesn't try to go the other way more? I can't answer that.
Take it up with Mr. Goold then. Glad to see you're still reading.
Thirty home runs may be harder than 30 steals. But the goal still is realistic.
In theory, yes. But the good weather teams don't want to be home all of April and give up summer dates because they don't draw as well in the spring as they would in June through August.
The runner does not have to retouch the base between pitches even most of them do. The umpires wouldn't let the fielder juggle the ball very long before calling it an out or in play.
I would say only Martinez has done enough to keep his spot in the rotation through an entire season, which covers 30 more starts.
If I was the Mets, I would have called about Kelly. But they may be without Plawecki for only three weeks or so.
Miles Mikolas is a lot better than I thought early this spring. His control and breaking ball are good and his fastball has some zip. I don't know about ceilings but he should be a double-figures winner.
I'm sure many fans would agree to anything that would take anywhere from 90 seconds to two minutes off the replay time.
Lee Thomas was the traveling secretary ahead of Mr. Cherre.
Dave Kingman, and not for just me, was one of the toughest players with which to deal. As far as Cardinals, Steve Swishers wasn't entirely happy with me but I did give him a 'D' grade the year before. There are many in the "best" Cardinals player to deal with category but the first "best" was Ted Simmons. Whitey Herzog was the easiest manager with which to deal but they've all been good. I even liked Vern Rapp. But I didn't have to play for him.
The Cubs aren't as good as they've been the last few years. Will it be good enough? They'll probably to acquire some pitching later in the season since they seem to have little in their system.
"Owners lose some revenue." That is the correct answer. The only way around it is to have split doubleheaders but that means the players' association would have to sign off if more then one or two were scheduled.
I'm still in the Wong camp. But I know he hasn't been happy about being in and out of the lineup. Then again, he's hitting .160, so what's a manager to do?. My solution is to keep him out there for more than two or three games at a time and take stock later.
Whatever happened with trying to get ahead 1-0? Or, if you make contact, somebody on the other team might actually misplay it. Hard to misplay a strikeout.
Great piece by Derrick. MLB needs to help minors out, but so does the players' association.
Matheny wants Martinez's and Carpenter's bats in the lineup at the same time, assuming Carpenter is hitting, of course.
Two outs on one play always has been considered a double play. The ball doesn't have to be hit.
The one area Tommy Pham needs the most work in is in his base-stealing judgment and techniques. He will work at it, but he's given up a few outs already this year.