I'm not going to rush up prospects from Triple-A on May 1. Let them play and gain confidence with success. There's enough talent here to form more than a competent team. The Cardinals are 15-12. Los Angeles is 12-15 and Washington 12-16. I would think you still would consider those teams playoff worthy.
Mo still makes the big decisions. Girsch has a bigger voice, perhaps, than before.
He's pitched two good game out of three. That's good. He's been hurt twice. Not good.
On the other hand, you have to consider the Mets losing a lead in the eighth and 10th innings and the Brewers losing leads in the ninth and 10th when those teams were here. Too early to play that "what if card. What do they say in pro football, something like you are what your record says you are?
Guilmet would have to be added to the 40-man roster. But he is making a mark in Memphis.
Again, really early to plot such moves. Those other teams aren't ready to make that kind of move yet but you keep your eyes and ears open. Either, of course, would help although Donaldson currently is rehabbing a shoulder issue.
Very under-rated offensive year. He was not a strong defender at first base, though, or anywhere else really.
I have no problem with this. Mo signed Gregerson and Holland and they haven't worked out yet. He also signed Norris, who has, and traded for Ozuna, who has been and will be helpful. "Lack of resources" yet to be determined. Not enough games have been played.
At least the fan base, which participates in this exercise although those who approve of the manager probably don't see the need to vent here.
I guess they're not grinding hard enough. Some of those at-bats have been many-pitch strikeouts but strikeouts nonetheless.
He is not eligible. Hadn't really thought about it.
I think you've hit upon something. There certainly are too many long counts.
That's math that makes some sense. But this group is in the "what have you done for me lately?" group. And the answer from Pittsburgh was nothing.
When you throw as hard as Hicks, you need only two pitches. But, sometimes, he has trouble in overthrowing his fastball.
I guess Jim Lindeman. But he hurt his back.
Wainwright was good enough to deserve several more starts as long as his body holds up. If he made 25 to 28, that would be a pretty good year. Any more than that and it's a good year. If he's not good enough, they know where to get reinforcements.
But in most of those 10 days, they didn't play any games, He still had only two appearances and no matter how the contract was agreed to, that was not enough.
All the more reason for their fans to be more agitated. The Cardinals are ahead of last year's pace.
Did I mis-read the standings? I thought it said 15-12, not 15-112. Way too early to be handing out passing grades or calling for the guillotine.
Wong will have to hit better than .180 to deserve that kind of promotion. He hit so well in the eight spot last year, they were hoping that would work again. But so far not.
True but by that point they will have found their levels, or the Cardinals wouldn't be in October and November, in the first place.
There are more deserving candidates than Freese. Steve Carlton isn't even in and he's in the Big Boy Hall of Fame.
I think they've reached the point that if they get anything from Cecil, it will be a plus. I don't even believe they're counting on him but they do need another lefthander in the bullpen.
Weaver belongs. Flaherty could use just a shade more work. The Cubs do seem to have the upper hand so far the closer department with Morrow sporting a 0.00 ERA. Hard to argue they made the right move, if you're going by the first month.
I thought the plan was that he would be in the super utility role and that's what he's been doing. He's started at three positions.
I concur, with one caveat. If they win 90 games, that is a playoff-caliber season but it may not necessarily translate into October baseball.