Opposing views _ and sane ones _ are always welcomed.
I might have taken him out after one inning.
They can do that but it wouldn't be a very good strategy. The way the rule reads now is that the game will be resumed the next time the teams play, with the Cardinals down 6-5.
At 64, you're still a kid. Some parallel here although Donaldson is regarded as the superior slugger to DeRosa. But Donaldson has been hurt a couple of times this year and I can't justify the risk yet until he shows he can play healthy and produce.
Yes, but Fowler can't seem to hit lefthanded pitching any more. So, basically, they would have another lefthanded-hitting outfielder.
That appears to be the case until at least DeJong comes back and then there would no need to pinch hit for anyone in the lineup, except Wong. Then the Cardinals might drop to four bench players.
BenFred returns later this week. Save your interrogations until next week.
I think Baltimore would have to have at least one camera-ready player in this transaction. The pitchers of which you speak have three total innings in the majors and the catcher has no homers and very few other hits.
I changed my seat in the press box just as Moran was hitting because people were standing in front of me. So, there you go.
They'll be here all summer. Let the conga line begin.
Whether he likes it or not, leadoff appears where Carpenter will be for a while although keep in mind that he is nothing for his last 14 with one walk.
The Cardinals try to pick the closest team that is at home at the time. Often, Springfield is at home when Memphis isn't. That's really the main reason rather than sending somebody to New Orleans or San Antonio. .
No drawback at all, other than paying them all big-league money and big-league meal money. Managers get a lot bolder when they have more options.
I suspect the Cardinals have a player or two extra that they could dispose of. Keep in mind that Reyes could turn up on the 60-day list again and that would offer one spot.
Contenders mostly contend because they beat the inferior teams. You don't want to say they have to win so many games out of so many, but there is no reason to suspect they shouldn't win every series, especially the two at home.
They'd prefer to trade the one who would bring the most value although O'Neill, because of his power, might be more attractive in these launch-angle days.
Boston came through with a big deal at the end but the Red Sox almost always were perceived to be the leaders. Martinez is not a strong defender, even at first base, so there was some doubt about the investment from a National League side.
You're seeing more and more that Carpenter and Gyorko will be the late-game defenders although Martinez made a stunning play in the eighth. He is slumping a bit but his plus-minus still is plus, so he plays. He especially has been helpful with Ozuna not driving in runs until the weekend.
No restrictions of which I'm aware. But also no three days in a row stuff.
Kelly, I believe, can be optioned next year. Norris has a one-year deal, as I understand it. But I'll check.
I'm a bottom-line guy. Matheny's first four teams made the playoffs. Good for him. The last two didn't. This year's team must make the playoffs or at least be at 90 wins for him to be assured of coming back. I think he's improved his handling of the bullpen in recent years. And you rarely see him manage himself out of players. I'm a Donaldson guy, only if he's healthy. Machado and Harper won't come here, just as Stanton didn't. The one name doesn't leap to mind just yet.