Lefty had an issue with a Philadelphia scribe who had used some information Carlton thought was confidential. Now you can't shut him up.
Everyone has an opinion. That's what stirs these forums. Some opinions are more well-thought-out than others.
Actually, Cecil's season wasn't all that bad last year. He had several terrible games. He's had very little spring training or work during the year, for obvious reasons. I'm not willing to pull the plug on the bathwater yet but he has to have gotten the message that the appearance here of Gomber is sending.
I'm just telling you what I've heard. He didn't hit at the end of last season either.
For the last three years, yes. For the future? No. The Cubs have two star players, no more. They're 1 1/2 games ahead of the Cardinals, And their key pitchers are taking on some age. This is not to say they aren't a good team because they are. You asked about the future? I don't see it without some help from their farm system.
No problem. I really think teams are more desperate to make moves in July because they then can see they don't have enough in their system and are apt to overpay for key pieces. In concert, the poor teams can afford to wait for that desperation because they're not going anywhere anyway.
Precisely. I guess the point that some are making is that the Cardinals haven't done as well with the high-priced signings, as opposed to the middle-tiered ones. But, at the end of the day, what is your record? And 32-25 seems legitimate enough. That parlays to 91 wins, which I would consider a good season. .
Junior. Fernando Tatis Jr.
I do not believe the Cardinals or anyone else will draft him.
You should have seen him. Best righthanded-fielding first baseman I ever saw.
I don't know when 120 went to 100, except to think that in the minors, they're probably stopped at 100. The extended use of bullpens also has something to do with it, as well as the analytics that say that each time a pitcher goes through a lineup, the averages against generally are higher.
Keep a clear head. They're playing all right and Molina's return will make a big difference, as well as the return next month of DeJong.
Little early for the Dozier talk. The Twins surely must think they have a chance to win the division, especially after just sweeping the Indians, who suddenly have no bullpen.
Those numbers don't lie. It's amazing that team is in first place with Goldy invisible and Pollock out.
I do not foresee ever seeing another 100-steal season. Launch angles, step-offs from the mound, quicker moves to the plate.
His range is about the same, which is modest. His arm is improved.
The 1980s crew had the most diverse personalities, starting from Andujar and then going to Ozzie and Hendrick, Vince Coleman, Jack Clark, etc. Whitey was the perfect manager for that team, just as Tony was the perfect manager for the teams in the 2000s. The manager does have a say in the scribes' coverage times. Whitey had the best philosophy. He told his players to sit at their lockers for 10 minutes after a game and then, if nobody approached them, they were free to move on.
Tuivailala has grown in the trust circle. Brebbia, Mayers, Cecil and sometimes Lyons not as much.
Excluding a big hitter, which sometimes is easier to get in the off-season, I always like to spruce up the bullpen. With the Cardinals that would be lefthanded relief.