Both. It depends on whether you want to keep Wong. Shrock also is a lefthanded hitter who plays only second base.
Kelly could be available. But then he always could have been available because Molina is here and will continue to be here.
I would side with Smoltzie. Fewer relievers pitching more innings in a particular game.
I've heard nothing but good things from the starting pitchers about Pena. He's had two good trainers _ his dad and Molina.
That almost certainly will happen at some point.
From all I can determine, he still is in extended spring.
Knowing him later, I always thought it was because he was bald and wore a fedora.
June 15. She has refused to go on minor league rehab.
People get spoiled that every 100-plus pitch doesn't result in a strikeout. The pace of the game would be enhanced if every pitcher would throw strike one.
Sometimes baseball grants a window of 48 hours or so to give teams a chance to work something out.
Vern was always very cordial and available to me. Apparently, not so much to the players, including Ted Simmons and Al Hrabosky.
I don't think anybody is eliminated from trade consideration, except Molina and Hicks.
Mike Matheny insists Kelly will hit and he did, for part of last season at Memphis but he hasn't had consistent starts to do it up here. But then, at Memphis this year he wasn't hitting much either, which is cause for concern.
Gomber actually profiles as a starter but he is needed more in the bullpen. He could be quite a valuable piece here because lefthanders of talent are scarce in the system.
It depends on how long Cano plays. If he plays long enough to get 3,000 hits that would take four years or so. Then he wouldn't be on the ballot for five more years after that., so you're talking 10 years. A lot of perception might have changed in that time.
You could say that about the Yankees, too. But Aaron Boone was a step out of their comfort zone, so you never know.
They like Sosa as either a second baseman or shortstop, so I think he stays on 40.
Yes, there has to be another hitter here before the end of the season although returns of Molina and DeJong will help.
That's part of it. And you don't exactly know who the best power guys are until you see them use wood bats for a while rather than aluminum. Albert Pujols, of course, was a power bat, but I'm guessing you mean since then.
Scouts love the Cardinals' pitching and that extends to Dakota Hudson down at Memphis. I would like to see Wacha and perhaps Weaver included in your rotation, too, although eventually somebody will have to go.
They had better be going for both. But pitching always prevails.
And you haven't seen Adolis Garcia and Arozarena yet.
You'd like to think this is not the case. I would prefer to think that St. Louis not regarded as a big market.
Martinez. For seven innings.