Cecil is not going to be claimed through waivers with $15 million more left on his contract. I see a difference in him, although, granted a small sample size.
There is no comparison to salaries of managers/GMs versus players. Very often, players are making 10 times as much as either., That is a significant variable and that is one of the reasons why I say that. If you were running a corporation, wouldn't you expect your highest salaried players either to be doing the most work or the best work?
Better defense has to do with Bader, Wong, DeJong and Gyorko playing nearly every day and Martinez not at first base, where he clearly still is uncomfortable. I don't get too caught up in these meetings.
Good points, but they will have at last one built-in day off every week the rest of the season except one. Also the weather should be nice and not humid for the next week, so I say full speed ahead unless somebody really is dragging. I would consider a game off for the catcher, though.
I'm sure many teams did. But he's not going anywhere until after the season.
He says not. If it was his left shoulder, that would be a more significant issue because his left arm is his lead arm in the swing.
Weaver, at 6-11, just hasn't been consistent enough. Even he admitted that. Let's see how Ponce does. First start not too bad _ no hits in seven innings.
If Fowler is able to play at some point next month, I'm sure he'll be activated. He has not been with team. He probably isn't moving around too well yet. Often, injured players show up occasionally but some don't like to be around if they can't play. As he heals more I would expect to see him in dugout at next home stand.
I'm sure that when Carpenter is through playing, the club would love to have him in some capacity.
Yes, but he was playing Fowler before the latter got hurt. Bowman wasn't being used much anyway. Let's say it simply: The Cardinals' players, whoever they are, are just playing better, with the reinforcements, of course a significant help. .
Thirty-seven games remaining is a lifetime. The Cardinals' season isn't defined negatively by anything that happens this week unless they win one game or none. Colorado just won four games at Atlanta and nobody is saying the Braves are out of the race. In fact, they're still in first place.
The first baseman was leaving the bag to move in for possible bunt coverage. Miley just made a mistake. No malice aforethought.
Probably. But that likely will have to wait until the off-season.
Flaherty, barring injury, has the talent and attitude to be a No. 1 pitcher. And soon.
The big difference in bullpen deployment is that Shildt probably is using a quicker hook than Matheny. On the flip side, the Cardinals have younger and better arms in the bullpen now, so you can make changes more quickly. . Maddux's influence is/has been considerable under both managers.
That's an interesting question. I say players often decide a manager's fate and it's clear the Cardinals have better players now. But the shake-up has produced the desired results.
To some degree, although Martinez is a DH type outfielder and would have a harder time patrolling the outer pasture here on a regular basis. He plays the outfield less than half the time in Boston.
If they threw the job open after the season, they would be required to interview minority candidates.
We're about five weeks into this and everything has gone great for the Cardinals, so all praise is merited. I would prefer to judge more when the season is over. If they hit .200 for the next six games, are they suddenly not as prepared?