The Cubs are quite a good home run-hitting team on the road (they are 33-29), whey they need to be, so I don't think the baskets make much difference.
The players seem happier and they're winning. Whether they're happier because they are winning also makes sense. To beat the dead Matheny horse makes no sense nor does it serve much purpose to wonder if it would be the same if he still was here. He's not. Things are great now. There is a lot of ball to be played, though, Let's not rush off and buy those playoff tickets just yet.
A better chance that some organization (Toronto?) would come after Stubby Clapp, the Memphis manager who has had two dynamite years there. He is Canadian.
I don't know what his managing contract says, as far as when it's over. He had a coach's contract before, which I'm sure has been adjusted. But, no, it doesn't matter much.
They would listen to offers, and they should. They have a lot of starters here.
I don't think we've seen enough of O'Neill to determine that. I suspect he could hit 30 homers. I suspect Bader could not. But Bader is better in other phases of the game.
Both sides would have to exercise much prudence in that sort of talk. But, it could come up in casual conversation, I guess. The tampering penalty can be severe, though, because until a player is a free agent, he belongs to another club.
He expects to be on a throwing program again in the next couple of months and again be ready for spring training.
That was his second cousin _ Without Malice.
Fair enough. They have been very entertaining lately and, yes, change has been good.
Wainwright isn't likely to pitch much. Martinez not too much at one time. And Wacha will very few starts. But the latter two, especially, could mean the difference in three or four games and that might be enough.
Now, there's a name from the past. For you uninitiated, Jaster was a lefthander who pitched five shutouts against the Dodgers in 1966. And the Dodgers won the NL pennant that year.
I must confess I do not know, other than the Brewers saw they couldn't get a pitcher and figured they would try to bludgeon the opposition. Bour is barely playing for the Phils.
The Rays generally have had good young pitching like Archer or Odorizzi or David Price a few years ago. But they've had good managers in Maddon and, apparently, in Kevin Cash, who isn't afraid to think outside the box.
It will be very unlikely the Redbirds will repeat their PCL title with what they've lost although they will get a starting pitcher soon and maybe Wisdom, too. They have fallen on harder times with their whole rotation being in he majors.
If that was the feeling, then why didn't they bring Clapp up in mid-July? As far as Reyes being hurt, I could see that on television. I didn't need any scout to tell me.
Matheny was adamant about them signing somebody like Holland, or Holland himself. As for Reyes, they thought they needed more help in the rotation when he came up because Wainwright was already out and Martinez already was "iffy."
Absolutely correct. And, besides beating good teams, they got to play Miami and Kansas City for a week.
Whether he's traded or not, he will be making close to eight figures next year as a third-year arbitration player.
Actually, the Cardinals are facing fewer attempts, only 46 for the season, than almost anybody, and Molina has had little or no chance to throw anybody out on many of them. Is his arm the same? Probably not. Should he have a day off? Probably. But, he's still a big piece of this and there are many scheduled days off ahead, including Thursday in Denver. With three rookie pitchers going in the LA series, he will be front and center although I might move him out of the No. 2 spot in the batting order.