Nobody really. The players can do anything they want _ watch TV, play ping pong, etc. Cecil playing his video games is more noticeable because he has done it as his locker. They have a whole another room where they eat and play golf and other video games that we don't get to see. He is not the only gamer.
Tony never seemed very comfortable in the group interview sessions but he often was very good in smaller groups, or individually.
They already have. If the Brewers win today, they'll be two games behind the Cubs.
I believe every team in the National League to be flawed. Some just have more than others. Their revenue potential is immaterial, as witness the contracts given to Fowler and Holland, among others. They have done better building back from within and it seems to be working. With this same club, they should be even better next year but they do need to get a lefthanded hitter with pop and, I trust, they will make an honest effort to do that.
If you'll look at the numbers, he wasn't exactly lighting it up as a starter for the Padres. He was just all right.
The Cardinals, like other teams, rely heavily on the recommendations of their medical staffs to determine when a player is ready and often have held a player back longer than just the 10 days required for the DL. Ultimately, the player is the only one who really knows. But he has to be honest with himself and the medicos.
Yes, but who's going to hand a new ball to the catcher when the previous one is fouled into the stands? Are you going to have the catchers carrying a bunch of balls in their pockets or have a robot standing behind the catcher to dispense balls and have the catcher run into if he's chasing a wild pitch?. More here than meets the eye, electronic or otherwise. Umpires are part of the game, too, and they don't make any more errors than the players.
I truly do not think that a career-high 18 home runs, nine triples, .363 OBP and a career-high 64 RBIs last year qualify as a "marginal" year. Fowler was one of the club's best players in 2017 although not great in center field. Yes, he's 32 years old, four months younger than Matt Carpenter, who turned out all right after batting .241 last year when he was hurt. Yes, this year was bad for Fowler. But how many among you wanted to tar and feather Carpenter after last year or when he was hitting .150 this year? Fowler will be 33 next year. Not a death sentence. But he does have to prove himself again.
I think Ross will be allowed to become a free agent. There are too many righthanded pitchers here who do what he does _ or can do.
Martinez will not start another game this year. Both he and the club don't think his arm is strong enough to do it until he gets to an off-season program to strengthen the whole right side of his body.
We have paid for parking for many years. I have one of the better spots but it's still across the street.
I hate it. Why? I like the drama of what the pitcher's spot will do it comes to bat? Bunt? Hit away? Sure, there will be strikeouts but the pitchers have hit five home runs.
If Freese were a lefthanded hitter, it would be a good move. He wouldn't have played much here although perhaps in the week or so Gyorko has been out he would have. .
No reason not to bring him to camp. You're paying Gregerson anyway and you still need steup men.
It just looked bad last night when there was really no play to be made. Players come off the bag sliding into third base quite often and it's all part of the game. All very much a part of baseball.
It makes little difference to me where the game is played, especially if it is one between two teams in the same division where the visiting team already has played nine or 10 games in the regular season.
This is why Gomber could turn up in the bullpen in October, despite his .292 average against lefthanded hitters, albeit only one home allowed in 72 at-bats.
Said lefthanded hitter could play right field, first base (with Carp at third) or third base. And maybe they can't get what they want but they will try. They have been hitting about eight points lower against righthanded pitchers than against lefthanders. But, as of now, next year concerns me only incidentally. There is too much going on this year.