Why? Because he hit one home run for Cleveland?. He hasn't been healthy virtually the entire season. That's a pretty big leap of faith.
Rick Ankiel went into the Cardinals' rotation at age 20 in 2000 but that is as close as I can come.
The Dodgers were flummoxed by Wainwright and then almost frightened by Hicks. And they took it out on the umpire.
Matheny took over a championship team with one exception. Pujols was gone. Not quite the same team.
All of the above would be candidates. But what made you say, "When?' instead of "If?"
Stay with the six youngest. Less likely to get hurt.
He needs a fresh start, so to speak. Perhaps with another club.
Brantley would be a fine target if the Indians didn't want him any more. He checks most of the boxes both offensively and defensively.
Players then did it for extra money, which they don't really need now. About the only ones who play now are natives of that country who play because their countrymen want them too.
Still a good chance he'll be in the organization although if he is, it will be at Memphis. He is very valuable there.
In talking to Oquendo, I get the impression he will stay here for one more year anyway.I believe he is on a two-year deal.
I don't see any lefthanded relievers on the horizon in the system. They may have to look elsewhere for those. The Matheny debate on what he inherited can go on ad infinitum. Berkman and Carpenter got hurt. But he had Holliday and they signed Beltran, who had one excellent season and one which was kind of OK. Matheny got to four playoffs in four years and then none in the next two years. So that's four out of six. Seems like a pretty good mark but everybody has his own opinion and expectation. .
I like the influx of young pitchers but a veteran there and another in the lineup seem to be a necessity.
I don't think that's a button Mike Shildt wants to push in the last couple of weeks. The Cardinals don't really have another leadoff man who reliably can get on base anyway.
Switch-hitting Tommy Edman, the co-MVP of the PCL playoffs, is the Memphis infielder mostly likely to make a quick move. Garcia's job will in jeopardy as he is now arbitration eligible, too.
It may have stuck because of what people thought of my knowledge of baseball but it initially was bestowed upon me because I was the quasi commissioner of an APBA football league we had in the office some 40 to 45 years ago. .
He said he had had it for a while recently but not since he was a starter for the Angels last season. It bothers him no matter what pitch he throws.
If it confuses big-league matters, the philosophy can't be all wrong. It isn't all about velocity.
The 1985 team had three starters win a total of 60 games in Andujar, Tudor and Cox and a closer who came up late in Worrell. There were speedsters in Coleman, McGee, Ozzie, Pendleton and defense all over, including Herr at second. For power, there was Jack Clark._ and Andujar. And there was Whiteyball, a style no other team played.