Scant right now. He's not a free agent yet.
I'd like to see him stay healthy for longer than a couple of weeks. But I'd take a crack at him.
I agree with that to a large degree. But I would be prepared to try to move him, or cut him, if I don't like what I see in the spring.
No question that the Brewers' front office had a better year. Yelich wasn't compromised. Ozuna, was, to whatever degree. That was the big difference.
I would hope so. Bader, as a regular from the start, should have more confidence and knowledge in base running/base stealing. His being there from the start also should improve the defense. At large, they have to get faster and more sure-handed. This is not your father's or grand-father's Cardinals team. It doesn't have to be exactly that but it isn't good enough to give away runs.
Whether the Cardinals go after a high-end reliever depends, to a large degree, on whether Martinez remains at the end of the bullpen. The offense is not good enough right now. Too many No. 7 and 8 hitters in the lineup and not enough No.3 and No. 4 hitters. It's getting harder and harder to find good offensive players who also are goo defensive players but they have to try. As always training programs are vital in the off-season, but especially for someone like Martinez, who had all kinds of problems with the right side of his body this year.
Strikeouts are especially hurtful when you don't have much speed to either steal bases or go from first to third. Home runs is all about you have left and, with that, comes a high strikeout total. Contact hitting still should have a place in the game.
I would guess so. And he might even be the right fielder although I would use pencil on that one.
I would assume the Cardinals will monitor Rosenthal's off-season showcase, whenever that might be. The righthanded side of their bullpen, however, is not their most pressing issue.
Mo and Girsch have to produce a playoff team next year or there will be a front-office restructure.
It wasn't just the rookies. Bud Norris, who walked hardly anybody for most of the season, had a terrible time of it in the last month.
Thanks and Derrick, I'm sure, appreciates that, too. I haven't heard of any broadcasting changes afoot. That new voice might have been outstanding Memphis announcer Steve Selby, who did a couple of innings in the last weekend at home.
That's the price of doing business with the Yankees and the Red Sox every year. Tommy Pham seems to enjoy being the offensive team leader there.
Carp cannot be your best slugger, I agree. It should be Ozuna or Mr. X.
If they could get Harper or another talented outfielder, they'll figure out what to do with Fowler. He doesn't handcuff them although I believe they will give him a chance to win a job.
Probably two too many but I suspect that's in the labor contract the two sides have.
This is a regular-season game. So all stats count. Or course they would for Arenado and Baez, too.
Former Royal now Brewer Moustakas will be out there again. Cardinals didn't seem that interested the last go-round.
Mikolas had been having similar seasons in Japan, albeit the competition isn't the same. Bottenfield was kind of a middle reliever type who caught lightning in a bottle one great year. But I can see your concern. Mikolas will to have to prove himself all over again although that 10-0 mark on the road is very telling.