He'll get signed, though. He was terrific for Washington once he got healthy and his on-the-job spring training had ended.
He is a big part of doing contracts and analyzing how best to use financial resources in acquiring players outside the organization.
It happened, in my estimation, because the Brewers and Cubs were better.
I think you've solved the matter. Print the playoff tickets.
As good as he was, Mikolas probably will have to prove himself again. As for Flaherty, all I can tell you is that every visiting scout loves him. And they're hard to please.
He is not the MVP but I guarantee he finishes in the top 10. As for yesterday, You're going to have to get over it. A couple of plays had no impact on the season. It was already over.
In 2001, there was only one wild card and season series records prevailed if both teams were already in the playoffs. Now, being a division champion means much more than being a wild card because there are two extra days of rest involved. None for today's losers.
Your definition of' "so-so" is different than mine. "So-so" is 81-81, not 88-74. That said, if they have enough to win the division by investing in a star, they will draw 3.5 million or more.
Tommy Pham often was right when he was here. As to whether they should have kept him or not, you'll have to decide whether or not Bader was a big improvement defensively.
Despite his unfortunate fall rounding third the other night, Adolis Garcia projects, in another year or less, as a productive offensive-defensive player. Not consistent enough on offense yet.
None of those has to be out if the rest of your lineup has thump. And DeJong should provide that anyway. He hit 19 homers and missed seven weeks.
You probably have to start with less than 50-50 because he has shown an interest in staying in Washington and the Nationals seem to have shown the same.
That's possible. Fowler already is signed and Martinez isn't arbitration eligible so won't be expensive to keep as a bench man. I like the idea so far, pending the acquisition, of course, of a better player.
I don't think any team assumes him to be a 150-game player. But he is a complementary player who can play a good third base, all right at second and capable at first. And he's had 61 home runs the past three years.
What a question. Movin' Marvin.
I think Oquendo will be back for another year. He and Shildt seemed to work well together.
That was one of the issues. Jose Martinez had to play somewhere because he was the Cardinals' most consistent hitter.
This would depend, of course, on Reyes being a starter at all. But that number sounds realistic.
You mean he's not already there?
The offense, though better in the last couple of months of the season, notably in August, wasn't consistent enough to make up for any defensive shortcomings or pitching weariness. There are not many "feared" hitters in the Cardinals' lineup, other than Carpenter when he was to hot and Ozuna.