Managers of the Year are the ones who get their teams to the postseason. Matheny finished second once. Shildt would be a candidate because the Cardinals have missed out three years in a row.
I'm assuming that is the same inning because he might have to be pinch hit for in the National League. But this may not have been thought all the way through yet at Mission Control.
Very premature. The Cubs could well win 88 to 90 or even more.
I will say not, because very few lineups do, especially in the National League.
Dr. Jobe's name presumably has been discussed, but the real gray area is coaches and even scouts.
Say what you will or do what you want. But they did sign Miller and trade for Goldschmidt. Very few teams added more impact players than that.
This is one of the reasons why Jose Martinez still is here. But, yes, they would be looking for another hitter.
It's not that easy. Many teams haven't had Hall of Fame pitchers developed in that time. The Cardinals just happened to have two developed in a decade although one of them got away.
They wouldn't have matched up too well last year with those teams. But a lot of things happen between March 28 and October. You just have to be good enough to get into the dance.
You always have interest in somebody like that, especially considering the Cardinals have little lefthanded starting. What would it cost and is he healthy? He has had issues the past few years.
Alex Reyes won't be strong enough yet to start on March 28 or even in early April for the Cardinals. Waino will get his chance. That doesn't mean he's pitching game one of a playoff series.
Martinez has conditioned all of us to expect the unexpected. No way to handicap what he will do. . . .
Generally, I think writers believe that Commish has too many off-the-wall ideas but he is trying to speed up the game and provide more action. And there is nothing wrong with that premise.
Cecil wouldn't be sent down and Shreve wouldn't be either. They would end up with other teams. We're talking Mayers and Leone and Mayers probably has the better arm of the two and might be a waiver claim if the club tried to outright him.
I think his best call for action would be to go blank. He will have spent 11 years with one team and 10 (Angels) the other. He has achieved greatness with the Cardinals and historic hit and homer milestones with the Angels.
Only if the Cardinals bring up a pitcher from the minors who goes 13-1.
Not discounting some of your concerns, but Carlos does appear popular with his teammates. However, that is not to say that they aren't frustrated with him sometimes.
Shildt seems very hands-on when talking to his players. I can applaud his communication skills but this will come down to winning games, not what a good guy he is.
If you're referring to Dexter Fowler, he is going to get a chance again to prove he is a regular outfielder. Mo has made that decision. I do not believe he will wait too long to admit it was a mistake if Fowler doesn't perform.