I do not like the DH because it affects the strategy of when to take out your pitcher for a pinch hitter. And fans managing along with the manager is part of the fun of the game. They don't really manage that much in the American League.
It took a while for Price's to work out. And we're one year into J.D. Martinez. But the Fowler, Leake, Cecil contracts have given the Cardinals pause.
I don't know about 29. Anywhere between 26 and 28 because you might need one of those other starters for a long, extra-inning game. I do think that in September there should be a limit to how many players are active when some teams have 39 or 40 players on their roster and others have 32.
If Fowler wasn't playing for a while, he might ask to be dealt.
But there was no drug testing clause in the Basic Agreement between owners and players so there really was no airtight case against them.
One of the best parts is watching how the young players react to facing veteran major leaguers in the exhibition games. How they look on March 1. And how they look on March 21 when the veterans are rounding into form.
I don't worry about that. If the Cardinals want Carpenter back, they'll pick up his $18.75 million option. Wong ought to be a leadoff man if he could learn to walk more.
The rules are the same, so teams like the Dodgers and others will endeavor to try to circumvent them. There ought to be an adjustment, though, as to how long a starting pitcher needs to remain on the DL _ surely more than just one start. Or that there can't be any injury rehab assignment taking place during the 10-day DL.
I prefer Post Dis-PATCH. You will have to take up the opposing side of this matter with Mr. Goold.
Hard to say but they had no interest in any contract that was for eight or 10 years.
This was just a couple of seasons before my time but my understanding is that Allen wasn't the most punctual of performers. Nonetheless, they didn't get equal value for him.
The biggest question is how the bullpen will shake out. It generally is all about pitching.
I'm certain that Yadi will latch onto that for as long as he deems it valuable to get an edge on Bryant. But, Bryant has some 'splainin' to do,' as Ricky Ricardo would say.
Molina will be a manager by then, if he wants to be. The other two could be coaches but Waino likely would want to be at home with his daughters.
Gallegos, who came from the Yankees, threw well, allowing very few bad swings.
Molina, Wong and Goldschmidt could have Gold Gloves. All-Stars? Too early too tell, but Molna and Goldschmidt would have good chances. But let's them play some games.
That's not a conversation he's ready to have just yet.
Not the way either was producing at the time, though. Pham was in the .250s and perplexed. Voit was in the minors.