Fowler has no "leash," as it were, right now. He has been fine lately. But this will bear monitoring. The skeptics will point out that O'Neill only has home runs (no singles) in 14 at-bats. Very early in the spring yet. Let's have this conversation in a couple of weeks.
If the Royals wanted Wieters, they would have called about him. At age 32, he isn't likely to on very many radar screens as a regular player.
We were not asked to attend but you could hear him through the walls. And there was a lot of applause from the players, so he must have been pretty good.
There would be no work stoppage until after the agreement runs out in after 2021 season and there is no new agreement. Players always are told to put away some money if some turmoil is foreseen at the end of a labor deal but we're two years off from that.
All before my time. But Municipal Stadium in Kansas City was not before my time nor were the St. Louis Browns.
The owners are not going to go for only four years of control. And, no, I do not hear as many players upset about those free agents who still are out there. You know some of them have had offers.
This is not going to be an issue because there will not be pitch clock for several years. And it should be a hitter's clock. The pitchers are almost always ready in 20 seconds while many hitters are dawdling.
Yes, the players are just playing by the rules as have been established. But more of them might have had their eyes opened by how free agency is going to work for a while and may be better off taking a good offer instead of looking for, but never getting a better one.
We're one-third of the way through the exhibitions. And most players are playing only every other day. Let's give it another 10 days or so.
The Cardinals and Rosenthal talked a two-year deal when he was injured and out for a season. Rosenthal's side decided it didn't want that and he set out the entire season. The Cardinals had moved on at that point and discovered Hicks. Washington wanted Rosenthal and he wanted them. There wasn't much interest by the Cardinals at that juncture.
He can hit and looks capable of playing several infield positions. He might be a key piece to have at Memphis, where he could move around. on defense and still get his at-bats. You'll see him sometime.
We would just have to keep that in my mind. There wasn't any footnote in 1969 when the mound was lowered by five inches and ERAs rose correspondingly.
I'm not eliminating that but I still see John Gant as the fifth starter so far. He is going to have more innings built up than Reyes by the end of camp. That, situation, of course, could change early in the season.
Kimbrel gets no more than three years. And don't rule out Atlanta.
Twenty steals or more would be good. Batting average not as important as on-base percentage for Wong. He should be getting closer .350 in that department than he has been.
Goldschmidt very popular in the clubhouse and has some good ideas about hitting and, perhaps surprisingly, base running.
First, we haven't seen Ozuna play outfield yet.
We will hear about sore shoulder every time either player does something or is not able to do something. Call it a tie. Ozuna likely not to be here next year. Martinez? Probably not either.