I trust that a month or so into the season, Shildt and Mo will have formed some lasting opinions. It's March 4.
Major league organizations have responsibilities to field teams at seven or so levels in the farm system. Everybody isn't going to be a star and the front office knows that but you have to have 22 or more players every day on every team in order to play a season.
Romo would be an addition, but Hudson is likely to be in the bullpen at the beginning of the season and maybe even Reyes, too. They still like Mayers and he is out of options, so he's going to get a long look.
They had some concern in the off-season that he might go to Japan and now they don't have to worry that next off-season. Plus, as a regular player last year he probably deserved a little bump, which really wasn't all that much.
I guess I've had a series of 48 one-year contracts. I would like to think I would have performed at the pace you think I have, but you really don't know. If I were a team owner, I would be hesitant to give any player more than five years and a pitcher more than four. Too many things can happen,, many of them bad.
You're right on with the plan. They hope to get him at least 80 to 100 innings and, hopefully, more, because they want him as a starter for all the 2020 season. They are trying to work out it so there is enough for him to do on the major-league club at the start of this season.
Not sate to say. If he plays he would be the right fielder. A .140 average isn't necessarily the determinant but they are looking for a little more than that this spring.
Yadi and Pena are very close. Yet, I'm sure he is anxious to see how Wieters does because he wants to play in a fifth World Series, no matter which backup helps get him and the Cardinals there.
If you have anything in mind, I'm going to go to 4:45 and then the chat will end.
Can't go wrong with pizza or pasta at Carmine's
The next two days, I believe you will see Goldschmidt, for one, playing two games in a row at Clearwater and Tampa. After a day off here on Thursday, I can see a lot of the other regulars doing that, too.
I hope they don't get too confusing with the use. Then the rules wouldn't be the same as the American League. I hope it's all or nothing. And I'm siding with nothing.
They weren't about to put 13- or 10-year contract offers out there when they didn't really want either to be the face of the franchise going forward. In Goldschmidt's case, they can envision that he could be that player. He doesn't seem to have the same skeletons that the others have. Not to discount the abilities of Harper and Machado, but the Cardinals would rather take the chance of having Goldschmidt for this year and perhaps five years beyond. They wouldn't have interest in him either at 10 years, albeit he would be 42 at that point.
I'll start paying more attention when more games have been played. I'm having enough trouble keeping track of 64 players here.
He'll get votes, hopefully enough to stay on the ballot for a while, although Chris Carpenter didn't.
You're welcome. Thanks for your interest.
I hope he does well. I found him to be an interesting fellow.
I wouldn't rule that out at all. Reyes will back up Flaherty tomorrow, it appears.
You'd have to side with the younger players. Piscotty was awfully good last year. But Pham had a great second half. Fowler has a little catching up to do. .
They've been acquaintances for a while, apparently, and Dabo flew in and flew out the same day. But not until he had taken some batting practice.