The good news is that there is nothing wrong with his knee or his arm. He is throwing hard and with a crackling slider. He has tried to hold runners closer without success. I do not think he will be forced to concentrate on that aspect too much in the season.
I would not be surprised if Keith Hernandez and Scott Rolen made the Hall. And I have no information to that effect.
Goldschmidt. I like the fact that Carpenter and Goldschmidt both could walk to start the game. Or both homer.
He didn't hit that badly this spring and he has speed and power. He also hits lefthanded, a commodity scarce on their club. He is versatile.. He does strike out a lot. He can be helpful but I'm not sure how much if he doesn't get to play as much as he did in the spring. That's what you can't tell about extra men or potential extra men. How will they do when their playing time becomes scarce?.
A player gets a pro-rated daily minimum salary when he is called up. The minimum is roughly $560,000.
That will be interesting. I think the HOF would waive those two games because it was a special circumstance where clubs could have extra players for those games in Japan.
It depends on whether Yelich is up in the ninth inning. If he is, then it's Miler Time.
Probably. But we're talking about one year here. Not a whole career like Carlton had.
Ozuna will be allowed to go to free agency no matter what he does this year, barring some monstrous season like 40 homers and 120 RBIs.
He probably would hit sixth if DeJong was dropped to fifth and Jose Martinez batted second when he is playing in place of Fowler.
The pitcher shouldn't bat eighth because you don't want him coming up in the second inning with a couple of guys on base and two outs.
I see Reyes being able to go two innings at some point. Miller maybe too, but I see multiple innings with some regularity from Brebbia, Mayers and Leone.
It apparently has something to do with upcoming games and series but he has pitched well enough to be there.
Probably 1987. Despite some pitching injuries, they did finish first and went to the World Series but Jack Clark was hurt and they didn't get to use his slugging prowess for four games in the Metrodome in Minnesota. indoe.e. in the Mt ing
Already covered, hopefully. His arm and knee are fine. He's had a couple of inconsistent or bad outings. No real concern. .
Tony Sipp was always out there but finally went to Washington. Right or wrong, they firmly believe their righthanders can get lefthanders out.
Amplifying further on that last brief answer, we have no real per diem, just reasonable expenses. The big-league per diem is something like $31 in the majors but way lower, at each succeeding level, in the minors.
The Cardinals' only concern was that Wieters was a competent enough catcher to keep. As a switch hitter, his ability to hit lefthanded made him the favorite. Wieters showed he could catch and throw. We're talking about 30 games here.