No one else has signed Dallas Keuchel, either. Does that make you think there may be something about his medicals that scares teams?
Their bullpen, other than Miller, has been the best part of their club so far. Seven innings Monday, two runs.
What would you rather have either of them say?
Can't choose. I'm only disappointed when one of them can't make it.
We had noted that. I'm glad you did, too. Ozuna is not exempt, by any means. He also is not the Lone Ranger.
That very much is a home run park, which it was for all four recent games. The result was 20-something home runs in those four games,
You were not dreaming. Another trade, equally one-sided, had Stan Javier, who had a long career, and Bobby Meacham, a top prospect, going to the Yankees for next to nothing. That kept Steinbrenner happy. He had contended the Yankees merely had "loaned" McGee to the Cardinals to play at their Louisville club.
You have every right to expect more diligence out of Ozuna or Martinez. In fact, I'm surprised Martinez hasn't taken more guff today. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. At least Ozuna is here. Martinez still is working his arm into shape.
I would hope that Miller would be more effective than Cecil. So far, he is a lot healthier. If he does not pitch well, then the Cardinals have erred yet again in the free-agent bullpen market.
He still is a very young pitcher who was in Class A two years ago at this time. He is a good learner but some of these things take a little time. And he has time. So do the Cardinals.
I'm a big proponent of taking 3-0 when nobody is on base to help start a rally. When somebody is on, especially on first, with a lefthanded hitter up, whale away.
That's part of the charm of managing in the National League. Shildt had everything covered, until Carpenter got himself thrown out. Then, he had to improvise. That's also why you hate to pinch hit for a starting pitcher in the fifth inning and not leave that player in the game, as happened yesterday.
I played APBA, even as a young adult. I played every team every game. And then I started covering baseball and I had no more time for tomfoolery.
I'm not defending Ozuna's performance. There's nothing to defend. But he didn't lose these three games by himself.
That would be fun to see. In those days, you didn't even have half the games on television. How would the analytics have worked if the figure filberts didn't see the game?
He would be happy to accommodate. But Whitey didn't mind the home runs. He just knew his home ball park was too big to try to hit them, unless your name was Jack Clark. Or Joaquin Andujar.
I think it's a little early to condemn the Cardinals' staff but hats off to the Brewers' staff and their hitters against Hudson. That was very impressive and the hitters clearly were paying attention to the philosophies being offered up.
Haven't heard. Usually radio silence on an off day. I'm sure there will be something concrete tomorrow.