I think the polls will be open a while longer but his turnaround has been significant.
You always hear Atlanta and then Milwaukee or even Boston.
If there is that type of extension, it won't be a quiet one. I like the lineup a lot better with Ozuna in it than not in it but I'm sure they want to make sure his shoulder can hold up before they entertain any long-term thoughts. here isn't any DH in this league yet.
From what I've ready, a lot of people should be apologizing everywhere but I haven't anything from a team standpoint.
If he continues this, he, at most, would receive a qualifying offer. Most of those are rejected by the players.
My in-box has received no apologies for Fowler or Ozuna either. Fowler is healthy and happy. It's that simple, at least for this first month.
There is flexibility with Gallegos, for instance.
There is enough blame to go around here but Martinez must shoulder (pun intended) much of the blame himself. If Martinez isn't able to perform to expectations when he finally does appear, the Cardinals likely will try to move him in the off-season, if not before.
I've never read a hockey book and unless former Blackhawks goaler Ed Bal-four is about to write one, I don't think that I will.
Short-term in the bullpen but they still may want to start him some in Triple-A because he didn't pitch a whole season last year. Long-term? He could be either. He's good enough. And he'll be back. That 100 plays up here. plus he has control. .
Players historically have been more relaxed when they don't have to wonder every day if they're going to play although there's nothing wrong with them being on edge, too.
You had Voit and J. Martinez last year and you didn't have room for both. Martinez plays the outfield. Voit doesn't. The American League has the DH. The National League doesn't. Voit isn't very good at first base. Nor was Martinez, but you couldn't keep both and that's why Voit was at Memphis. The Yankees didn't bring him up right away either last year. But, in the big picture, good for Luke Voit. He can hit.
Carp will make some things happen before too long. As weak as he's been so far, he wasn't even close to this last year and look what happened.
To date, it's fair to say neither has offered up too much although Anthony Reyes got the 2006 World Series off to a rousing start.
You're right. Neither Gyorko nor Munoz has played enough to stay sharp but whom are you going to take out? Thomas pinch hit well in a couple of situations but he needs to play every day and be ready when they need him. The Gyorko error could happen to anybody. He is considered a good defensive third baseman.
The easiest way to avoid duplication is for each of us to give the other an idea of what we intend to write about that day or how recently we have written about it. There's enough room on the dance floor for everybody, generally.
I can't say a 102-game pace would be "underachieving." This is about where I thought they'd be, but this will be a telling seven-game trip to Washington and Chicago.
Gyorko is the insurance policy in case any of three players goes down with a significant injury _ Carpenter, Goldschmidt, Wong. A lot of lesser teams wouldn't keep a player like that but a good team can afford to have that expensive security blanket because Gyokro has been a productive regular player.
Some of the production on our paper is done elsewhere now so it will look different, at least for a while, as we work through this. I am not a big fan of three relievers being used to get three outs. And you won't see that anymore after this year. Next year a reliever must face at least three hitters unless the inning ends before that happens.
There are always options although in Miller's case, not as good a one. He has been quite sharp in his past two outings. But he's going to be here for two years.