I do not know if the Big Cat is employed by somebody. I would think he is. There are many ex-players in the area. Larry Walker, for one, is a former player who stops in but doesn't have a role with the club.
I would think it is fair to give Albert just as much credit now as he was given a commensurate amount of blame before. But, ultimately, it's the players.
I would say only Molina and Wainwright are sure things, at this point. Carpenter possibly. Most of the others haven't been here long enough.
Martinez probably because he hasn't played much as a regular in the outfield in the majors. Ozuna long has been a regular in left and Carpenter not quite as long at third.
To my knowledge, it always has.
As I recall, all the runners advanced two bases.
The pitcher always is most responsible. Hudson did seem to show more confidence in his sinker the other day and there were no home runs hit on Saturday, so I don't see recent developments as being any great issue.
I doubt if Gyorko would accept a minor league assignment or even if he had any option left. He'll play more in these next couple of weeks than he has been because the Cardinals are scheduled to play every day until May 13.
Thirty percent. But that is a question I'm not even pondering in April.
The Cardinals, for their Hall of Fame, have two categories, with players having been out for 40 years before they are in the veterans' category. I don't know if they intend to revise that or not.
I would think Tom Herr would merit some consideration, as he did during the recent meetings, as well as Terry Pendleton, Joaquin Andujar, Danny Cox, Todd Worrell and Jack Clark.
A little long, but not bad.
He's one of my favorite people. There has been consideration but his statistics don't measure up against some of the others offensively.
There are so many new ones whom I barely know, if at all. From a historical standpoint, Dave Dombrowski, who is at Mozeliak's level as president of baseball ops. at Boston, has had several winners with different teams. Mo is considered near the top of the list of veteran GM/executives and, of course, Theo Epstein, in the Mo-Dombrowski category. No question that Cashman belongs, too, especially in that tough market.
Three thousand hits was automatic then and now, unless you used steroids. More than 900 steals didn't hurt either. Brock's defensive metrics were not a factor.
They could do that, but Carpenter hasn't shown he can't do it. We're talking 100 at-bats here.
I would go with (b) but that road has had a lot more bumps than some of those in the county.
Wary, if not weary. There would be a qualifying offer. I'd bet on that more than five years. Enjoy what you have while you have it, though. He can help.
D Goold is very good at altitude. He grew up in Coloardo.
I think that hatchet, if not buried, has had dirt raked over it. I'm sure Tony will here in August to salute Rolen.