But, with emotion, there must be some control exerted, and Reyes apparently lost sight of that briefly. Meaningfully.
Gyorko still could be a valuable piece. But he is seen as mostly insurance for Carpenter or Goldschmidt being hurt.
Not much return so far from either although former Rays prospect Cabrera has yet to be seen at the big-league level. And Voit wasn't going to play here. Pham was dealt, in part, to make room for Bader to play and everyone seemed to like that a lot last year.
I like the rivalries of the divisions. For more games you would have with the Dodgers, etc., you would also have more with the Marlins, etc. .
I think he hopes his pitchers go seven every night. But nobody got over-used yesterday in the bullpen.
He's not the only one. This goes for hitters, too. Carp could be in that category.
He's out in western Colorado, I believe, and still has his underground bunker if he deems it necessary to go into it. He will turn up at reunions and at Cooperstown.
I'm not sure Wainwright can play two more years, as Yadi might.
Well stated. If Gant can do that for an entire season, then he will join Mikolas and Martinez as under-rated steals.
The fans have spoken, for whatever their reasons, on both players.
I was giving Andujar the nod for two 20-game seasons and being their lead starter in a couple of World Series. But Forsch certainly was an excellent pitcher here.
He is a minor league paycheck and will continue to be until he gets back to the big leagues.
He can throw with a screen in front of him, like in spring training. When he throws to a catcher, somebody else will have to take the return throw for a couple of weeks.
There was a woman named Pam Postema who did some spring training games some 35 to 40 years ago but I don't think she ever had a regular gig in the majors. I don't see why there couldn't be a woman umpire but it is a long, hard road, even for the men, with many, many years in the minors as a prerequisite. .
Somewhere Leon is around. It used to be around here because his son was fighting.
I would ask to speak to somebody in the offices of the Palm Beach Cardinals and see what they might have.
No, I want more games to be played in the division you're in, like 18, versus 12, if you have two divisions. Baseball wants six division champions, not four.
I've always had staying power. Some of you have suggested I've stayed too long.
I'm OK with the current interleague structure of 20 games _ 10 home and 10 away. I like to see the teams from the other league, but not the bad ones. The down side is that everybody doesn't get to play the Yankees, Red Sox and Astros every year.
We're going to go to 4:30 today, so if you something on your mind, I'm still relatively fresh.
You're very kind. I learned much from both of those great men.
No problem. As I said earlier, I expect the reunion between the two to be civil.
I don't think anybody can foresee 2,000 RBIs for anyone.
He doesn't look compromised. Remember he started poorly last year, even worse than he's been this year.
It doesn't have to, but I suspect it will be. I think the ovation will be like no other for a visiting player.
I suspicion it was more than a jab.
I don't like it either. I don't think the term "disabled" hasa that strong a meaning, in baseball. .
Yadi was ready for that role. And accepted it.
Too many to name. Hate to cop out like that but we're talking nearly half a century here.