Sounds a little high. They're one game over .500 and trending downward, not that that can't reverse itself.
I'm sure studies have been done or will be ordered. But until the project is complete, we won't have any meaningful findings, I suspect.
A fair point. The bullpen has been more good than bad. The rotation has been more bad than good, for the most part. They have starting options at Memphis and after about three more weeks at the most, I wouldn't hesitate to use them.
This was a minor league call-up umpire and I'm sure the supervisor on site filed a report citing his inconsistencies. In fairness, you would have to say he was bad for both teams.
That seems more realistic, at least on this date.
I don't see any problem with 40 RBIs from Ozuna in the cleanup spot, his low average notwithstanding. Carp has looked better the last few days. Let's hold off on that lineup shuffle for a bit longer but I wouldn't rule it out. Fowler would be a good option, based on his on-base mark so far.
There is no question that Bader has wedged his way back into at least three or four starts a week, however Shildt can do it. He provides defense. And energy. And, lately offense. All three are noble attributes.
Part of the charm in signing Miller as a multiple-inning pitcher is that that is how he was used successfully in Cleveland a couple of years ago. Hicks is a former starter who had plenty of rest lately because the Cardinals weren't ahead very much. I thought he went one batter too long on Sunday, though.
I don't see an issue here. If you want to see the Arch, you can see it when you're outside the stadium. Inside the stadium, the appeal would seem to be the field, no matter the product.
Maybe. We don't know his health, which has been an underlying issue to this point. They're going to need another starting pitcher from somewhere eventually.
They rotate the umpires every day, no matter their experience. You can't tell about an umpire unless you have him behind the plate. I'll have to check with my supervisor friends to see how highly or not so Rehak has been rated.
There would be a review, I think. It depends, in some part, on how close they might get if they don't make it. But four in succession around here is not acceptable.
Fowler pretty much has no-trade protection and I wouldn't see much interest in him from other teams, considering he has two-plus years to go on his big contract. He's worth keeping here if he plays like this. Keep in mind now that Bader had a good weekend. That would need to be extended a bit before I would start moving outfielders.
I don't think he had much of chance to set himself to get a better angle on the throw home. That was a good runner and it would have taken a terrific throw to get him. Obviously, that one was somewhat shy of terrific.
He didn't have any trouble until the 10th and he was under 25 pitches. Martinez was up early in the inning. Again, the move could have been made one batter earlier.
I don't think his arm problems stem from his having been a converted infielder. They stem more from him not having kept his arm strong enough with both off-season and in-season work.