By the end of the year, if Tyler O'Neill is not a prominent player for the Cardinals, I do not see him in their future.
You always go for pitching, particularly starting pitching.
Not really. A fine player, but he doesn't even have 300 homers yet.
Going back one question, the last time the World Series was played in one stadium was right here in River City in 1944.
From a local standpoint, Edgar Renteria from about 15 years ago.
Pitching was better last year, "very good" might be generous. But the pitching coach can only help a pitcher prepare. He doesn't throw any pitches.
Jose Martinez might not be the worst idea. But his RBI production is valued elsewhere.
What if I said the contest is on now? You've got about an hour.
The Yankees have had better pitching than they thought they would have. Who had German as a nine-game winner? And when you say :"toughest division," two of the teams are terrible _ Toronto and Baltimore. Good for the Yankees, though. They are to be commended for their ability to fill some huge injury-related gaps whether it's through analytics or not. .
On an earlier question pertaining to Scherzer, I would try not to trade anybody prominent on my pitching staff _ Flaherty or Hicks _ or Gorman in the minors. DeJong would be a keeper, too. Nearly everybody else, contracts permitting, would be fair game.
But it hadn't been Curt testing the system, it would be somebody else. The players of today, though. should never forget what Flood and, mostly, Marvin Miller did for them.
Posey would have to have a few more big years. He isn't going to have the big home-run totals or anywhere close to the number of Gold Gloves that Yadi has. Both have won multiple World Series.
Tim splits time between Sarasota, Fla., and the vineyards in northern Calilfornia.
That might be a little rich if they still think that Reyes can be a big winner in this league. If so, he's not in that deal. They've invested too much in him not to find out if it has been worth it or not.
Molina is playing but Phils center fielder Odubel Herrera, arrested for assault Monday night in Atlantic City is not playing and has been placed on an administrative leave list, meaning he won't be playing for a while.
No I am not sure. But his brother, Mickey, did much of it. .
Teams that govern pitchers' use _ all them do _ go more by the stats for several increments of innings and pitch counts. For instance, you rarely see a pitcher go through a lineup more than three times because the stats might say that when a hitter sees him for a fourth time, the average rises.
I don't know. He hasn't chosen to discuss the matter yet.
I'm OK with any or all of that, although I might leave Ozuna fourth. Manager Shildt respectfully disagrees and hasn't made any such moves for tonight's game.
Well said, Steve. Bill DeWitt might care as much or more about winning because all his life he's been in baseball, from the days he was a batboy for the Browns.