But they have committed to five-year deals to Wong and DeJong in the past three years. As far as the Carpenter deal goes. . . it's spilled milk. You clean it up and move in. The Goldschmidt deal has five years to run and perhaps all the years won't be big ones, but they're hoping for at least three.
He's better than last year. How much better we don't know.
By all estimates, Hicks won't be back until June, which is the normal 12-month recovery for Tommy John surgery for a pitcher. Anything sooner than that is a bonus but when he comes back, he won't be plugged into that closer role immediately. He will share it, at least for a while, to avoid some stress. He will not be closing on March 26.
Maybe. It depends on what the rest of the ballot looks like when he comes on. He'll get a lot of New York votes and New York has a lot of votes.
It hasn't worked out. To be fair, O'Neill hasn't been given much of a chance either. On the club's side, it seems as if he always is hurt.
None of them has thrilled me so far. I'm waiting for the Mets to make their move although I would be happy if Mike Matheny got the Royals' job. I might have to wait until next year to really get excited when somebody hires Bruce Bochy.
It's harder for the other team to eat half the money for two years than for one. The Cardinals won't be able to deal both of them and they may not want to.
They were a contender this year until one bad week in October. That probably would do it, though. How much have you spent in the process, without taking any contracts other than Wacha's off the board?
I've rarely heard anything else but they have a couple of people in their system they've interviewed.
If it was made clear to Dexter that he was no better than a fifth outfielder, then I think he would ask to be dealt. I like him as a fourth outfielder and he might be fresher that way and also in not having to play center field so often as he had to do this year in the hot summer months when they were dissatisfied with Bader.
It depends a little how the next couple of years go. The fans will decide because at some point, he'll be on the ballot for his long service time, and some productivity here.
I do not see the Brewers signing Ozuna to a long-term deal. They're already stuck with Braun in left field. The Cubs may have to decide if Ozuna is better than Schwarber. Tough call offensively. .
Teammates and coaches have asked the same question. But the answer always seems to be the same. He's going to swing at it.
Play some. And trade some _ for whatever you can get. The question is how do they determine who falls into which category?.
The best of all seasons for Reyes would be no time on the injured list. It hasn't happened yet.
After Carew laid down some 20 successful bunts in succession, the shifts would have stopped. The thing about Carpenter is that he doesn't hit all that many ground balls, so the shifts shouldn't affect him that much but the numbers say that they do.
I do not recall Ryan pitching only home games. How would you handle it during a 10-game trip? But you could give Wainwright as many home starts as you could.
There will be a combo of Miller, Gallegos and Helsley unless Martinez returns to the bullpen. Then it's his game at the end.
His "down" year was good enough to get the Cardinals at least part of the way where they wanted to go. Those other clubs spent much more money to go nowhere. And Goldy's defensive work is not be ignored here. There are many reasons why the Cardinals were the top defensive club in baseball but he is at the top of that list.
Spot on. It would be John Fulgham first. And Andy Rincon second. Both careers cut way short by arm injuries. Fulgham won 14 big-league games over two seasons in 1979-80. And, if you believe this, they were all complete games.