I have no problem with that. And I would play both several times a week.
The players have bought into his style and have confidence in him. Not all teams have confidence in their managers doing the right things. I like the way he handles his bullpen. I would like to see him use his bench a little more, giving guys like Munoz more starts.
Pretty slick answer on his part, eh? We'll see how that plays next November.
They want to win. Carpenter never has been on a World Series winner. Fowler only one.
At one point, I thought so. But, unless he becomes much more disciplined and gets a little more rest in the field, it's not going to happen. And it doesn't have to. But he's got to be better than .230.
Andrew Miller, striking out Joey Votto.
They would be among them. Steve Carlton still is out there as a possibility. and John Tudor. And a few more like Edgar Renteria.
Better than what? Yes, La Russa left some things in the cupboard but one of those ingredients was not Albert Pujols. Matheny won 100 games in 2015, when most of the 2011 gang was gone. La Russa's teams won more than that just once.
We haven't been told about the end-of-the-year press conference yet.
Not regularly. He doesn't have quite enough stuff. But on occasion.
He can reject any trade _ to any of the other 29 teams.
I don't know that Gyorko really helped the Cardinals or Dodgers much this year. It was a paper transaction, for the most part.
Top 10 anyway. I want to see more of him before I go any higher.
Sometimes relievers can come back in fewer than 12 months. But the rule of thumb generally is a year.
A valid point. He was a big disappointment, with a multi-year contract now starting. He has to be better. Perhaps not throwing as many strikes as he was accustomed to throwing when he had those 42 or 43 games in which he had two walks or fewer.
I don't think any of us now can read that. But, as pointed out, the Cardinals can't go crazy, folks, go crazy, as Jack Buck would have said. They've got to fix the offense first.
The Pirates have several items. Starling Marte, Adam Frazier, Colin Moran are worth pursuing. plus some pitching, which they probably would keep.
Given what the expectations were, Fowler's year, offensively, was better. Overall, DeJong played Gold Glove defense at a demanding position besides hitting 30 homers. I just expected more consistency at the plate.
I liked Diaz, but the Cardinals didn't think he would be a good utility player here. That's where they made their mistake, not in what they got for him.
No question that Carlos can be challenging. The rub is that he also is challenging to hitters.
If the Mets don't hire him, then I don't think he goes anywhere until/if Yankees job opens up again. He likes New York.