A year from now, some real conversations have to take place _ and even at some point this next season. But, for the moment, the Cardinals contend they are OK being "stuck" with Carpenter and Fowler and are hoping for improved production from that pair. You may disagree with that notion, at your leisure.
What I would suggest most is that you make it a two-day visit. There are many archives to be see and you don't want to rush through the Hall, which adds exhibits every year.
Some of this, you must remember, was based on Bader being an impact player which, so far, he has been only in the field. Neither Pham nor Piscotty was hitting .250 when traded. The Mercado deal likely was a mistake and Grichuk for Dom Leone was a mistake. But nobody really seemed to be in angst when Grichuk was dealt. This isn't all on Fowler. Bader was counted on, too.
You have my permission any time, sir. And thank you.
At the beginning, I can see him out of the bullpen as he was last year. Many forget that he made the 2019 opening day roster as a reliever and then pitched his way off the club. The injuries, both self-inflicted and otherwise, came while he was in the minors.
The club seems to think it can fill one spot _ whether it's with Woodford or Gomber or Ponce de Leon or Cabrera or Reyes or even Helsley. To fill two would be an issue and it would show that there was a miscalculation.
That would answer many questions.
For two or three years. No more.
What I remember most was that Bouton had recounted many conversations and incidents that others involved had presumed were private. Privacy is only a seven-letter word now.
Fair enough. And the Cardinals share your thoughts. He will not be starting in the majors this season and they deliberately are not talking him up.
That would be a big ask _ to presume that any two of these would be as good as Lankford and Gilkey were. If they are, then the Cardinals have something.
I would see "B" as the most likely outcome. If it gets to "C," then Fowler might ask to be traded.
It is OK to see what your system has. I have no reservations about that. But I am concerned about the loss of an impact hitter in the middle of the lineup if Ozuna isn't re-signed.
I didn't know that we were. He is the shortstop of now and in the future, unless, of course, they would trade for Lindor.
The Angels haven't exactly been the best models for cost efficiency. They haven't won a playoff game since they started their dash-with-cash approach eight years ago when they signed Pujols. Many smaller market teams made the playoffs last year. Excluding the Cardinals, there were Minnesota, Oakland and Tampa Bay.
I would expect to see him hit in several positions this spring but leadoff would be one of them. So would second and third.
I see Sosa competing with Yairo Munoz for a backup infielder job this spring. The organization liked his increased pop this past season.
That's what Whitey Herzog used to say when he would walk an opposing player intentionally, even it didn't work. "There's a reason why he's making a million dollars," Herzog would say.
Nobody at Auburn and Texas Tech complained they didn't win a championship after they made the NCAA Final Four last year. And they may not have been two of the best four teams that could have been there. .
Well, those 30 games he won in 1934 might have made an impact.
I'm sure there he has been. A hitter is supposed to keep one leg in the box unless he has hit a foul ball or has hurt himself. This often is not enforced.