Grichuk may have to move to left. Peralta has much more experience being a middle-of-the-lineup hitter.
Carpenter does look more solid, if that's the word. He's in an RBI spot, so that might help. There is no reason why he can't hit somewhere else besides first.
I think managers should wear suits, like Connie Mack and Burt Shotton. Three-button ones.
For all his promise, Kelly isn't Johnny Bench yet. Molina by far would be the biggest position player loss.
I have always enjoyed the potential trickeration of a catcher holding up four fingers and then ducking back inside to receive a strike. Also, many wild pitches have resulted from pitchers not being able to execute the intentional walk. How much time does elimination of the walk take?. And how mad would the hitter be not to hear his walk-up song if he didn't even get to the plate?
He's a prospect. The Cardiials actually have a couple of those at third base in Wisdom and Paul DeJong, with the possibility of Diaz ending up there. Might be a stronger position down the line than we think.
Again, sir, I'm talking defense. Let's talk about Gold Gloves. I think Buster Posey is a terrific player. I think Yadier Molina is a terrific catcher. I'd like to be awake when either's Hall of Fame votes are tabulated.
I didn't know the World Series was being played today. Yes. they are working on base running and defense. Let's revisit this in April, or at least later in March. If you're so concerned about spring results then consider they had lost just two games entering today.
I guess you could look at it that way. I just wish there were more African-American players no matter where they play.
Tough crowd here. The Cardinals aren't going to be as good as they can be unless Wong is good. Let's find this out but not yesterday. .
I didn't think Wacha was out of the rotation. They need him in it just as much as they ever did.
I'm not expecting any Cardinals to knock in 100 runs this year because nobody on their club ever has. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen, especially if Piscotty continues his excellent hitting with men in scoring position and Fowler, Diaz and Carpenter set the table.
Diaz's footwork seems to be better. He still has made some errant throws but Ozzie and Oquendo have had to have helped his confidence.
As mentioned earlier, good chemistry, to me, is winning 95 to 100 games and making the playoffs. No matter who's here. .
Lynn could get an extension if he shows he is the pitcher he was a couple of years ago. And he has to want an extension, too. He might like to play somewhere else, even at the Grove in Oxford.
The pressure probably is greatest on Adams and Pham. Gyorko is in the midst of a five-year contract. Adams is fighting to show he is a big-league regular. Pham is fighting to show he is a big-leaguer. Garcia already has displayed that, in my mind.
He mostly has been an American League player. For some reason, different teams look for different skills. He is not particularly fast although he has a long stride. And he is not a strong defender. But if you'red looking for an aggressive bat off the bench and a player who could play outfield and first base, Martinez might fit as a National League player.
So far, I would say false.
I would say that with more technology available to teams, there is even more of a chance of a rookie star becoming a sophomore slumper.
Jon Jay might not be more than a platoon player for the Cubs but he has a pretty good history of being on postseason teams. And Wrigley Field's center field doesn't mitigate against a player with a weak throwing arm.
I would like to see the Cardinals give Kolten Wong that one full season. And then we'll decide. If you want to improve your speed and defense, then he is one of your men despite some occasional pratfalls like today. .
More runners and runs mean 3 1/2 hour games. You have pace of play and then you have too much play.