Yep. A whole weekend of festivities.
Not a straight platoon, no. Wong should start a majority of the games.
Still a disappointment to their fans.
That's old news. Has been true since 2018. Phillies have geared up for Machado -- and haven't hid that fact for more than 14 months.
What day I? I'm not sure. Cardinals' calculations have them over the edge and paying a penalty -- not losing a pick.
Already used. I'm tapped out. (UFC joke.)
Lyons and that 11 K/9 from 2018 will get a job, yep.
Down the third-base line, low, Maybe just past the dugout.
I cannot stress enough that the Cardinals -- and 29 other teams -- are able to work on multiple things at once. Adding a player via waivers is not a sign that the Caridnals aren't talking to agents today or aren't returning calls from other teams. That's just not how this works. And adding a lefty to the bullpen does not mean the Cardinals won't explore ugrapding somewhere else. They can do multiple things -- but they need to add a lefty to the bullpen. Goldschmidt is not going to do that. The backup catcher is also not going to be the lefty reliever or the lefthanded hitting opition at shortstop. So they can do multiple things. The Cardinals have not engaged in the starting pitching market -- according to them, and according to some other sources who have tried to check on their interest -- and part of that lot ... a lot of that is the view they have of their starting depth. To me, it has also become clear that it says something about the market. Thye don't see the surefire, no-doubt add there -- not at the current prices. Keuchel makes sense for this team -- as discussed earlier -- if they bent toward a run prevention and backed him with a sublime defense. You could argue he still does. But at what cost? What length? If those numbers go down, then the Cardinals must reconsider. Just hasn't happened yet. Because like teams, agents can do many things at once, too.
Hinges entirely on 2019. That’s clear.
I think that is a fair read on it. The Cardinals put out a statement about his Hall induction. They'll have some day for him at the ballpark. But he's not in the running for a retired number, and it will be interesting to see how they handle his candidacy for the Cardinals Hall of Fame. He had good years with the Cardinals but few years with the Cardinals.
But most MLB teams would not want that production for that cost.
Trick question. The answer is San Diego.
Alright. Had to bounce out to take care of a little work, and now I really need to get to some of the stuff that has to be done here. Ben Frederickson has been manning the blog all morning here -- and he's got the chat tomorrow. There will be updates throughout the afternoon and evening here at StlToday.com from the winter meetings. Be sure to check back. The two-hour time difference plays a little bit with the ideal timing of coverage, but there should be dinner conversation news at the very least today. Lee smith and Harold Baines are a few hours away from their formal introduction as Hall of Famers. I'll be back to chat Wednesday morning, right at the start of the final full day of the winter meetings. Enjoy.
It started less than 18 hours ago. Sheesh.