I love the persistence of The Jay Troll. But it is beyond sad.
Garcia. Then Cooney, who had a great first start at Memphis.
Those are good examples. New England is the most glaring. Alabama will always have a monetary edge on a lot of teams.
Reynolds desperately needed the ABs. The Cards want some power from him. Kozma has no offensive role on this team and Bourjos appears to be the odd man out behind Grichuk.
It's just the one Jay Troll with too much free time.
Jay had a couple of tough ABs with runners in scoring position. But he's scarcely alone in that around MLB. The Cards are thrilled he made such a strong recovery from wrist surgery.
Heyward went in a little hard, but that was a case of just misjudging the slide while trying to get there in a hurry. Price just trying to channel his inner Dusty Baker.
We could see Carpenter move down for sure, with perhaps Jay moving up into the leadoff spot. Matheny wants more power from Matt, but the No. 1 spot is more conducive to working the count.
Adams is no experiment. He is an established big league hitter. That said, perhaps some day a guy like Piscotty will add some right-side balance to this attack. Matt's ability (or inability) to hit lefties will dictate whether he takes that Next Step in his career. I thought it was odd timing to sit him Sunday in that ballpark after he finally whacked a homer.
Then Joey Votto gets hit and it's on. I can't belief Price wants to subject his guys to unnecessary risks.
I would have to look that up and I'm pretty busy right now.
Nah, there will always be something wrong with him in the eyes of the Jon Jay Troll.
I could see Wong as a No. 6 hitter with gap power and some HR potential as well.
Jay's career on-base percentage is about 36 percent. Carpenter is up at 38 percent. Hence the possibility.