If that opportunity was there, sure. The money on his next deal will be crazy, but how many more cornerstone guys do the Cards have to pay? I think Mozeliak could fit that in the budget, especially with young arms coming in to pitch for nothing.
I'd be surprised if he never made it here before, given all that's happened since Busch III opened.
Yeah, I love Jon Miller. I worked in Baltimore a million years ago when he doing radio there. I loved Joe Morgan, too, but he did get a bit grumpy at the end. Wanted today's ballplayers to get off of his lawn.
Machado is a free agent in 2019, so that will impact what teams spend on him. Naturally Baltimore would have demanded a healthy Alex Reyes and more for him, but obviously that is gone. Maybe the O's deal him next year as a rental if they fall out of the race and the team won't give him a nine-digit contract. At that point a pitcher, middle infielder and an outfielder would probably do it. The Cardinals should have plenty of each to deal.
No, it won't. I do like the pace-of-game initiative. Hitters have gotten accustomed to slowing games to a crawl.
Of course, Baltimore could re-up him too. How many other guys does that franchise have to build around? He is the O's Joey Votto, no?
That could become the option. As Rick Hummel noted in his roster assessment, Gyorko didn't look out of place at third. Lacked great range, but then so do the others.
I know hitters like to throw off the rhythm of pitchers, but we can do without that. Not much of a spectacle, the step out.
Didn't help Willson Contreras there at all.
I agree. Clearly she puts effort into here preparation, more than some guys in the past. I can live without Pete Rose on Fox.
We'll see it through to the end, yes.
I'm with you, but it sure doesn't look good for him. The Regime Change at commissioner didn't change anything. Lots of scofflaws in the Hall.
We have lots of other guys doing chats, so for now I believe the plan is just to fill in here and there.
That might have been bang-bang. I though Zobrist's throw floated a bit.
It's always cool to see the Hall of Famers together on the field. Few franchises have such history and perhaps no franchise does more to honor former greats.
Indeed. Not a strong night for Jhonny after just a so-so spring at the plate.
Of course, the Dodgers had other ideas.
Jon is keeping him way, way off balance.
But a very nice defensive play at third base from Peralta. He still has that strong arm.