I picked them to win the NL pennant. So I have to own that.
They believe it contributed given the reaction of his pitches and the difficulty he had with some of them floating on him due to the way his mechanics were limited.
Wouldn't you be? Only the best of the best get into Cooperstown, and if you have an opportunity wouldn't that drive you? I wouldn't fault anyone for that at all.
They are not in the group this year. The Cardinals will participate in 2023, at the earliest. Again, that's at the earliest. They are not guaranteed to do it in 2023 at this point. That would, again, only be the earliest they get the City Connect jerseys.
But it's not consistent for 300 pitches, and it's not consistent ballpark to ballpark. It looks cool, and the broadcast use of it gives off the perception of its quality, but the tech -- the actual application of tech -- has been tricky. One of the things that MLB has been unable to do is take the tech that is used in tennis, for example, and apply that to ballparks with 30 different dimensions, vs the tennis court that is the same the world over. That's been tricky. And that contributes to how you're describing it's greatness anecdotally for one pitch, but over the hundreds in a game and thousands from ballpark to ballpark, its flaws show.
They are. The thumb is on the scale for sure. Teams presume players age and metrics know that players improve. So those two things have to be factored and weighted accordingly, and teams do. They spend a lot of money on minds that know to do that.
Absolutely. Building on his recent start would be a big benefit/bounce for Cardinals. Mikolas did look better than he had in any start since his All-Star season.
The Cardinals would have to be compensated for the loss of that market. They are not alone. The Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds would also have a claim to it. The Orioles, for example, were compensated for the arrival of the Nationals, and that would have to be a part of the expansion to Nashville. The Cardinals would expect that, argue for that.
Merchandise sales. That's why. Inspired by the success of multiple jerseys, say, in the NBA. That's the reason. Making money. Bringing different styles to the ball field, too, without a complete overhaul of a team's look. I like some of them. I don't care for others. The KC logo inspired by the fountains is quite good.
Same reason for both. The owner, it seems.
I like it. I also don't mind paperclips.
Unsure. No more than 200 wins will. Jon Lester's first year of eligibility will be a window into how that year's voting body will then consider Adam Wainwright in the coming years.
Then demand better. Don't let them settle in July, when such building can happen.
Concern enough to not start him and give him time away from the lineup to work in the cage. That happened. Actions speak loudly.
You are not missing anything.