Sure, as long as the Cardinals give the Braves World Series rings from 2011 because without Atlanta's collapse in that season there is no such thing as Rally Squirrel or Freese's Landing.
Time commitment. He's got a lot to do as catcher, too. Why lump the added burden of another full-time, 12-hour-day if you're lucky job on him?
Your assertion is a farce, bordering on insulting. I submit the chats, including this one today, and coverage from this past week and going back decades as counter evidence to your laughable comment.
Thanks for your patience. As I mentioned, there's phone calls to make, reporting to be done. It was not my intent to leave the chat with that last question, but I cannot control when calls are returned.
Thank you for saying that. I recognize that the media is an available, accessible target, and that it's important when it comes up to explain as much as defend, so that people can make choices about who and what outlets they can trust and will be accountable to them and the facts.
No, he's owed what his contract stipulates.
I did. I enjoyed it. I do not agree that it's a better franchise than the Marvel franchise. The scope, continuity, diversity and quality film after film after film in the MCU is remarkable.
It took 27 minutes to conduct interviews and exchange texts for coverage for the paper. Don't give me too much credit. You know as well as I do that I don't know how to fake a question in the chat. C'mon.
Mike Maddux is one of the highest regarded and one of the highest paid pitching coaches in the majors, and those two things are definitely outward signs of how much he's valued in the organization, too. That provides security along with the support and fondness of the pitchers he works with. Again, the turnaround of the staff this year was noteworthy, and he was the coach who oversaw it. He does, granted, have a different job than Albert. Jeff Albert, as you know, was hired to implement an organization-wide hitting approach, or be the organization's "offensive coordinator," if you will. In the pitching realm, you have Leveque and Blake and multiple others who are all pulling from the same approach.
Sure. I would have to be.
I do know some of the internal candidates. Wouldn't report them as guesses if I couldn't confirm them. His name has not come up. Did not cross my mind.
It's a problem/issue that exists in baseball, yes. There have been numerous pitchers I've covered who have had the issue, some don't talk about it or confirm it. Chris Carpenter had a fake nail when he pitched. Adam Wainwright has. They're starters, so that helps with the scheduling of the new nail. The number of times it happened this year for Cabrera was new to me -- and it seemed new to the team, too. Think back to when Lance Lynn was having the blister issues and they kept trying and trying and trying to come up with different solutions to it. It had that feel. And Shildt was not joking when they needed to have someone on staff learn how to apply the nail in house.