Jordan Walker is there. He could be a top 10 prospect in all of baseball by midseason.
They weren't available. Due to the lockout, the manufacturers prioritized making the primary home/road jerseys and not the alternates. The cream home and blue away won't be ready until May.
I too am confused by this. I don't understand why the team is so eager to retire Wainwright unless they just want merch mania and feel they need him to participate. News flash: He won't. He's been very consistent on this. He will wait to make that decision at the end of the year. He does not plan a farewell tour. He wants to talk to his wife and let her know first. And if he's close to 200 wins -- won't he have reason to return for 2023? It's an odd thing the statements from officials retiring Wainwright before he's said he's ready.
That was the last losing season 'round these parts.
Nope. If there was we would be sure to report them in the newspaper, online, and all across Twitter. I promise we would not forget to mention it, because we have not forgotten to keep making calls and reporting on it. There just hasn't been any movement there, not from what I can tell. As mentioned in previous chats, the Cardinals have been reluctant to meet the asking price of teams who fixate on the top prospects the team has. That would expand from Gorman, Walker, Liberatore, to include Winn and a few others. The Cardinals are not eager to trade Liberatore. They just aren't. They like his upside. They want him to come to the majors and change the perception of the Arozarena deal.
We'll find out together. History suggests it won't be any different than before.
No more so than usual. Marmol has made it very clear that he thinks this can be an "elite offense" and he means anywhere it plays. Seems fair to hold the Cardinals to that expectation, the one set by the manager. Does that mean it hits the same at Busch that it does at Miller Park? No. But does that mean they score the second-fewest runs of any team at home? Also no. A strong offense can be stronger than average at Busch III.
Indeed. Also, the LSU connection.
To run their drafts, the Cubs hired a former Cardinals executive who oversaw some of the top recent STL drafts. Dan Kantrovitz now does the same for the Cubs, and where his picks excelled for the Cardinals was pitching, and where the Cubs have been unable to sustain a competitive model is because they haven't developed pitching. So, here they go. The Cardinals recent drafts have provided contributors. They have. The Cardinals need some of these bats to arrive with impact. Impact performance is the next step Cardinals need from tehir drafts, and then teams will take notice. Drafting is only the beginning. Developing, as mentioned with the Dodgers, is where a team can really separate itself these days.
There will still be 14 games between Reds and Cardinals. Still, imbalanced.
Bryan Reynolds is also quite good at baseball.
He has specifically said he won't, by name. He will retire and retire for there.
Nope. Trickle-down. He has to hit to move up, and that is the level for him to return and do so with some familiarity for the competition. Good place for him to start.
This is the question, and the Cardinals don't yet know. It could be Hicks. Though, Hicks was initially advertised as the starter for Sunday. I'm thinking that changes. And that Hicks is going to get the Saturday start. But we'll have to see how it develops and I doubt that will be announced until Wednesday, right after the Wainwright start vs. KC.
Oscar Isaac has done a remarkable job in the first two episodes. Riveting, really.
Great question because we saw so little of him in spring training. He did not get much of a chance there to build on being the team's pitcher of the year not too long ago. He's going to have to pitch his way out of that spot on the depth chart by performing (again) at Class AAA Memphis. And he can do it. He doesn't have the zip/zap/wow of some of the higher-velocity pitchers coming toward the majors, but he does get results, and those will be harder to ignore if innings are not covered.
Amen, Tom. Sure makes it fun to cover a team like this for a fanbase like that.