He had one hit there in 10 at-bats and two since coming back. He must have said he was ready but it is clear he wasn't.
The word around baseball is that Puig has some domestic issues, should we say, and there were would be much outcry if somebody signed him.
Arenado does feel largely responsible but shouldn't. He has been better than most.
Then they must be giddy about an off day here in Detroit today.
I haven't hear that comparison offered up much lately. Not until DeJong shows more than he has.
"Grinding it out," is good for about six-pitch at-bats or more. I'm guessing that's what he means. Unfortunately, all the players don't necessarily have this approach.
Thank you very much for your kind words. I know that Bob always has wanted to broadcast for a team but I'm not sure that is happening here. He lives in California now and the Cardinals rightfully are very happy with John Rooney. I, too, would like to see more of the 175-inning-and-above starters but I guess we're getting old. Or already have got there.
Edman will get some more time off as we go along. But the depth of the team is lacking and it's hard to take regular players out of the lineup when the club is trying to put together a good streak.
Not yet. The team is .500, not 10 to 15 games under.
Arenado has said that hitting at Busch will be more of a challenge. But he's not exactly half-stepping. Even with his recent slump, he is on target for 100 RBIs and 30-plus homers. I think you would take that coming in. Grichuk, by the way, was sent to the minors several times before getting it right. In Toronto or wherever the Blues Jays play nowadays.
You are entitled to that opinion. The club certainly didn't have the coverage it needed to over-ride the injuries.
Mo already has brought in modest pitching help and is trying for something better. He will take what he can get, considering the Cardinals don't have a lot of tradeable commodities. He's trying to get to August when injured players return but realizes what he has now isn't good enough and must be upgraded, to whatever degree he can.
I don't see Arenado opting out of a contract that pays him so well and from a place he is so happy. That would not be a great strategy, either, if there would be a labor stoppage and he would be a free agent, rather than already employed.
And, as for Flaherty, I could see him pitching for the Dodgers in 2024. Or here.
They don't have enough to get two "very good" starting pitchers during the season, not that they don't need them. I don't think it's time for a long look at either Thomas or Williams in right. Let them develop more in the minors.
I wish I had them. The cards, not the shoe boxes. Well, maybe the shoe boxes, too.
I do not think you have to worry about that. Those options, at $17 and $18 million, almost certainly, will not be picked up.
Everybody will be on hot seat if trends continue as are. Except that somehow Willie McGee has to stay. And this still is a long season ahead of us.
Haven't heard much although college pitchers almost always seem to be at the front of the pack.
I assume you're talking about Pujols. The Dodgers had a place they could play Albert--at first base. That spot isn't open here.