Steve Carlton or Lee Smith, because they are National Hall of Famers.
May 21. You're a month off.
Better than the Marlins used to be because the Marlins have a legitimate lineup and a legitimate catcher in Jacob Stallings to handle a legitimate pitching staff.
Perhaps Parker's drug use (he was among the Pittsburgh seven in the cocaine flap in the early 1980s) has contributed. He always got my vote and will continue to do so because for at least five years, he was the best player in the game.
Twelve is about right for Flaherty, given that he will miss about five or six weeks of the season. But the Brewers don't have much of an offense. Check out third base and center field, for instance. The Cardinals can overtake them.
That's the price of doing business and the hotels have been hurt the past two years because (a) there weren't any crowds or (b) reduced crowds because of the pandemic. Weekend games traditionally have been expensive propositions. I wish everybody could get a chance to go but the best I can tell you is to try for games during the week, rather than the weekend.
This is the way our National Pastime is being played now. No sacrifice bunts and limited stolen bases. We won't see much of a variance, I'm afraid.
It was either $5,000 or $10,000. At the time, the trade didn't seem too awful because Rick Wise was also a top-shelf pitcher. As it turned out, Carlton went from top-shelf to Cooperstown although Wise was not bad when he was here. He just wasn't great. .
Gorman needed more work on his defense and he didn't do well at bat this spring. Edman has had the experience of several successful years in the majors and you get credit for that. Gorman has had one spectacular week in Triple-A this year. Is that enough to bring him up tomorrow? I think not.
Al Hrabosky. Ken Dayley, Steve Kline come to mind.
If every decision was made on eight games, we'd have complete chaos. My stance is that DeJong looked very good in the spring and has looked better than his average, albeit low, during the first 10 days. He has better numbers then Goldschmidt, for what that's worth, which is nothing. Are you suddenly going to play Albert every day at first base? In your defense, the team did play well last year with Sosa at shortstop.
Javier would be my first choice but Whitey Kurowski has a compelling case, as do a couple of others. But Julian would come in from the Dominican Republic and I would like to see that.
Yes, Scott and I did talk and we were both optimistic about his chances of getting into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the next couple of years.
Mike Shildt was/is a good manager and I hope he gets another job in that arena, regardless of how his departure went down, which wasn't handled in the best possible fashion.
From an historical standpoint, Roger Maris would be one.
I don't think Edman would be a Gold Glover at shortstop.
I don't foresee the outfielders being dealt with. And I hope the infielders aren't either.
Wouldst that it were. I asked Marmol about that and I didn't get the idea there would be a lot of sacrificing or hitting and running by the Cardinals.
I don't think either Baker or Yepez will be an outstanding defender but Yepez hasn't had much work there yet. He might improve. So far, you are right.
That's something to consider in time but not after eight games. I do like him hitting third, though.