Thirty would be something, but I don't see that happening unless Albert had 450 to 500 at-bats and that's not going to happen because you're going to have to run for him in tight games in the late innings.
I don't see why not. The Reds have been gutted.
I can't either, partially because of injuries. Matt Morris had five or more good seasons and so probably did Jaime Garcia, but they weren't in succession. You would be hard-pressed to find many teams that had starters with five or more good seasons in succession, based on how many injuries there have been.
I would never rule out a pitch clock but I don't think you'd see it employed with runners on base. As for the overall game times, you have to factor in TV and radio sponsorship time in the majors, relative to what they are in the minors.
No, because Kershaw's prime lasted longer than Tudor, who had some good years and one amazing one.
Hicks actually has five pitches, encompassing two fastballs (one sinker, one four-seamer), two sliders (one faster than the other) and a changeup. No one knows, however, how this really will work out.
Well said. DeJong does look better. Forget the average, at least for a while.
He might like to do it, but let's see how it's going in late June or so.
I don't think Waino is going to catch him. But they didn't have 15 pitchers then either.
With all due respect, Carpenter was much older.