He will not be here after this season.
Oct. 3 unless there are playoffs, which he will be doing.
I don't see them signing anybody to a four-year deal or five-year deal, such as the aforementioned players. They have to pay Arenado themselves next year, you know. But they will sign a pitcher.
I am astonished. Their club seemed full of players on the downside and others who hadn't made it to the upside. Great job by front office and Gabe Kapler, who did not earn high marks for his managing in Philadelphia.
They'll be out there as free agents. But they might get better offers than a one-year deal and the Cardinals might find somebody younger they like better. I would say neither would be here.
Some of both. But Arenado seems in the midst of a big run here and when you have a star like that, he can take you places. Also, it has helped that none of the teams with whom the Cardinals are competing for the final playoff spot are really all that good.
I will have a minor league report in a week to 10 days when their seasons are ending. And thanks for your kind words for the P-D staff.
Sanchez already has been sent back to Memphis so the Cardinals have only two catchers. Yepez doesn't have to go on the 40-man roster until after the season and the club, I presume, would rather see him play every day for a couple of more weeks at Memphis than sit on the bench here. He isn't going to play first or third.
Besides Carpenter, Andrew Miller and part of Fowler, who's really coming off the books? Molina is back and Wainwright, they hope, too, and their numbers will go up a bit. They have to pay Arenado themselves next year. And O'Neill is arbitration eligible, as are Flaherty, Gallegos, Bader and Reyes.
Perhaps it's because the Reds play nine of their final 18 against Pittsburgh, beginning tomorrow night.
Simba's speech was very good. He had 21 months to get it ready, as it turned out. Good of Walker to mention his time here, too, and he occasionally shows up at camp in Jupiter.
Yes, atttitudes have changed, but so has the talent supply.
Flaherty, in answer to a previous question, will throw a bullpen session on Thursday, perhaps another one next week and then make a rehab appearance. He could be back for final 10 days or so but when he returns he comes back as a reliever. Wainwright would start a playoff game unless he is needed to pitch the final game of the regular season on Oct. 3.
I see Woodford making at least a couple of more starts this year. Next year, he is a candidate. He looks a lot more confident this time around.
DeJong is a more dangerous offensive player. Sosa, of course, has been the more consistent but he is not a patient hitter. There's room for both--for three weeks anyway.
You can't replace everybody. Starting pitching still is the Cardinals' biggest need for next year. As of now, they have one they can rely on. And he's 40.
He was around for a while. I'm sure he's not traveling. I'll look into it, but he's out for the season. And, by the way, in answer to a previous question, his contract will be coming off the books next season, too, so there is a little more flexibility for management.
Buck Showalter has made it clear he's always available.
A day off from the field is almost as good as a day off entirely. This is where the DH helps a player still appear in close to 160 games but not have to play in the field in 10 or 15 of them. As for how much rest is needed, that is better decided on a case-by-case basis and the feel the manager has.
Gorman is going to strike out, but he's a lefthanded hitter with power and the Cardinals nave none of those on their club, save Carlson as a switch-hitter.