That .239 counts his five-for-48 with the Cardinals. With Washington in 95 at-bats, Thomas is hitting .305 with an OPS of .933. Those two numbers are pretty good.
Generally, the public relations staff of a particular club will provide the information although once in a while you have something like that in your own files. The PR staffs have been the ones with the info for many years now.
The Cardinals' bench isn't exactly teeming with hot, lefthanded pinch hitters right now. Carpenter and Nootbaar are a combined 0 for their last 42.
Arenado has little speed. That's the one tool he lacks. O'Neill has speed. Arenado is the better player. O'Neill the better athlete as a player.
Waino might even get a mention for MVP but Cy Young is for best pitcher, regardless of team record, and Scherzer, Buehler and some others may have an edge there.
Yes, bur how many of them are starting now? Two. And one of them hasn't won a game as a starter in two years.
I think Flaherty could go either way but I would think talks of an extension could start sometime early next year when the team is assured he is healthy enough to offer a long-term deal.
You get only 28 players and not 40 any more, so those days are probably over when you have 14- and 15-man pitching staffs.
Woodford and Lester against Stroman and Megill.
I think Scherzer likes it a lot in Los Angeles and, if the Dodgers can get out of the Bauer contract, they well might go hard after Scherzer. They won't be paying Clayton Kershaw $31 million anymore either.
That was supposed to be a big talking point internally this past off-season. But I didn't lament the trade of Thomas. I thought he had plenty of chances here but never seemed comfortable, always looking over his shoulder.
The last I heard was adequate to above.
The postseason roster would be another issue although I would say yes, at least for the wild-card playoff round, because it is only one game and you don't need some of your starting pitchers and can load up with more bench men and/or relievers.
There may well be a job for Pujols in the organization someday although I'm not sure how his 10-year personal services deal with the Angels goes after they cut him loose.
How much money are you talking about spending? And you know nobody's going to be whipping out those checkbooks until they're sure there's a labor agreement for next year and beyond.
I think Carpenter would be an excellent coach at any level, from amateur to professional. I haven't heard any talk about it but can only assume he would have interest.
Not sure what you mean here. The Cardinals' pitching injuries started even before they were playing, with Mikolas and Kim, and just continued. Their team was not unusual. See New York Mets and Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.
I assume Starling Marte, now with Oakland, was the player to whom you were referring. Yes, Scherzer would be nice. But does he want to come home? Or does he want to be a club that may have a better chance to go all the way?. The Cardinals' outfield is fine. You can debate shortstop all you want but they have to have pitching help, first and foremost.