First things first. Starting pitching has to fixed. Marte is a fine player but the Cardinals need a lefthanded hitter so Gorman might get a look there.
Emotions are running high at this time of year, especially with the Padres going down the tubes. Not much different than Molina-Ponce de Leon confrontation except you couldn't hear any of that. It hardly seems to have affected the Cardinals.
Goldschmidt very much has a chance at a Gold Glove, as well as Arenado, Molina, Bader, O'Neill.
Lester and Happ weren't exactly high on the Cardinals' list when the season began. They thought they had enough starting pitching then.
Yes, both well could be back.
That's hard to say. You usually don't DFA players who have been with the club all season. It sets a bad precedent. Perhaps somebody will be injured. Ponce de Leon could be a casualty.
Wainwright will start if available. Otherwise, it could be Lester or some combination of pitchers like the Padres used against the Cardinals in last year's playoffs.
There are umpire supervisors at most, if not all, the games, and they file reports. Umpires could be cost postseason chances by poor regular-season work.
They want to see hitters like Arenado hit more homers here. He has a lot of long fly outs.
They do apologize sometimes, maybe even in the same game.
Wainwright, because of injury, unfortunately missed two seasons at the peak (we thought!) of his career and much of another one more recently. He won't have quite enough wins to merit strong consideration.
Any free agent of his caliber is worth a look. It depends on the interest, the years and the money.
I'm hoping that cooler heads prevail and the Cardinals' defense, as good as it's ever been, will be able to play in the same size environs.
Tyler O'Neill got a lot better, didn't he? DeJong had a fractured rib with which he was dealing although I don't know how much it affected him. All I know is that there is too much talent there just to write him off.
The Mets' TV crew is one of the best so I rarely disagree with them. But Molina also has more than 2,000 hits and more than 2,000 games played. A 10th Gold Glove should cinch it. He has had five .300 seasons, too.
Gallegos could be the answer at the end of the game. Hicks could return at form and Carrera, Helsley and Whitley also will be back in the bullpen, with possibly Garcia and McFarland, too. I think there's enough there.
Kyle Schwarber seems like a good fit on their club as DH or reserve outfielder. He is a lefthanded hitter with big power and on-base percentage. I don't know what the money would be, though.
In time. Don't know if anybody but Gorman is close to being ready yet for the majors.