I don't know that the umpires are scored with a number grade after every game. Their review is based on what they are doing during a season. The people watching the game can tell if the umpire had a good game or not. They don't need a number attached to it, just like a pitcher who gives up seven runs in the first inning.
At least there is no rhetoric flying back and forth--yet. So that is good. I would hope there is no delay in the season because fans won't accept that anymore from millionaires on both sides of the ball.
I don't know if it's a lot more than the adjustments DeJong needs to make that he hasn't made.
And thank you. Jeff probably would thank you, too.
I don't think Wainwright will be coming back in 2022 or any other year. Next year will be it and I don't think he cares too much about stats other than the starts he will have with Molina.
Next year, Perez will be the shortstop at Memphis and then we'll see how far he is from St. Louis. He still is just 22 years old.
They could use a lefthanded starter if Lester, Happ, LeBlanc and Kim all are not back. But Stroman, who will command big dollars, would help anyone.
The only real change I could see is that the FO tries even harder to backstop the club with enough starting pitching candidates, no matter how many it appears the team has.
You would think Torey Lovullo's seat would be hot but you don't hear anything out of Phoenix about him. Tingler should be all right for another year. The Padres are another team which got caught without enough depth in the rotation, as witness their use of Velasquez and Arrieta this weekend in their most important series of the season.
He might need to get his average above .200.
He hadn't had a bad game in over a month. You've got a tough grading system.
All of the above probably would be looked at. Rosario is the best defensive player of that bunch, if that matters. Miller and Schwarber probably shouldn't be on defense.
Failing to make a decent trade for DeJong, I would make it an open competition for the position next spring. Sosa goes into camp with the job but that doesn't mean he leaves camp with it.
The Cardinals have former No. 1 rounder Delvin Perez about a year away from the big-league level at shortstop so there is no need to give somebody else a five-year deal. Also, if you think Nolan Gorman can play second base--and the Cardinals do--then Tommy Edman could play shortstop, if it's not Sosa or DeJong. That is Edman's natural position. Shortstop isn't even close to being an issue with the Cardinals.
Willy Adams was a bit more than a "dumpster dive." He was starting in the World Series last year. But Stearns (early) and Mozeliak (later) both have show acumen this year in picking up marginal players for not very much outlay.
Thanks very much. And it is very much about the starting pitching, as we and the folks in San Diego, New York and elsewhere have learned.
DeJong would have to be a regular player to be a contributing player. And I think he will be. Somewhere.
Dakota Hudson was the compensatory pick for Heyward. Not many folks complaining about him getting away for an eight-year deal.