That would be delightful reading. But Gabe Kapler should get almost every first-place for that Giants team winning 109 games, counting the playoffs.
I really hadn't thought about that because I like DeJong's defense at shortstop. If he isn't a regular at shortstop, he will have to play some other positions.
By accounts we read, a lockout could come as early as Dec. 2, if there is no labor agreement by Dec. 1. That would kill the winter meetings, many suspect.
Qualifying offer might go but luxury tax, I predict, will stay.
Edman's value, to me, is much higher than his sub. 700 OPS because he's one of the top base stealers in the league and also was second in doubles. No, he doesn't walk a lot but when he does, that often turns into a double, too. He scored more than 90 runs and most clubs would take that out of their leadoff man.
I would think they would try to resuscitate him because without Chris Taylor, they don't have much else to put in center field. There still is a lot of raw talent in Bellinger but his swing is all messed up and it looked as if he was hurt much of the year.
Nolan Arenado thinks Carlson could make a run for the Gold Glove and that's good enough for me.
Sports and the money their performers make have been intertwined for a long time. I don't think the general public cares what an entertainer makes but, then again, the entertainer is rarely in a win or lose situation. The entertainer almost always wins. The sports team, dependent on more than one entertainer, as it were, doesn't always win.
Carlos Correa of Houston easily is the best and most reliable of the free agent shortstops defensively. He is Gold and Platinum this year.
Yes, if free agency is offered after five years, Flaherty could be eligible for it at this time next year.
The Cardinals never seemed quite sure if Kim had recovered from injuries and he wasn't so sure himself sometimes. They didn't think they could count on him for very long and his velocity had dropped to 90 and below. No word on the "philosophical differences." That will be for Mike Shildt to detail some day, if he chooses to.
I have been to big-league games in 55 ball parks, counting Montreal and Hawaii. Three parks each in St. Louis and Atlanta. The only one I missed while I was working and it was still up was the Kingdome.
I think the players will get five years for free agency or two for arbitration but not both. But there are so many balls in play here, the only true prediction I can make is that this is going to take a while. ,
The Cubs will do some spending but not to an excess.
I'm not saying he won't try but he doesn't consider that one of his biggest needs.
The DH will provide another option. But Gorman is not a regular player--yet-- for the Cardinals, as we sit here on Nov. 15
The streak will have a long shelf life in my memory bank because I never had witnessed anything like it, especially with a team that had been just so-so before that streak started.
Confidence in a consistent approach may be his biggest woe. Sometimes he thinks he hs found it only to discover that he hasn't.
That doesn't mean Goldschmidt is going to play every game. He is 34 now. And not just any outfielder can play first base. There is much more to it than that.