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I predict that Goldy will hit second, as he did for much of this past season. O'Neill third and Arenado fourth.
Jake Woodford will be a valuable member of the Cardinals' staff because of his versatility--whether it is as a fifth starter or long reliever who can eat innings and start, if necessary. At the end of the season, he was a much better pitcher than he was at the beginning and I'm sure being around Wainwright didn't hurt him.
That certainly is your prerogative although I would expect more serious discussions to begin after the holidays.
There are more than a dozen in the group and I don't have the percentages in front me. The DeWitt family has one-quarter or more of the club.
Tommy Edman scored 91 runs and stole 30 bases and had 41 doubles. His two-base-hit total and steals put him at the top of both those categories in the league this past season. If he could walk more--and I think he can--I don't see leadoff as a big problem.
Yes, 1990 was not one of the Cardinals' finest hours as manager Whitey Herzog, frustrated by the inconsistent play of a team which had a potful of prospective free agents, threw up his hands and walked away in mid-season.
We haven't had our meeting yet but I would hope Tewksbury's name at least would be considered.
You're right in that O'Neill has had only one good year but it was a great year. That might be the difference. I think he has proven himself on both sides of the ball besides being one of the fastest Cardinals on the bases.
I like your idea. But I think that it will not get very far in the negotiations, which are likely to produce at least two more playoff teams and, egad, possibly four.
Thank you, sir. I think both sides have moved on. Kim would want to start anyway if he were to stay over here. Otherwise, he would return to starting in Korea, I assume.
The Cardinals do have one new hitting coach this year in former big leaguer Turner Ward, who, in the course of a long career, likely went through some of the things that DeJong has experienced. I anticipate those two having a long talk.
Clemson, Mississippi State, Missouri are three that come to mind.
There will be more "Where Are They Now" pieces. Glenn Brummer and the Christmas Miracle of August, 1982 (straight steal of home) is in the works.
Mikolas had one huge year in 2018, a much better year than Matz has had, and the Cardinals were trying to prevent Mikolas from considering free agency when they made that big offer. I like what I saw of Mikolas late in the season now that it appears he is healthy.
I guess there's a chance. But the Cardinals need to worry about winning in 2022, first.
That might be a team to look at. But they aren't idiots there. The A's have made a lot of not very much quite often in recent years.
Some players are paid on a 12-month schedule rather than the six-month norm of the regular season. I don't see much reason for a one-year extension of the agreement. We need a four- or five-year deal so that we aren't talking about this nonsense again next year.
As both the owners and player slog through negotiations, I hope they think about the fans every day.
Yes, Marquis could do some damage as a lefthanded-hitting, righthanded pitcher. We had him in "Where" in the past year.