I haven't heard of the possible disposition of the Rule V draft. But February might be a little late for it. It might be shelved for a year.
26. Two for Red and 6 for Stan, two of my longtime friends.
I would say first-to-home,Coleman. Straight dash, hard to determine
I don't think those two pitchers are interested in signing minor-league contracts yet.
I would think spring training should give us a good indication but if there still is uncertainty, you can't go too far into the regular season before making a judgment.
Thank you very much. Briefly, the nickname originally referred to my ability to read some complicated boards when the sports staff had an APBA football league and I attended many of the games, even when my team wasn't playing. The baseball side, whatever the players and front offices might have thought of me, came later.
Clemens still has a chance next month. Then, there will be another discussion.
We don't know that these pitchers aren't under consideration. They tried to sign Miller last year and they've already had LeBlanc and Barraclough.
I've already stumped for Moran. I haven't seen nearly as much of Santana. Anybody the Cardinals sign should be able to play first and third.
The Cardinals apparently decided Matz was more cost efficient than Rodon, who wasn't healthy near the end of this past season. Rodon is the better pitcher when they are healthy, though.
I wouldn't rule it out but that would have to be predicated on DeJong failing at shortstop, which I haven't envisioned just yet. Edman does have a lot of shortstop in his college and minor league background.
If you're talking about credibility because Ortiz didn't play often in the field, consider that one-inning relievers have been inducted and another DH in Edgar Martinez has, too. If you're talking about credibility relative to the steroids era, Ortiz was never suspended. Suspected? That's a different story. I do not believe he will be a first-timer.
Matz was 14-7 last year for a contending team in Toronto. I think that was one of the best signings of the off-season, considering the cost.
A 17-game winning streak always is an outlier. But all I know is that in the most important game of the season, the wild-card game in Los Angeles, leadoff man Tommy Edman had three of the Cardinals' five hits, stole two bases and scored the Cardinals' only run. Looks like pretty good leading off to me.
I wasn't on that particular voting committee but that reasoning may have played into it although all 10 candidates on that ballot were very strong ones.
Yes, I would say the Cardinals would try to sign two but might settle for one and another pitcher who can be a starter or long reliever. I wouldn't see Lester in that role, for instance.
Yes, So wasn't quite ready for prime-time yet in 2002.
Pitchers first. Shortstops? He's not really interested at those prices.