As far as Alden is concerned, keep buying the paper and, if that's not in your wheelhouse, keep up with us on-line. We'll make it worth your while.
He looks like a good fit for a team with a lot of veterans on it that needs to compete now, before it is too late for Scherzer.
He is qualified but Jack Clark's stay of three years does work against him, I suspect, especially when he missed much of 1986 with injury. I'm in his corner.
This probably would only occur this year if somehow Nolan Gorman convinced everyone he could be a regular at second and if Paul DeJong faltered and Edman was needed at shortstop.
I don't mind the chess game part of baseball, at all. I do mind hitters strolling around outside the box and pitchers not letting their fielders in on the action.
You are not crazy. This will be the lineup with "somebody" being DeJong, or possibly Sosa.
Check out his stats (.323, .837 OPS in nearly 100 at-bats) in Busch Stadium. We're not talking about a regular player here.
Thank you. I do hope people can develop more confidence in attending games downtown but I understand their potential trepidation. Beer is always going to be over-priced, so you'll have to get used to that.
Merry Christmas to you and, when action resumes, the club may well consider looking at extensions for Bader, O'Neill and perhaps Flaherty, if he is interested. O'Neill and Flaherty would be at the top of my list.
There wasn't as much written about Pujols because the on-line presence was in its infancy.
All could be very helpful. But at what price? The bullpen still needs to be addressed first and then another starting pitcher/long man
I could see Rondon on a minor-league contract. He actually was quite helpful as a pinch hitter and spot player although not a great defender.
I would think Seager fancies himself as a regular third baseman somewhere. But if he doesn't mind being a bench player/DH, I would be interested.
He, indeed, did come up to say hello to me in July and thank me just before he got traded to the White Sox.
I agree that seven-inning doubleheaders should be one admission. But, as expensive as big-league games can be to attend, fans are owed nine innings whenever possible, even if it's a split doubleheader.
Don't hold your breath. But the Cardinals have plenty of money to do two or three lesser-scale signings which could fill in some obvious pitching and bench holes.
I guess Paul DeJong's return to previous form might surprise people, so I'll stick with that. Otherwise, Juan Yepez, if he gets enough at-bats.
Randy Poffo, as he was known then, hit .254 in four seasons as a catcher in the Cardinals' system (three years) and one year with the Reds at Class A Tampa in 1974. He became a little more savage in the ring, apparently.
I would be surprised if Shildt didn't manage again. His record is too good. There were just two jobs available this year. The Mets wanted a name in Showalter and the A's appear to want to stay in house with Mark Kotsay.