Thank you--and that might have to be a phone call I should make in the near future.
Memphis is a little light on prospects. I wouldn't mind seeing more of righthander Angel Rondon, a starting pitcher who had two scoreless innings of relief when he was here.
Somebody has to keep trotting. Ordinarily, I would say no. But Martinez is still trotting. Another change or two has to be made in the starting staff.
I do not believe they would want to play anywhere else but here and would have to approve any deal. But you never say never if it means a chance to win again.
That's not the question. Would he be appreciably better and, at the same time, not have his progress retarded by a call-up now?
I have heard nothing of the sort--although in this climate, we are never in the clubhouse anymore.
But it could be both although Molina's career speaks for itself and Carlson and O'Neill are developing.
The teams of 1978, 1980 and 1990 were not in peril because they were not very good. This team, thought to be a good team, is in peril of missing the postseason, which hasn't happened much around here in the past 25 years.
I am not disagreeing. But I still would explore the chances of making a significant deal for this year if it didn't cost too much. We may have a better feel for this after the next two weeks before the All-Star break, the last week to be spent in San Francisco and Chicago, where those teams have a couple of the best home records in baseball. The Cardinals could be out of it by then. e
The Cardinals decided to keep Reyes in the bullpen. Kim hurt his back a couple of times. But, Flaherty's injury was the biggest reason for the staff's fall-off plus the unseen setback of not having Hudson. I could go on, but Martinez's record speaks for itself.
There were almost as many fans at the gymnastics as there were at the ball game. I thought there would be more at Busch on Sunday and this weekend even though the weather was threatening virtually every day.
The front office has to act now if it thinks this year is salvageable. Otherwise, the Cardinals should wait. Not the most popular move, I understand.
I don't see any reason not to count on Hudson for next year and, hopefully, Hicks and Mikolas, too. The roster and staff will undergo considerable churn if this recent trend continues but this may not be necessarily be executed during the season.
I don't know if "panicking' is a word to use here. Not yet anyway. The organization hasn't had a losing season in 14 years. Sometimes, it's not your year.
We shall see, especially in September, if they are out of the race. Attendance was a little lower than I thought it would be this weekend. but we'll have a better barometer when the Giants and Cubs are here for the first two series after the All-Star break.
Last year you have to throw out. To even make the playoffs after not playing for 2 2 1/2 weeks because of COVID-19 was an accomplishment. But a bad season on the field and at the box office will be cause for review, certainly.
They will not be no-hit at all this year. Not with substances being checked.
At some point, you will see Nolan Gorman here next year, perhaps at second base. There is no guarantee about Bader, who may be a trade chip. DeJong has to be better than this although the front office will have to take that leap of faith that he will rebound.
Yes, that may be true. But the Cardinals as a whole were playing better when Knizner was catching many of these games and the staff was much healthier. Oviedo probably shouldn't be here, so we look at the front office which put him here, feeling it was out of necessity. t
DeJong maybe. I don't see Edman bringing much.