I believe he will keep an eye on the market. I know he did get good Justin Williams reports from the alternate camp and Lane Thomas is worth one more look after his lost campaign. The outfield could be fluid this year.
And as I just noted, the outfield scenario figures to be fluid. The Cardinals will be opportunistic, as in, looking for value if they do sign an outfielder. Their urgency can change as they learn more about the incumbents.
Good for him. Glad to see him get his life in order.
No, the Cardinals have ample pitching. At the right price they will add one more veteran to add protection for Mikolas coming back from repairs, Carlos being Carlos and a bunch of young guys still feeling their way. But I do see strength in numbers.
Sure. But given the fact the team is still trying to get to a lower payroll in 2021 than it had in 2020, I would not expect a blockbuster.
True enough. Paul should be a decent No. 6 hitter and a reliable fielder. Putting him on the spot offensively hasn't been fair to him, but the team didn't have better options.
Well, we'll see. Hard to say that before spring training starts. And it doesn't matter how he looks in February. We'll judge him in July.
Nothing about Puig screams "Cardinals." As for Fowler, I am surprised the team would eat so much money when he still had a bit of value. I figured he would start the season with the team to see how it went. Then, as the team got deeper in the season, the remaining contract could be eaten in smaller bites. Mozeliak did Mike Shildt a favor by not putting him in the tough spot of phasing out a proud veteran. The Cardinals also took good care of Fowler with this move, giving him the softest possible landing.
I would make the strike zone bigger to shorten at bats and force hitters to not only hit, but become more well-rounded with their hitting. Instead of waiting and waiting and waiting for a pitch to lift, perhaps the bigger strike zone would force hitters to go up to the plate to hit.
The team just had a four-game winning streak, so there's no need to drop the plunger on it. There's work to do with new players and the abbreviated camp plus limited practice time only makes the chore harder. Berube has lots of pieces, so he can move parts around and move guys in and out while trying to get that more consistent effort.
Good call there. Silent George didn't exact court media coverage, so he stayed under the radar a bit. Nice player, good teammate.
That seems to be the strong, strong consensus.
Yes, He needs more polish for the live arm of his. He needs better command. Starting requires a different mindset than relief work and maybe he will settle into that some day.
We will see more and more broadcast go the streaming route since it has already become prominent. NBC getting rid of the NBC Sports Network later this year and moving some of that stuff to Peacock is one sign of that. Some day I will have to unplug the cable and get a smart TV like the kids have.
Very good. I have raised that point often.
Tyler O'Neill did a nice job in the field last season, but nothing about his offensive work suggests he won't face job competition.
La Russa. Tony liked to counterpunch when he was miffed. He could get confrontational from time to time. Berube just shuts it down when he's sour. The Chief has been sour a lot lately.