This team won't be last on homers with Arenado essentially replacing Wong in the lineup. There is potentia for more pop with Dylan Carlson adding more power in right field but, again, who knows about left field right now.
A team that gets hot in postseason play can make a run. That's the beauty of baseball. The Cardinals have done it before . . . and they have fallen victim to that before, especially when the caught the Red Sox after their miraculous comeback against the Yankees.
If Missouri can get Dru Smith, Xavier Pinson and Mark Smith to play well in the same game, the Tigers can beat just about anybody, And Mark Smith looked more like his old self shooting the ball at Georgia. With Tilmon back, they have a chance to restore order. But again, it comes done to those guards playing more consistently efficient basketball. Teams are denying their drives, so lately we've seen a lot of penetration into the lane followed by a stumble-stop travesl, forced shots off balance or an errant pass.
But his career numbers are still superior to most of the pitchers who have come and gone from the game. He's a competiive guy. He just has to stay hinged, which has been easier said than done.
I have been to the park, yes. Cozy and well-situated near the entertainment district. Check out Central BBQ.
When the employer and the union can't agree on a contract and there's an impasse, the owners can lock out the union. Or the union could decide to go on strike. Either way there's a work stoppage. Each side seeks leverage in the economic suffering of the other. Given the beating the owners are taking due to the pandemic, I wonder how eager they will be to shut down the industry again just as we get past the pandemic. They would have to believe the concessions they can beat out of the players are bigger than the losses they suffer during the stoppage. As for the players, the high-paid veterans lost a lot of money during the pandemic. Are they willing to add to those losses for the benefit of the up-and-coming guys?
All of that makes sense. Everything has been a fight so far between the Cardinals and Flaherty. And Jack knows that if he's healthy, he has $30 million-per-year talent in the current market. DeWitt knows the risk/reward scenario on long-term pitching contracts is scary.
Jon is not getting $30 million this year, though.
Justin Faulk! He had a tough season in 2019-20 and I figured he would be exposed in the expansion draft. Instead he has been one of the team MVPs.
Kipnis is second baseman, so I didn't see the fit there. Garcia might have fit, but then again Matt Carpenter is being prepared for that role this year as he plays out the string.
But there is no arguing with the Torts troll.
He might waive his clause if he could play full-time somewhere. But what other teams seems him as an everyday DH and why would the Cardinals want to eat 95 percent of still another contract?
Dylan lost some confidence hitting into outs up at this level. He need a break from that. Also, he needed to keep working on his adjustments to off-speed stuff. Opponents quickly figured out how to keep him off-balance.
Initally the thought with Jaden was that he was not seriously hurt. But this has dragged on a bit and, given his injury history, I suppose there's reason to be fretful. As for timetables, the Blues don't say much unless a guy is seriously hurt as Thomas was.
Tatum might be headed there, if he can make a full recovery. There have been many great players, but Jayson might be truly elite.
Yeah, the Cardinals caugh a break on that. They offered Heyward even more money than the Cubs did.
The same ones as always, Brewers, Cubs and Reds. The projections for all three are similar.
Not really. I'm old, so I built a lot of model cars back in the day with airplane glue. I suppose that explains a lot.