Sosa's strength is fielding versatility -- although the fact that Edman can play shortstop covering some of that. So, again, if a guy like Rondon looks like he can be dangerous hitter playing part time, then he has a chance. It's hard to find guys who can do that.
And yet all winter chatters were demanding that the Cardinals turn the page on him.
We'll see. We're still very early in the evaluation process. If it turns out that Mikolas has a true physical setback, that changes a lot.
There wasn't much life away from the ballpark for these guys last year. But that's a good question for the baseball guys.
Sure, money is a big factor. Attendance varies from spot to spot, creating operational challenges for minor league team owners. Also, reducing COVID-19 risk for reserve players while awaiting access to the vaccine is another benefit of using the alternate site approach for a month.
Sure, the top pros who played against Tiger in his prime benefited from the ride and they know it. Plus Tiger, for all of his faults away from the course, is keenly aware his place in golf history and his need to give back to the sport. Since hasn't been in the chase for many victories, that assassin side of his personality hasn't been as evident.
I'll go with Bull Durham. I've seen quite a few of those career minor leaguers hang of the game over the years. I really empathathize with those who are so close yet so far.
True enough. The Cardinals hopes he regained some of that in Winter Ball, then he flopped in his debut. If he can't settle back into comfortable, repeatable mechanics then his career will be in trouble.
The easy answer is money. The Cardinals want to lower payroll this year due to massive revenue losses. Odorizzi is holding out to get paid. He is waiting for a team to feel more urgency and therefore more willingness to spend.
Who knows what Ron Hextall was thinking. Not only did he trade Schenn, arguing that Nolan Patrick was ready to step in, but he also took back the Ghost of Jori Lehtera in the deal. Do they not scout games before making trades? What a catastrophe.
The A-10 Tournament is underway and SLU beat UMass today to get one step closer. But the Billikens might have to win that event to reach the NCAA Tournament. Right now their fate is tied to other teams trying to get in. As for Mizzou, winning at Florida clinched their spot in the Big Dance. Now it's just a question of what seed the Tigers will get.
All along I wondered about that signing, since the team had Shea Theodore in place as its lead defenseman and it had to move defenseman Nate Schmidt and center Paul Stastny to fit Pietrangelo under the cap. I'm not sure the Golden Knights came out of all of that better.
Some people will bet on anything, but wagering on exhibition baseball would be even worse than better on preseason football.
All indications are that the discussion on those issues are dead for this year. But those are just indications. The owners and players have not come out and written that edict in blood.
Somebody who wasn't on the team at any point at all? Maybe reliever Johan Quezada, who could fill in if others have issues. He looks the part anyway.
I did not. Wayne came and went through the Blues in a blur. It was always nice to see Janet in the wives' lounge. But I never talked to the Great One's dad.