Well. maybe. Steering the game away from launch angle and the three true outcomes won't be easy. These things tend to run in cycles and that's the cycle we are in now. Derrick Goold has a theory on how to ease the game back on course -- call lower strikes, put the sinker back in the game and put more contact back in the game. It's more complex than that, but that's the gist of it.
I don;t see the $20.5 million man on that list.
I have no knowledge of his contract stipulations in Anaheim. As for the one-day contract thing, I hate that. What a dumb idea. Signing a one-day contract doesn't mean you retired with that team. So you get a photo op out of it. Big deal. I stick with my grumpy old man view on ceremonial signings. Bah!
Oh, the Tortorella troll is back! I've stupidity over the years in these chats, but I can't imagine anybody could ever trump the Tortorella Troll.
Ask Clayton Kershaw: There are no sure things in baseball.
It's easy. You scroll down the list of Cardinals spring training batting averages and you have to get to Page 2 to find Carpenter.
I probably made my first ballpark trip (in Motown) in 1966 or so. So I'm up there too.
Let's see what all the starters do. This will be fluid, especially if Mikolas comes back to full strength. Both Gant and Ponce de Leon could move in and out of the rotation this year.
OK, that looks like it's all for today. Thanks for the questions and comments. See you next time!