If Harrison Bader and Tyler O'Neill had stayed healthy and produced, I do not believe we would have seen much of Carpenter at second base.
He had a good run, but it's hard to imagine a good endinig.
The front saw three straight quality starts this week. They expected to see that all season. This team was always going to win (or lose) based on how well the pitching held up.
If could stick in the league like Jaskin did, that would be great. That's step one. But there is a chance he could bang around and score some tough goals.
Not really. Mike Matheny was pretty stubborn too.
Armstrong offered Pietrangelo $64 million. I suppose he could have offered even more, but he was adhering to a structure he used to build the team in the first place. I believe he actually put more total dollars on the table than Vegas. It's not like he decided to let Alex go.
Yeah, this is baseball, not a video game. Just play the game. Find away on base. Find a way to score.
Apparently ESPN never calls us.
It appears that Tatum has moved into the lead as the STL's top pro player. He just keeps getting better.
If enough guys get hurt, I suppose that could happen. But his offensive track record doesn't suggest he could transform this offense at this point.
Yeah, probably. The Angels have not been a juggernaut in his time out there. He had a chance to become an iconic figure here and that would have had special value for a baseball purist like him.
A lot of players need to elevate their play. So, yes, it's unfair to single out one or two guys. So who IS playing to their max potential now? And why don't the pieces fit together better?