Nogowski is 1-for-12 this season. That doesn't scream "more playing time."
The players generate crazy revenue, so at least some compensation is way overdue. But how do you do that above the table in an equitable fashion? That is the extremely difficult question. This will be a trial-and-error process.
Sure. This playoff race will be a battle without an expanded bracket to aim for. In the National League Central there are four teams with a real chance to win.
We'll see. The Lightning haven't been great lately, but that team will be loaded if Kucherov and Stamkos play.
That would make sense, right? So that means Tyler O'Neill should play lots of left field.
When I say young guys, I point to the speed of Kyrou, Thomas, Walman and even Joshua -- who had pretty good jump when he played.
I suppose they feel that way. And I can assure you that John loses zero sleep over that.
After the remarkable Arenado trade, I give the group a solid B. Returning to the NLCS was a big deal. So was surviving last season. Now you can see a mix of high-end pitching prospects on the cusp and some higher-ceiling hitting prospects in the pipeline. Once the Fowler/Carpenter money is gone and Arenado money is absorbed into the payroll next year, it will be interesting to see if the front office can add more proven offensive depth.
I don't see a number. It would take a slew of devastating injuries to knock the Cardinals way under .500 . . . and that would hardly be Shildt's fault.
Yes, the Cardinals need better pitch command. They are running really high pitch counts inning to inning. That is not sustainable as we all know.
The Cubs are shelling the Brewers today, so the it's a bit early to consider them invincible.
Drawing a blank there. Although Mayor Brett Hull would offer some entertainment value.
The roster is not frozen. So if the young pitching can't step in and add strong support and if the younger outfielders can't, the Cardinals will have to acquire some help.
Agreed, and this is why were are in the spot we're in with this team.
Hurst has reached the majors as a third-round pick, so he has outperformed some prospects picked higher. He was promoted to play late-inning defense in center field, which is not Dylan Carlson's best position. It looks like Hurst is sticking with Nogowski going on the IL with a hand injury and O'Neill returning to active duty.
Trying to be nice today, but the chatters are sure grouchy . . .
Some emotion would be a good thing for this team. Get the boys a bit riled up, although nobody wants to see anybody going kung fu fighting like Johnny Cueto.
The Rams are fading into the past here in the STL, but our friends in England have furious with Stan almost from Day 1 with his soccer foray. London wins.