He seems happy. He sounds pleased in interviews. He has happy body language during games.
You can put an infielder in short right field and he can throw out a player at first. A player playing rover in left field has no chance to throw a guy out at first. So the shifts are different. Against a right-hander, you can put the second baseman slightly to the other side of second to take away hits of the middle. That allows the shortstop to move a bit more to his left to take away some of the left-side hole.
I'll say no. The Wild are due to play a great 60-mnute game and they have not lost three in a row all season.
I'm not sure that view is widely held in the STL.
I wouldn't limit that search to left-handed hitters, since Carlson will play every day as a switch-hitter. It is possible to find right-handed hitting outfielders who don't need to be platooned. But that said, David Peralta and Joey Gallo are two names often linked to the Cardinals.
Yes, the Blues did a first-class job for a franchise treasure.
Imagine the Cardinals offense with Wong at second base and Edman in the outfield. Wong is off to a nice start in Milwaukee, aside from the minor injury.
Binnington has had that issue as well. That has been a hot trend in the NHL, shooters trying to attack the short side. Of course, that's easier said than done.
As I noted earlier, he has utility potential. His conversion to catching came late.
If these outfielders don't take advantage of their opportunity, then they will be replaced. I'd say the franchise sees Carlson as a long-term asset, but the rest of those guys still have to prove themselves. O'Neill and Bader have high floors -- due to their outfield range -- so they figure to stick around as No. 4/5 outfielders as their worst-case scenario.
Typically managers still manage after getting booted. There are always people running back and forth to the clubhouse, so conveying the messages is easy.
He hit the ball over the fence. Complaining that he didn't hit the ball way over the fence seems to be a bit extreme.
Johnson wasn't ready to play coming out of high school. Almost nobody is. As for the incident, the guys were being stupid and Johnson ended up wrenching his knee. I don't know that any more detail is needed. In today's world, somebody probably would have captured that with their phone.
I've known Harlan from his first days in KC. Great guy! And excitable. He has a nice call on hoops and I bet he could learn hockey, but it takes time. So, yes, I would expect the new TV deals to draw in experienced hockey play-by-play guys.
He looks ready, no? I like his demeanor. And he is imposing. I see this team using nine or 10 different starters over time, but I'd be surprised if Johan got 20-plus starts at this point.
Miller wasn't good here and he didn't fit in. Bad combo! He had been The Show in Buffalo and his act didn't play well here. He figured out how to accept a lesser role so he could relocate to the West Coast to accomodate his wife's acting career.
I agree totally. Might he some day become the Rich Man's Eli Marrero? Is that hyping him too much?
We'll see. There is some interesting talent coming up and the management team found away to add Arenado. The franchise will be positioned pretty well from 2022 and beyond.
A lot of things! This team has yet to get into its airtight smothering mode. It needs to find that level AND get all the top forwards scoring AND get Binnington back into game-stealing mode. We see flashes of all that, but this team isn't playing nearly as well as it did heading into the 2019 playoffs. It must use the remaining games well.