Damn rain. Would be fun to watch. But yes, I'm doubting we get our chance.
If the lineup on MLB.com is accurate, he is in the lineup and batting 5th against Royals southpaw Daniel Lynch.
I think Hicks will go through lineup once, if that, for starters. Don't think he will go three.
It's headed toward a hearing unless a compromise arrives before then to take the hearing off the books. Need to see if a date has been scheduled. Good question to ask today at the ballpark.
It's a little early for that. Edman is a Gold Glove winning second baseman who is one of four Cardinals to homer this season. Gorman had a frustrating camp that didn't see him capitalize on his chance to make the big league bench. The DH spot means Gorman and Edman don't have to conflict for playing time, too.
Some have homes here. Some have homes here and elsewhere. Some rent homes. Some rent apartments. Few stay in hotels unless they are in-between the majors and the minors. Some have their families here with them. Some families don't relocate here during the season. It's all over the map. The friends and family section of the ballpark usually has a big crowd of, well, friends and family.
He will get in next year, is my bet.
For some teams, he would be. As much as any modern catcher is an "every-day" catcher. Most teams are using timeshares at the position between two guys these days. The Cardinals could be trending in that direction. The Cardinals have suggested Ivan Herrera is the long-term answer at catcher. This would be a good season for Knizner to alter that perception. He's going to get the chances. Considering he's on the 40-man, Herrera could get some at some point, too. But both Marmol and Molina have made it clear Knizner needs to play more this season. We should get a better idea of what he can and can't do as he finds a groove. He needs to hit better than he did last season, for one thing.
No. That was the announced plan for the Pirates rainout -- but it's not until Flag Day.
The Cardinals think they're going to compete, would be the main reason.
The first four of the lineup should be very solid and there's some excitement and speed at the bottom. My question is if the middle of the lineup can be a bridge that connects to a deeper, dangerous lineup, or one that has dead spots. DH production and Paul DeJong production are big keys tot that.
Just answered the question. He helped this team last season. He's unsigned. He's cheap. If the Cardinals struggle and decide they need rotation help, it would not surprise me if he shows up.
If he's going to tell it, he should tell it all. Because all he did in that interview was stir it up again but add little new detail to why he felt he was wrongly fired. He knows specifics. He's declining to share them. That's all good, but if he's going to go there, he should bring the goods, or wait until he can. Because revisiting the pain of the firing without adding anything to it doesn't help him any. I've defended Shildt a bunch. I think he got a raw deal based on what I know. But that interview was not a win for him.
My understanding is that he would be good to transfer and play immediately elsewhere if he chose to do that. It's a good question. He didn't transfer, in the end, so that can't count. I'll double check to make sure. Remind me again next week?
The Cardinals don't really have a habit of letting their best internally produced star players get away?
He's more comfortable. Knows his place in the lineup. Knows the ballpark. Knows his teammates. New bat along with Paul Goldschmidt seems to be working wonders. Settling in can be a good thing.
Gotta run, gang. Headed to ballpark for interviews. The recap will be up later this eve. Same time and place next week.