Perhaps. I'd like to see him continue to do what he's doing for a bit longer. He's not yet to 100 at-bats. Carlson's got a little more experience. Not much, but a little more. And he gives the switch-hit option.
You are glossing over a pretty big point -- the Dodgers' injuries and the timing of them that made the Pujols move make so much sense for them, and him. Cody Bellinger and Edwin Rios were hurt. Some of there other guys who could handle the position were flexible enough defensively to play elsewhere, too. Made a lot of sense. If Goldschmidt had been on the injured list, and the Cards passed on Pujols, and he was doing this with the Dodgers, fire away. But that wasn't the case. I understand wanting Pujols back in STL. I don't understand warping the situations to say they were similar. Pujols wanted to play as much as possible. The Dodgers due to injury could offer him that and keep him close to home, and give him a chance to win big. There weren't "a lot" of opportunities here in St. Louis. There was no DH, and no regular starts to offer at first base. That is the opposite of a lot of opportunities.
Well said. He runs hot. Teammates feel the heat. Hopefully the front office does as well.
More than anything, there seems to be a concern it's going to lead to more guys getting drilled with the baseball. I wouldn't be surprised if blisters start popping up. Seems any time pitchers are taken out of their routine with the ball, there is a risk of irritation to the hands and fingers from a routine change. Hard to know for sure until the changes are made and we see. Wainwright did say the sticky stuff he tried in 2019 altered his release point some, which he did not like.
They can and they will. It's already started. Similar to how the guys with the biggest muscles get "randomly" tested for steroids more often, the pitchers with the most spin will be under special scrutiny. Looking at you, Brewers.
If this last attempt to get it tossed fails, and think it probably will, then there are only two outcomes. Trial or settlement before the trial concludes. Then opens the appeals window. Trial would start in January.
The earliest evidence would suggest true.
This team can be improved without trading those two, yes.
You have my vote. We need to get her a TikTok , or something.
The Blues value a player in terms of how he fits into the system they are currently playing. Other teams might see a better fit for Dunn in theirs. There always seems to be a ton of talk about how much other teams value Dunn, and Army has seemed willing to deal him, but if the Blues want a first-round pick or something close for him then they do value him pretty highly, don't they? Dunn gets good trade speculation spin. Must have a good agent.
You've misread my point. It was that sometimes it's OK to factor in some sizzle into a decision. Trading for or signing a player fans are going to be thrilled to watch is a good thing. Thought I made that clear. Sorry if I did not.
It's because they are forced to use the universal feed of the game, and because they are coming up with lame excuses to keep from sending their talent on the road for away games. The broadcasters are calling the road games from St. Louis on a screen that makes things really, really hard. There have been a ton of excuses but it's ultimately about saving money, at the expense of the product and the fan experience watching the game. Hopefully it changes soon but I would not bet on it. They are saving big bucks by this approach, and COVID gives them an excuse. It's a bad look when parks are fully open and they are not sending the crew on the road to call the games. And it puts the talent in a bad spot, because its' not their fault. They get crushed for not knowing who's on deck or not being able to show a replay, but they would be there if they could. Bad, bad bad.
I'm not the right man to ask. I'm not on the group. My P-D colleagues who cover baseball are. Make your pitch!
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