He could get a Peralta-like farewell for sure. Right now he's getting chances because the Cardinals aren't getting enough from their outfield, thus forcing Edman to play some out there. If everybody else was hitting, Carpenter would have a far more limited role.
As of a few days ago he was not cleared to hit. So it could be some time before you see him again. And that injury sure sounds like it could lead to surgery some day.
The only reason Carpenter is still on the team is his massive contract that requires the team to pay him whether he's here or at home. If he hits .260 with 20-plus homers ande 80 RBIs, then I supposed he would get another year. At the current rate he will be lucky to make it to July.
Haniger had a slew of injuries the past few years, but the Mariners went into the spring regarding him as a key asset. That team is in rebuilding mode, so I'm guessing the M's would want a good pitching prospect and a young hitter back.
Carlson was never going to play 162 games this season. He will get the occastional day off like everyone else.
Hard to say. Arizona has lost five games in a row. The Sharks have lost three in a row an the Kings have lost back-to-back games. So that halps. But since the Blues don't have lots of head-to-head games with those lower teams, they may need to beat the Coyotes and then win another eight or nine to get in. They can't count on other teams to keep losing.
I doubt that Jim Edmonds would want to put in the long and thankless hours that a coaching staff puts in week after week after week. Jim has a good eye for hitting, but would he be ready to give his life to that job?
No, because of the Cardinals have the same team in August as it has today, then the team will be hitting and pitching much better. If the team isn't hitting and pitching better than it has thus far, then there will be roster changes. As always, the Cardinals will adjust on the fly as necessary.
The Big Nogowski is 1-for-8 this season. That does not scream everyday player, especially at a new position.
No. Only a handful of Cardinals are performing consistently well at the moment. It's hard to squeeze out victories when that is the case.
And the Cardinals went the postseason seven times during that span. This consistently good product has made this the franchise the most successful in a mid-sized market by a mile. Bill DeWitt Jr. is pleased so, don't expect changes no matter how many times you demand it in a chat.
Maybe Jim Edmonds is dying to drop everything and go work 12 hours a day with hitters. He loves the game and he loves to compete, so maybe he would. But I'd be surprised.
Arenado deferred $20 million of his 2021 salary. Between that and the money Colorado is paying him to play here, the Cardinals were able to acquire him and still trim their actual payroll for this season. And trimming actual payroll for this season was a priority for DeWitt coming into the season.
He's done an excellent job managing this team through much adversity.
If he leaves, he leaves. Then the Cardinals will have a $35 million salary slot to work with if he's gone and both the Fowler and Carpenter contracts expire. But given the extra money the Cardinals tacked onto this contract, the relationship he enjoys with Paul Goldschmidt, this franchise's no-tanking philosophy and his advancing age, I'd be surpriseed if he used an opt out.
I'd give Dean more starts to see if he settled down in the field and on the bases. I'm skeptical that he could hold up as an everyday player, but he can sure hit a mistake pitch a long way. To me he's worth a longer look, given his lack of offensive competition.
This has been a problem in many markets with many carriers. Manfred doesn't want to interfere with local TV rights deals because they are so important to individual teams. If MLB tolerates a big mess in SoCal -- and it has -- then you can't expect relief here in the Midwest.