I enjoy the occasional Big Mac, in the surf and turf combo with the blessed Filet O' Fish. Hence the extra 30 pounds of grandpa fat I carry around.
Yeah, well, things have been pretty good around here. Imagine being a Pirates fan right now. Fabulous ballpark and a billionaire owner who is in now rush to win.
Yeah, Yelich's launch angle is drooping. (Cue the Victory Men's Health spot). He's a good ballplayer and his exit velocities are good, but he's not getting the ball up. The Brewers need to fix that.
If at the end of the year the only two big offensive failures are Paul DeJong and Matt Carpenter, does all that land on Albert? The O'Neill breakout is notable and Bader has shown signs of becoming a more complete hitter. Carlson is close to being very good. Edman is currently trending the right way. Sosa and Nootbaar are hitting.
I don't how much of this to put on Albert, but I am stunned by the unwillingness of lefthanded hitters on this team to bunt frequently against the shift. Going back to Wong, that's what I loved about his progress here. He bunted and used the whole field more.
This team has had multiple ownership groups and multiple management teams, each with a different set of criteria.
There is no good metric for this. Players like to say managers can only lose games, they cannot win them. That's silly. Many of the people who have designed baseball metrics don't understand the intangibles of the sport, so they can't begin to measure it. They regard the sport like computer chess, so they have no idea how to quantify managerial ability.
Once O'Neill is back, I'd like to see Nootbaar get more starts against righthanded pitching. Next season the Cardinals should use a four-man rotation to get better matchups and shorten slumps. Maybe the fourth guy will be Nootbaar, maybe Plummer, maybe Burleson.
Well, home-grown players Carlson, Edman, Nootbaar and Sosa are currently doing well. DeJong is fading after a great start, but he was certainly put in position to succeed coming up from the minors. O'Neill came over as a young minor leaguer and he appears to be breaking out.
With no managerial experience? Fans would be outraged.
At the end of the day, I believe the Yankees will be glad they signed Cole. And if the Cardinals don't lock in Flaherty, I bet they end up regretting it. There is risk any pitching contract, but some guys are so good that you have to take that risk.
Fans assume that he uses the exact same tone with players that he uses with the media. This is not the case.
Consecutive winning seasons and trips to postseason play count as delivering, which the Cardinals have done more than their peer franchises.
If that's the case, why did DeWitt to pay Arenado staggering money for the bulk of the coming decade? He would have passed on that if he were on cruise control.
Did you stand too close to Fredbird on another one of the 90-degree, 90 percent humidity days at Busch?
That would be a good idea if you could also move the fences back when the other team hits.
No. It seems the commissioner is not a fan.
Not the same caliber of player, IMO. Then again, I was surprised Keith got the nod. Cards fans have soft hearts.