I believe he is still a very good regular goaltender. Matching that '19 run will almost be impossible, but has the drive and mental toughness to be successful at that position.
Not sure he is much of a trade chip, but DeJong is the obvious odd man out.
Resting guys once or twice a month is OK, but, again, it's too bad that Matt Carpenter was the Next Man Up.
Trevor Story and Max Scherzer would look good here, but that, of course, is a pipe dream.
Kentucky has a dynamic new offense with a new quarterback that cause huge problems for a Mizzou defense still getting settled.
I believe it will be possible to find a shortstop who can remain at shortstop for the next few years. But this argument could be used to run with Sosa next year, since he is an excellent fielder just hitting his athletic prime.
The Cardinals are doing Carpenter no favors by sending him out to fail again and again and again.
I'm with you on this. A team can sell nostalgia when it's not very good, like this season, but I bet more fans are interested in moving forward than reliving the past. I'm all for bringing him back into the Cardinals' family, but trotting him out as a bit player seems beneath a player of his historic stature.
That would be murderous. And if the SEC cuts down the number of non-conference games . . . oof.
Well, if the analytics team has somehow convinced management that Matt Carpenter is still an offensive asset, then maybe you are correct.
We'll see, but this is why Sosa needs to get the at bats down the stretch. Expose him to more pitching now that he has been well-scouted. See how he handles it. We know he can field and we know his speed is an asset.
I would expect India to win the Rookie of the Year, but Carlson should be up there in the voting. And I like his chances of getting better, not worse, now that he has experienced a full season of adjusting and readjusting to how he is being pitched.
That is a fair assessment. The Blues had a tough time making the pieces fit last season on defense, Mikkola looks like a player with his size and mobility, but his metrics were poor. He needs to take a big step and Krug needs to start this season the way he finished the last one. Ideally, the Blues will add another solid stay-at-home defender one way or another after resolving the Tarasenko situation.
A full year of Krug on top of his game could make a big difference. I'd like to see Berube turn him loose on the top power-play unit and leave him there. That is such a big part of his game.
That could be a combination of both: First an MLB suspension, then teams taking a pass when the suspension ends.
It was just sad to see that. Albert was the greatest of his time in his priime.
That could work. But I still have a tough time envisioning him playing for the Blues this season.