Maybe, but I'd like to see Kyrou playing in the Top 6 this season and Kostin getting at least some looks in the Top 9, or at least net front work on the second PP unit.
Clearly O'Neill is a superior hitter, as his minor league pedigree suggested.
Albert has been very charitable during his career. He has been one of the good guys of the sport. He has done a some huge things that got attention and litany of little things that brightened days for fans.
I guess that's the question, one that Devils executive Martin Brodeur is as qualified as any to answer. I believe Vlad would embrace a fresh start and the chance to play with a passer like Jack Hughes.
I believe he can al least be a solid No. 4 starter. If he can do that and help the Cardinals get back in the division title chase, then he could clear the Mike Leake bar.
Great, but is that a winning formula?
I guess the one nit to pick with Carpenter is his stunning inability to make even modest adjustments at the plate to become less terrible. His unwillingness to bunt more often is mindboggling, given his abject failure hitting into shifts.
LeBlanc might be done due to his elbow issue, but Garcia and McFarlland seem like no-brainers to retain.
Given the winning rate of the other teams, yes.
Goldschmidt and Arenado seem to like it here and the franchise's track record of sustained success speaks for itself. Ask Pujols what it was like to waste a decade with the Angels in sunny Orange County.
Agreed. Mark Stoops has this game circled on his calendar. It's a big game for him as he relaunched with a new offense.
I'd bump him up to $10 million and put in a bonus structure again.
Well, he whined about not being named captain and he is notorious for sulking when things don't go his way.
The Rays turned roster churn into a sustainable business model, so maybe they are on to something.
Fan whine when a former Cardinal breaks out elsewhere, but they also want to trade an emerging player when he breaks out here.
I see him as a bottom-of-the-order guy. That's line with his prospect projection. O'Neill's projection was power hitting.
The price for Alcantara should be much higher than that. And the Marlins can afford to sign him long term.
I believe they drew about 45,000. Not sure what the season ticket sales are.
On that cheery note, we are done! See you next time.