A lot can happen 20 years, good an bad.
I guess you're not in the "Matt Carpenter is the unluckiest hitter in the world" camp . . .
I can't imagine he waited until September to make that observation . . .
There's a chance. Both guys need to stay healthy and become more well-rounded because big league hitters have already adapted to the high-velocity guys. Hitters can turn on 100-mph pitches these days, so pitchers need more than max effort velocity.
While momentum may not translate into the postseason -- a few bad pitches in the first inning can decide the Wild Card game -- it definitely helps if a team goes into such a game with hitters and pitchers feeling good about where they are.
Yeah, most of us figured something was wrong in June.
Cleveland fans hounded the NFL owners, literally getting in their faces at league meetings, until they caved and made Cleveland hold. This fan base is not at that caliber. I suppose there is a chance the NFL resolves this litigation by giving the STL another team, but I would be shocked.
Of course, why wouldn't you make that deal?
Castellanos, but I can't imagine the Reds letting him get away.
St. Louis has too much to lose to allow the downtown to erode. But it's going to take more than lip service to move things back in the right direction.
I believe Jonathan India has that award in the bag, but Carlson will get lots of votes. He's not flashy, but just grinds away at it week after week doing a lot things well.
Your assessment about Cleveland is fair. Unless there is a billionaire just dying to have a team in the STL, it's not likely.
There is a LOT money invested in those few blocks.
I like him where he has been lately, in middle relief. Get the team to the seventh or eighth inning.
Unless Max Scherzer is dinged up, the odds for the Cardinals will be worse than that if he's the guy this team faces in the do-or-die game.
I still need to see more from him as a hitter. He got hot against some terrible pitching late in the year. Let's see if he can keep making more consistent contact.