You'll have to go to AHL games to see him play most of his games this year.
No. Now, if the Tigers had to play Alabama . . .
Yepez came up to get a taste of the big leagues. He did not play against the Dodgers.
He should have ample opportunity to clean up his postseason hitting numbers during the seasons ahead.
Hamonic is committed to playing in Western Canada for family reasons, if he plays.
I expect him to pitch in the majors next year, yes. But the team needs to open with six proven pitchers in the rotation while giving Liberatore more time to polish his skills. Injuries are inevitable and depth will critical.
I believe the Cardinals need to look outside for a guy, but a guy who could make $35 million or $40 million a year seems unlikely here.
Yes, the one-gam playoff does put big-time value on winning the division. But I bet we see a three-game wild card series next year as MLB adds to its TV money.
Was anybody out there NOT nervous when he came into the game? Reyes is a huge talent, but he was not in a great place finishing up the season. Like I noted earlier, Shildt shortened his bullpen early and paid for it later.
Say, is this Bill DeWitt Jr. making a comment under a pretend name? Because that sure sounds like him.
Adding stopgap hitting might be a good idea, since the team can always make moves of Gorman had a massive spring and forced the team's hand. The Cardinals found some value doing that in past years but they failed to do it opening this year. Lord knows there will be veterans looking for work, given baseball trend toward playing more kids. Even in-season, decent bats will be available as other NL playoff teams proved.
Shortstop is interesting because this winter might be a once-in-a-lifetime market for good hitters at that position -- and the Cardinals just had a guy break out and show promise in a partial season. If the dollars get high on those free agents, that will make the decision to try Sosa easier.
My bad on that. NBA-style seeing would make sense if MLB expands the bracket. Right now it's assumed the wild card winner is the weak link, which obviously was not the case.
Just getting to .500 seems like a stretch for this group. That would require beating a superior SEC team somewhere along the trail. This team's problems appear to be too severe to fix in the second half of the season.
It's a group discussion, but ultimately Doug Armstrong has to manage the roster. He has to weigh various issues (cap numbers, waivers eligibility, trade possibilities, long-term player development) that go beyond which players Chief wants to play or not play.
Adding both of those guys is unlikely due to cost. Stroman can't wait to get into the market because he knows he is going to get PAID. But if the Cardinals somehow did add both, that would look like a potential 100-victory team because it could lead to other trades.