It looked like he had a great opportunity to catch it with the approach he used.
Yeah, he would fetch something. But this team needs to have five viable starters to finish the season.
Week after week, fans demand the trading of Tyler O'Neill for a pitcher. Of course, fans have whined incessantly about trading Arozarena for a pitcher.
So who touted Knizner as an elite hitting propect on the level of a Nolan Gorman or Jordan Walker? The guy was a seventh-round pick.
He took a ferocious beating at the Triple-A level this season. So he needs more work.
You also have a Chris Lee obsession. But there is plenty of You Tube evidence of his oversights.
I hate to say it, but a work stoppage of some kinds seems likely. The two sides are barely on speaking terms. It's a shame, but the timing for the Cardinals is not so bad given the work ahead. A stoppage would buy more developmental time.
The top guys have banked so much money that they never have to work again, so the owners will have a tough time outlasting the players.
Guys not on the 40-man roster would play on in the minors.
Bill DeWitt Jr. will want to invest in his team to keep all of the adjacent businesses humming. He has been very consistent with his spending, unlike most mid-market teams.
If the players want to make the current system work for them, they need earlier access to arbitration and free agency. The current system exploits younger players who did not get a big signing bonus. The money is there to take care of them. The owners want to go younger and cheaper, so the players will push back. Ask Jack Flaherty about that.
That was 2004. That road to success developed many potholes since then and got paved over many times. How many people even remember that Torts coached a Cup winner?
The Blues would be fine with that.
At some point that needs to be a consideration. He will get a chance to regroup during at least one start at Memphis during the All-Star break. Let's see if the Cardinals find stopgap help in the interim.