Another problem those guys had was inconsistent usage for 3 1/2 weeks when the team was struggling to stay in games. But we'll have lots of pre-crackdown and post-crackdown data to ponder after this season. Many pitchers will suffer.
Things are dire. They need a Rally Bear, not a Rally Squirrel, but, sadly, the intrepid Bruno finally met his maker. If only the Cardinals could muster as much heart as that bear had.
When a GM starts playing that game, he invites retribution. Armstrong is old school. He focuses on trying to help his team without worrying about other teams. If is attacked, he'll push back -- but I don't see him trying to start a war by offering Makar, Every team knows Joe Sakic is going to lock that guy in.
As noted earlier, the Cardinals did some cost-cutting after the pandemic. The bench is one area where some money was saved. The team turned Kolten Wong loose and removed Edman from his bench role to start in his place.
Thanks! We'll take the occasional positive note when it finds its way into the pile.
Well, the team invested big money in Goldschmidt and Arenado and those moves worked out. Kim was a good purchase in the international market.
Was he ever upfront to the media about moving the team? No. Had he been looking to do that for years? Yes, as Jeff Fisher noted while recalling his job interview.
People who cover the Flames don't see Tkachuk moving this summer. Would that team want Parayko? Sure, but the top Blues priority is to get better on defense. They can't afford to get worse there. And, yes, they can lose Dunn and get better by replacing him with a defensive-minded player.
Steven must not watch much baseball. He made a stupid point. There are plenty of great Latin players who need translators for interviews too. Fans love those guys. They are great to the game. As I said, body language sells, not language language.
And what would happen next, the Flames folding their franchise?
I have done all I can to discourage people from dreaming about still another NFL team. I have done mu part.
Had the team not stablized before the break, I wonder how much more front-office discussion there would have been about that.
The Cardinals are going to do what they are going to do. Until further notice, they will try to contend every year. If they have a bad year, they will try to improve. Their goal is consistent success. They want a good product every year, not three years here and four years there between long losing stretches. They have outperformed all of their peer franchises on DeWitt's watch. They will try to continue that. Nothing has changed. The franchise articulated has articulated its message clearly. Some fans want to hear something else instead.
They play at the Jupiter training complex. There is a complex league, replacing the old Gulf Coast League.
The Cardinals are in danger of snapping their string of 13 straight winning seasons.
He has a career 3.31 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. Elite talent. If he goes to market as a free agent, he will get crazy money. To keep him out of that market, even briefly, will be costly.
Well, the team isn't practicing so, no, I have updates on his back.
Maybe the team with the best vaccination rate wins.
The city dare the Rams to leave at that point. And they did.
Given Molina's track record of calling pitches on winning teams, I'm going to side with him on this one.
He will be an interesting case. If he can pitch right away, there are teams that need him right away.
The fake turf? Nah, let's move on. I'm a old-time guy and I like the natural setting. For a while there baseball looked like a pinball game.
He's gotten steadily better this season. It will be interesting to see if that trend holds and where that puts his numbers. He is not the Arizona Goldschmidt, but he can still be a very good player.
Yes, the Cardinals need to find a leadoff hitter for next season. And, yes, better offense from the No. 2 catcher is needed too. As for Edman, I am not ready to give up on him.
This should end up as the best Mizzou class in modern times in terms of ratings. Now, will it measure up to some of the Pinkel classes that became great? We'll see.