That was the lineup, not the roster. As it stands today Edman is slotted as a utility guy. But like I noted earlier, if he hits all spring and other guys don't, he could replace Carpenter or any of the outfielders.
The Blues were hopeful that could happen before and it didn't. Making money in the AHL is no easy feat and the Blues have moved away from owning its affiliate. So it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out. Musical chairs again in the AHL!
He amended his remark, but not before we all got to pound him for saying something that dumb.
No idea. Yadier is not eager to play anywhere else, so I don't see a huge rush to get this done. I'm sure Molina;s camp would love it but, again, Yadier has made it clear he doesn't want to finish up elsewhere.
The Ozuna rental did help get the Cardinals back into the postseason, so there was some value. Had he stayed here, there would have been added value. But . . . boy, would the Cardinals love to have Alcantara and Gallen back.
Cheating is part of competing. Now, to take it to the Astros' extreme is wrong and I agree with the crackdown on electronic surveillance. I mean, what's next, bugging the dugout, clubhouse and manager's office? But I do a laugh at the purity police getting overwrought here.
Right now the Illini are a mid-seed. Maybe today they are a No. 8, but there closing schedule is favorable and they turned heads with that win at Penn State. Also, the conference tourney offers more opportunity. Underwood may have found something with his smaller lineup.
I agree with all of that. How forgiving are fans? And this ownership group hold what happened under previous owners against him? Interesting case. Time tends to heal wounds, so perhaps some day he will get in.
That is not regarded as actual shot. But, yes, it would still be a goal if it somehow got in. I have no issue with this -- common sense used.
Gorman is an absolute freak as a power hitter. He's just different. Maybe he doesn't pan out, but at his age he is doing insane things. Montero is coming off serious hand and wrist injuries and a resulting lost season. If they both hit, then I guess we'll find out which one can also play well enough in the outfield to get by. But right now you have to put Gorman over Montero based on his crazy upside.
But it's funny what pitching in the ninth inning does to pitchers. The analytics guys insist that pitching in the ninth is like pitching in the seventh, but humans tend to prove otherwise.
Compete, sure. The division looks down. But teams change a lot on the fly and they will have to make improvements and overcome injuries like every other hopeful. The race is not a computer game. The race is fluid.
You see, this is the slippery slope that Manfred did not want to get on.
In this case, the Astros cheating was elaborate and when the A's went through proper channels to complain nothing got done. And the fact Fiers broke the code promoted MLB to get serious address the use of technology to gain an edge. Once again a whistleblower complaint led to positive change.
There is enough talent for expansion. It's just that some teams go the tank-and-rebuild route and refuse to actually compete in given years.
Sure. Poor summers landed Carpenter on the bench last year, sent Bader back to the minors and cut into Fowler's playing time. And Edman stands ready to play in their place.
A teammate calling out a teammate for cheating? No, that's not likely to happen. Who wants that guy on their team?
With Molina it's a respect thing. He's been more durable and consistent than Wainwirght, so that's why he would get that courtesy. As for Wong, the theory would be that his value will only go up. Obviously his inconsistency argues against that.