I'm sure Cincinnati would love just to be in the hunt again. But remember, that ballpark can really beat up a pitching staff over the long haul.
I'm sure they would love that. Will the market collapse and make that possible> We shall see.
Cabrera has to earn a role on this team. Nothing he did last year guarantees him a spot on the staff. His lack of polish always made him a more likely candidate for the bullpen than the rotation. If he can add polish, then, sure, another starting lefty would be nice.
Hot chocolate, Christmas Story, Secret Santa, Cookies, real tree.
So you are not on the Lane (Thomas) Train?
You know, I could make a case for Ozzie Smith: fast, quick and agile with incredible dexterity. And he was ahead of his time with weight training to gain strength. Orlando Pace is another guy -- very light on his feet for such a huge guy. He is was an athletic freak that way.
Well, he lost the everyday job last season. So why would be he guaranteed the job this season? If he can't learn to hit sliders in the zone and lay off sliders outside the zone, then he will be a fourth outfielder.
Marcell Ozuna. That's about it.
Ah, Joanie Weston. Dynamite Tony Roman! Charlie O'Connell! I favored the Bay Area Roller Derby over the SoCal Roller Games with my boy Rains and Ralphie Valladares. As for worst trade, I always pick the Brind'Amour trade over the Butcher trade as most devastating -- by a mile. But Doug Gilmour's Adventures in Babysitting became the worst ever. Mike Bullard . . . ugh.
Not great -- and that's a shame. Minor leaguers are among the country's most oppressed work forces. And shrinking the minor leagues could hurt the games because some overlooked gems will never get a chance. Odds are a lot of those guys will just fall through the cracks if there are fewer introductory pro leagues.
But if both guys perform in 2020 like they did in '19, then not bringing them back would be stupid.
No -- the guy is a goofball. I'd be surprised if the Cardinals went there, even with his revised contract.
Indeed he does. If Harold Baines is a Hall of Famer, then Jim Edmonds is a Hall of Famer.
Sure, the Cardinals could use the boost. Their batting order screams "Arenado please!" Maybe I'm wrong, but that Carpenter contract is a giant obstacle. And, again, Edman is a handy Plan B. It would be great to see the Cardinals do something bold here, but it's really to dismiss the possibility after watching this front office operate the same way for so long.
OK, but the franchise keeps selling a massive number of tickets, so somebody seems impressed by consistent contention.
Good one. Boston is loaded and obviously miffed about last year. Their window with guys like Chara and Bergeron is closing and they came out this season with great urgency. Washington wants another Cup too while it still has the core guys intact. So it's a toss-up between those two. Pittsburgh is all beat up and it appears to lack the goaltending too.
I wasn't down there after the game. Maybe Jake was in a state of shock after winning a home game.
As I note time after time after time after time after time after time after time, he's just a guy.
I must say, playing the "Deep Tracks" channel on Sirius/XM off the phone has made me less irritable today. I believe I have found a way to deal with Corey Dickerson questions.
OK, time to move on to the next thing. See you guys in a week. Enjoy the holidays with your family and friends. Nothing is more important than that time you have together.