No, Fowler still hit very well while hurting. Craig died offensively. Also, different injuries.
I can see the owners complaining. But man, it was great international marketing and owners love that shared revenue.
Full recovery expected. If he chooses to pitch again, that process could start later this year.
The urgency is always there with Matheny, believe me. He is a super intense manager. He just doesn't make such statements freely. Not his style.
Historically GMs outlast managers. Both guys have had a ton of success. Like I said earlier about Mozeliak, unless he wants to do something difference or unless he and DeWitt don't share the same vision for what happens next, he's not going anywhere.
No, that horse is out of the barn. Most schools have bought in to the new looks.
No, a good net return. Adding assets while dumping Lehtera is gold.
But he has learned to launch the ball, so he merits consideration. Remember how J.D. Martinez bloomed late, and Jose Bautista.
Sure, they could start looking at the long term at the trade deadline then continue the overhaul. That IS a large gap.
Nothing. Rams stay where they are, St. Louis never gets another team.
Yeah, that was up there. I wasn't dong a chat back when Todd "The Heat" Kinchen punched the goal post.
Could happen. Dice roll. Any team that gets in these days has a chance, especially out West.
He was hitting at his career pace for the last month or so, and delivering in the clutch. The Cards would like more of that.
No, this team is going young. And it has a million outfielders, all of them better defensively than Bruce.
Fowler would only want to go to a good team, if it came to that. And he has control. So a good team should be able to afford most of that deal.
Given the progress of all the other outfielders, more than a reflection on the person, that would be Fowler.
The Cardinals enjoyed steady success because year after year after year they filled needs internally or traded prospects to get some of that outside talent you mention. So, no, it's not at all overrated. Drafting late in the first round year after year isn't easy, yet the Cards kept finding guys.