Gallegos had allowed one earned run in his first 11 appearances, so he had proven his ability to handle high-leverage situations. So I had no problem with Shildt using him in the role he had becomed accustomed to.
Again, the lacked of a coordinated and unified approach to handling this pandemic has caused all sorts of chaos. This is just one relatively minor example. Conferences reviewed the same evidence and made differing decisons. Also, the fact that a huge chunk of population believes the coronavirus is just a hoax doesn't help matters.
Could he play some in the outfield? Sure, if the other guys keep struggling. Shildt likes having the speed he has out there covering a lot of ground, but he made need to find ways to get more offense in the lineup. Bader, O'Neill and Thomas have had their moments, but this team needs more good at bats from more hitters.
I haven't notice that. On balls hit to right field, runners will look their right as they head to second base, checking on where the ball is headed. They decide where to try for third before they make the turn at second base. It can be tough to slam on the brakes if they see a stop sign after committing to reach third,
The hope is that Carlson takes the final step and reaches his potential. Fowler was playing pretty well before he got sick, so that and his contract will give him another shot at playing next year. We'll see who wins the competion for the remaiining at bats.
I do not follow the lawsuit at all. At some point I expect the NFL to cough up some cash and offset some of the damage the area suffered when the team left. I would be pleasantly surprised if the resolation was the STL getting another team.
The window would not close if Pietrangelo leaves. Parayko and Marco Scandella could remain in the shutdown role, Dunn and Justin Faulk would see more power-play time, which they can certainly handle, and Niko Mikkola and Scott Perunovich would be ona faster developmental track. The money not given to Pietrangelo long-term could be used to lock in Jaden Schwartz.
And the campaign to move on from Wong, one of the team's elite fielders and few reliable hitters, continues.
Belichick. Never count out the evil genius.
You and everybody in the Cardinals organization. These next few weeks could be critical to O'Neill's career. He wants to stake his claim on regular outfielder work rather than head into the offseason as an iffy commodity.
Nah,, that is just a pandemic rule to get games over with. I can see the DH lasting and even some seven-inning doubleheaders to add some more days off to the schedule.
Maybe, but he is down the list. We're talking about a 28-year-old player with 52 career at bats at this level.
Those three could work some ninth innings along with Miller. Suddenly the bullpen is a scrambled mess.
Many of these university presidents are more concerned about the general health of their campus and not as much about the economic health of their athletic department, which is like a separate busines entity at Power 5 conference schools.
Out of the playoff chase for sure. He is on the downside of his career, but he is such an advanced hitter compared to most teammates.
That's unlikely, since Ozuna will command a long-term deal and the Cardinals will becoming off massive financial losses while facing another year of paying Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler.
For the right money, sure, the Cardinals could do something like there if the DH sticks. But money will be tight.
That's a fair assessment. Who knows, maybe Austin Dean will get a good luck too before this season ends. Imagine the anguish in this chat if Dean went somwhere else next season and magically became a star, like Luke Voit.