Honestly, John Mozeliak is in our workroom right now and he said, "no, no, no" when I asked him if he would add a starting pitcher.
Now that the sanctions have been handed down by commissioner Rob Manfred, I think both organizations can move on. Keep in mind that some of the Cardinals' top front office officials attended Jeff Luhnow's wedding. The one guy everybody is upset with is in jail.
I haven't heard any news on that front. As long as the Blues remain hot, you have to believe that they'll be tempted to keep Shattenkirk.
You are likely correct on that front. I definitely think Mizzou will fire Anderson.
Reyes' ulnar collateral ligament is completely ruptured, according to Mozeliak.
I predicted that the Cardinals will win 84-86 games this season. I cannot imagine a scenario in which they lose 86 games this season.
The fact is that an MLB pitcher's pitching motion is not a natural form. You are correct. As Wainwright told me today, the odds are in Reyes' favor. "The hardest part for me was knowing we were going to have a great team (in 2011) and I was going to miss part of the season, probably the whole season because of the injury," Wainwright said. "It was just a matter of time for me. I had partially torn mine twice before. If you’re going to do it, if it’s him, it’s good that it’s now. He’s still very young. He’s going to thrive."
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Let's wait a few weeks before you pass judgment on Wacha.
I wouldn't imagine. At this point, Wacha, Weaver and Rosenthal would seem like the best bets for the fifth spot in the rotation, in that order.
First of all, thank you for your very nice compliment. I think your assessment is correct. Rosenthal will get a shot, but he's likely behind Wacha and Weaver at this point.
Thank you. I just try to be open and sincere. We don't all agree, but I owe to my readers to take their questions.
Matt Adams definitely looks good. He's much slimmer. As long as Matt Carpenter is healthy and Randal Grichuk is performing well, Adams might not get as many at-bats this year.
I cannot imagine anybody ever seriously complaining about having too much pitching. You and I agree that Lynn will be out to prove doubters wrong. Waino will have a huge chip on his shoulder in the sense that he expects more of himself than what he displayed last season. I fully expect him to be at the very least a decent No. 3 starter.
I agree that Cardinals fans need to relax a little bit, but I also appreciate the concern. There's no denying that it's a huge blow to have Alex Reyes go down. You never want your bright pitching prospects, especially the top overall pitching prospect in baseball, go through Tommy John surgery.
That's a good question. My early money is on Randal Grichuk.
Without addressing the whining comment, I will agree that Cardinals fans must recognize that the entire baseball industry is hit by ulnar collateral ligament tears.
I bet you John Mozeliak and Bill DeWitt Jr. would tell you that I'm not a fawning journalist.
Pitchers and catchers barely began working out yesterday. The position players won't get underway until Friday.
There are no sure things in baseball, but Martinez is definitely a special pitcher. Don't bet against Wainwright bouncing back. Lance Lynn is also eager to show that he can return to his All-Star form.
Schafer is trying to win a bullpen role and an outfield one. He'll be quite busy this spring. When he's not schedule to throw, he'll focus mostly on his outfield work.