I have no problem with Wong's comments. You want guys to want to play. You'd rather have that scenario instead of a guy who is cool rotting on the bench. I don't think Mike Matheny or the Cardinals will have an issue with his comments. With that said, now he needs to step up and perform. If you're struggling, it's probably not a bright idea to question your bosses. It's put up or shut up time for him.
I thought it was a big story. He made it a big story with his comments. Now he has to deliver, though.
As long as you're trying to compete, you have to play your best roster. Mike Matheny owes it to himself and the Cardinals players to play the best guys every day. Nobody is on scholarship.
I would assume that would be more than enough.
Thanks for adding that info. I didn't know that.
I don't think so, but it all depends when they falter. I think the club might be better able to cope with pitching hits later in the season as some of the younger top prospects develop. I think they can easily overcome a rough start by Wong by inserting Garcia or Gyorko.
I assume the NFL won't return to St. Louis for at least another decade, if ever. That shipped likely sailed away for good.
He is definitely off to a great start. Donovan had a great career, but at this point Clint Dempsey is probably the greatest American soccer position player in terms of guys who tested themselves in Europe.
If Grichuk cannot go, I would assume the righthanded-hitting Jose Martinez would get the start over the left-handed hitting Matt Adams against the lefthanded Jon Lester of the Cubs.
I would say St. Louis appreciates all sports. Many cities do, actually.
Keep in mind that the Blues' schedule has been filled with a lot of lightweights since the trade. I want to wait to see how this team does in the playoffs before I say they were better without Shattenkirk.
I will be quite surprised if the Blues make it out of the first round, but I wouldn't bet against them against the struggling Wild. They must figure out a way to avoid the Blackhawks in the first round. If they play Chicago in the first round, a sweep wouldn't surprise me.
Alex Reyes' injury took a lot of the room for error away from the 2017 Cardinals. They're counting on Wacha and Lynn to bounce back. Lots of questions remain about this team, but I still think they're good enough to win between 86-84 games to seal a wild card.
If you're talking about the basketball program, I could see them make a run into the Top 25. As far as football, I would assume they'll probably qualify for a bowl and finish just outside the Top 25.
The Cardinals and the Cubs are similar in that their fans are loyal. There's nothing wrong with that. You should never consider loyal support a curse.
My early picks are: AL MVP Mike Trout and Cy Young Verlander. NL MVP Kris Bryan and Cy Young Kershaw. .
Raiders fans will still show up to cheer the Raiders in Vegas.
I don't have a problem with giving Molina a three-year deal. A five-year deal might be a tad too much, though.
I would say a tad over on the ERA and a tad under on the 200 innings.
The folks in MLS know St. Louis can support a team. They also know that most of the soccer fans are outside of the city, so they realize it's a tough sell for some city residents.