That is a very good question. I haven't heard of such a drastic incident, though.
I wouldn't call him a must-sign, but it would definitely be a boost considering the upcoming June draft and the international penalties they'll have this next signing period.
If they clean up the below average defense and the ridiculous base running issues, this team will be in the playoffs if the pitching staff remains healthy. They're probably about two years away from having the depth to make you automatically think they'll reach the playoffs.
I honestly have no idea. Good question.
Thanks for agreeing. I think Matheny is correct to keep Wong in the eighth spot for a while.
Berglund has not had a good postseason, but he's capable of stepping up. He had moments in the regular season, and the Blues clearly think and hope that he can help them in the playoffs.
That's a very good question. They don't appear unbeatable or the juggernaut that they were last year. They'll still cruise to the NL Central title, though.
Luke is definitely off to a hot start at Class AAA Memphis, but it might take an injury in the majors for him to get a call.
I was off with the Blues, so I wasn't around to ask.
I don't expect them to fix it this season or at the trade deadline. They wanted to fix the defense and go with the offense they had with the addition of Dexter Fowler.
That is a very good question.
Oh, man, I forgot to mention Parayko among my favorite athletes to cover in this city when asked previously. Parayko is going to be great. I bet you he'll be a captain in St. Louis before his career is over. He's legit, and I think Edmundson's legit too. Those two are having strong postseasons. It's no fluke, either.
I wouldn't agree just yet.
I wouldn't bet against Martin landing Tilmon. The connections there are deep.
If I've learned anything in 20 years covering baseball, it's that you never know which young pitchers will remain healthy and which will live up to the hype. Scott Elarton, Wade Miller, Roy Oswalt, TIm Redding and Carlos Hernandez were all expected to lead the Astros to prominence the early 2000s. Roy Oswalt was the only one who remained healthy enough to live up to his promise. With all that said, I'm among those folks who are very high on the Class AA Springfield pitching staff.
I think it's way too early to worry about any of the players yet. There's no doubt that he seems off, though.
Downtown has had crime issues for a while. I don't think a fluke bullet will hurt attendance.
Maloney shared a tad of the blame, though, because he had been waving him in until the very last second.
There just needs to be more active coaching. The coaches need to preach, preach, preach. Something is clearly wrong.
I would be the last person to defend the NHL refs. They really did a number on the Blues in Game 4 against the Predators.
I asked Mike about his dad recently. He was positive about his dad's health, but I didn't inquire deeply, to be honest.
That's the thing. Obviously, most St. Louis fans didn't agree. The proposition was defeated despite MLS2STL officials spending more than $1 million to campaign for it.
The Blues need somebody else to step up and help Tarasenko carry the offensive load.
I guess I'm optimistic, but I understand why some have lost hope.
Oquendo is not coming back, as far as I know.
As I wrote in my column, the Blues haven't gotten the job done. They haven't been disciplined enough.
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