If nobody thought they had a shot, why are folks so upset. As I noted, the White Sox were the favorites for months.
I feel bad for Broxton. He's being used in spots where the Cardinals would rather have used other relievers. With Cecil struggling, it takes away a veteran reliever the Cardinals hoped to have available often this season.
As I said, I think you have made very valid critiques of the column. I will take them to heart, especially because you are absolutely correct that we don't know them. Even if it wasn't distracting, there's no way for me to prove that I know that.
I wasn't there, so I couldn't ask him afterward.
It's too early to be drinking in the day.
I don't think that is it.
I'll pass along your recommendations.
I tend to agree with you on that. I've covered baseball games there, and it doesn't seem like a realistic MLB expansion
I wouldn't rule it out. He has turned heads in the organization.
I've covered baseball long enough to tell you that it is almost always about the money. The Angels made a bigger and better offer than the Cardinals, and that's why Pujols left.
I thought Mozeliak's analogy was quite sincere. You don't know what you're get from Yepez, but it was clear that Adams wasn't going to play here much with Carpenter at first base. It was a win-win, in my opinion.
The second season is often more difficulty as the league adjusts to you. Now Diaz needs to adjus
t as well.
First base is the best place where you can somewhat adequately hide Carpenter's defensive shortcomings.
Matheny just got a three-year contract extension. I assume he's pretty safe this year.
I don't think Matheny has lost the clubhouse.
I think he'll finish his contract here.
The plan all along was the get Sierra more seasoning in the minors. He is still not a finished product. Keep in mind that he needs to play daily to keep developing.
The offense definitely needs to step up.
I think the offense will come around. I worry about the bullpen.
I think ownership and the front office has expressed a desire to be better defensively this year.
I was a bit surprised, but I wouldn't have pulled him out if he wanted the ball.
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