The Cardinals' front office is considering all options. Nothing is off the table at this point.
I strongly believe that Matheny will be the manager again at the start of next season. If many of the Cardinals' key pieces have down years, I wouldn't be surprised if there are changes to Matheny's coaching staff again in the offseason.
Tommy Pham is definitely on a mission. He is all business and fun to watch because you know he gives fans 100 percent effort and cares as much as the fans. He's not comfortable.
I'll pass your message along to Doug Armstrong.
I don't know if cliques are a problem this year, but it's clear that a few of them got way too comfortable with their roles on the team and others weren't playing with a team-first mentality. As Carlos Martinez told me three weeks ago, the players needed a players-only meeting in Cincinnati to urge each other to play for each other instead of for themselves.
I don't hang out downtown enough to recommend any restaurants. I'm sorry.
I think reality will hit this team sooner or later, and the Cardinals will do the right thing and sell off pieces to turn their focus on 2018.
That's a good question, but isn't that deal similar to Crosby's? You have to pay the special players their value.
The rules are there for a reason. Every pitcher at this time of the year has something wrong with their arm. You can justify it. It hurts nobody. The players remain in the majors. If anything, other teams should do the same thing. The object of the game is to win. By cycling their pitchers, they're helping to keep them healthy. Isn't that what the DL does?
No. I just don't think Rosenthal can be trusted over the long haul. Check out how many times he has been called upon to pitch on consecutive days this season. He hasn't done it all month. There's a reason the Cardinals are babying him.
I have no idea, but I prefer baseball.
Victor Robles of the Nationals would be the best-case scenario for Rosenthal, but I don't know if he's pitching well enough to garner such a return anymore.
I don't think John Mozeliak deals in extremes, so that's not an option. I don't know that I agree with your graphic description of the Cardinals, but they're not a team I would expect to reach the playoffs at this current level of play.
I agree. I disagreed with the fan who made that assessment.
The term implies that the player swings hard. He's not leaving anything out in terms of his effort.
Let me disagree with you a bit. How much value do you think Lance Lynn had coming off of Tommy John surgery? Moreover, the Cardinals needed Lynn to perform. There really wasn't much depth at the start of the season. The depth didn't begin to materialize until May after Gant and Weaver returned from injuries. With Wacha struggling and Wainwright struggling, could you really afford to get rid of Lynn before deciding if you would be a seller or buyer?
Even bad baseball is better than no baseball. Enjoy the season. There are still some players worth watching on the Cardinals' roster.