I have no idea if it will be successful. I have no idea if XFL will come to St. Louis, and I couldn't imagine where an XFL team would play in St. Louis, but I'm almost certain they wouldn't play at Busch Stadium.
First of all, Luke Weaver appears on the verge of stardom, so let's not pretend he's not a good starter. He could very well be the Cardinals' No. 3 starter to begin the season. He was a rookie last year. Jack Flaherty and Alex Reyes will push these guys to the playoffs. If Mo had been asleep at the wheel, as you claim, he wouldn't have overseen a front office that has developed those two studs.
Carpenter is making sure he does what's necessary to heal now so that this injury doesn't affect him throughout the season.
I'd rather keep them both. But if the Cardinals have a major need at the trade deadline and they could use Kelly, I would trade him because he might benefit from playing consistently on another team who would need him. Knizner is a year or two away, so he could still develop in the minors and then come up closer to the end of Molina's career.
USC has a rich winning tradition in football, and UCLA obviously is one of the most storied basketball programs. Fans love a winner, so it should be no surprise that USC is the biggest name in football and UCLA is the biggest draw in basketball.
Did you mean the starting rotation for 2019? If so, I'd say that could definitely be the case.
It's a business. Pham knows as much.
There is nobody to blame. DeJong was smart to secure his future, and the Cardinals are betting that they'll have a bargain by the end of the six-year contract. Pham let the Cardinals renew his contract. He didn't want the two-year offer, and it's his right to turn it down. It's also the Cardinals' right to renew him, per the collective bargaining agreement.
Heck, I'd rather have them enter via zip line than a cart. Let's push that recommendation along.
That's a good question. I wonder if the Cardinals would try to lock Alex Reyes up early.
As long as everybody is healthy, Gregerson, Tuivailala, Leone, Cecil, Lyons and Bowman are guaranteed spots in the bullpen. Norris is also a lock, per his contract. With three weeks to go in camp, keep in mind that injuries happen. Moreover, the Cardinals haven't determined if Reyes will be a starter or reliever when he returns to the majors. If he's rocking out of the rotation and he can help the team most as a starter, he'll likely be a starter.
He's healthy, as far as I know.
Adam Wainwright looked very good today. As I noted, it was a good step forward for him.
He's a good catcher. He hit .324 with four home runs and 22 RBIs last year. He played well at the Arizona Fall League. He'll be knocking on the door as early as this year. He has thrown out 45.5 percent of the runners who attempted to steal against him over his first two years of professional baseball. He just turned 23 last month.
They haven't determined a closer yet.
I don't know about specific improvements, but he made a brilliant grab behind the bag today to help pull off a 1-6-4-3 double play.
That's a good question. I have no idea.
They're 21 days away from the season opener. They're still evaluating their talent. Wainwright answered some questions about the rotation. Mikolas still has to answer more questions. They need a healthy farm system to address injuries or key needs at the trade deadline. It would be ridiculous to just give up all the depth at this point.
I promise you most fan bases think their team's manager abuses the bullpen.