I agree 100 percent. I hope those are the points that I've been trying to make while answering questions on this subject. The Hicks move sends a clear and good message to the Cardinals' fans about the team's commitment to win.
This game against Vegas will be huge. I hadn't thought of playoff scenarios the way you have, but I wouldn't say that facing the top seed in the Pacific Division is actually a good scenario.
You make very good points. I don't think Matheny gets the credit he deserves for sticking by Wong last year early. He is blamed when players struggle but fans never credit him when he sticks with guys who end up having breakthrough seasons.
I have lots of questions for him. I have lots of questions for all the players. I like to ask questions.
Every team needs good backups for every position. Keep in mind that Knizner is pushing Kelly now, though.
I would keep an eye on all the Cardinals.
I need to double check this.
I wouldn't make any big trades yet. I'd wait to see how the team does in the first two months of the season and then move to fix apparent holes.
That would not be a good idea. I would never want anybody to do such a thing.
Oh my, no. I just named him as a person who will be in the lineup. At least right now I don't think anybody projects him as a cleanup hitter.
The bench players can provide more help in multiple positions. Why bring Adolis Garcia up if he's going to sit on the bench when you can have a guy who can cover for you in the outfield and infield every day?
I think Wainwright should write his own ending in St. Louis. I agree with you 100 percent.
I noticed your snark. It made me laugh. You're right, though.
I've been a bit preoccupied this week, so I don't know the exact time. It does need to be finalized soon, though.
This is a business, man. They know by now that the team will pick the guy they deem more likely to help them win the most games. This isn't personal. There's no crying in baseball.
I wonder if this will be a magical year for the Vegas Golden Knights?
The Cubs and the Astros have done it with some of the biggest young stars in baseball over the last four years. Those teams weren 't as desperate to win.
I'll have to check with the Cardinals. I think they see him as a reliever in the majors.
It is a gamble. You are right. But if I were in Mozeliak's shoes, I'd gamble with young guys with high end talent instead of old guys who will not be worth their contracts in three years.