Don't hold your breath waiting for MLB to lift the blackout rules.
I don't like moving the games away from television, but I'm not nearly as upset or worried about it as you are.
I thought Mikolas pitched well enough to deserve a win on Monday. I'm not worried about him. Let's wait a bit to see how Wacha and Wainwright settle in.
I hadn't thought about that.
It's too early to consider a switch. DeJong might be striking out way too much to put in the third spot right now.
No doubt. He is tied for second on the team in relief appearance with six behind Bowman, who has appeared in seven games. That is high usage, but he's not pitching every day.
Bowman leads the Cardinals and is tied for the NL lead in relief appearances. He has definitely carried a heavy workload so far.
I still think it's way too early to know what the Cardinals will need at the trade deadline. Let's see what Gyorko and Carpenter do at third.
Carlos Martinez has looked very good in his last two starts.
Obviously "everybody" doesn't agree with your theory.
Eric Thames just drilled a solo home run to right field. Harrison Bader, who started in right field in place of Dexter Fowler today, appeared to have made a leaping grab, but he couldn't hold on to the ball. Fowler, who is 6-foot-5, might have made that catch.
I assume that Monday was just a case of rust.
They have spring training every year for a reason.
I didn't say either one was a Gold Glove first baseman. I said first base is their best spot.
As with Mike Mayers, Greg Garcia and Francisco, Yairo knows that he won't get extended playing time. That's part of the role.
I haven't been given that indication.
It's not as easy as it looks from your couch.
Are you really asking why the Cardinals would add a veteran closer? I don't know if you've been paying attention, but you can never have enough quality relievers. Never!
You continue to see the same faces because most of the games have been relatively close.