The fact is they're not looking for a new manager right now. I don't know enough about Clapp and Schildt's managing styles in the minors to make an assessment. I do know that Schildt is in tune with analytics, so that's a positive on his side.
It's important to keep in mind that Pham won't be a free agent until 2022, so I wouldn't expect the Cardinals to rush to give him a deal similar to Blackmon's anytime.
With Reyes and Flaherty on the horizon, I don't think the Cardinals will need to make a trade for a starter this July.
To try to set up a double play.
I'm obviously not watching the game on Facebook, but I have to imagine that's annoying.
MLB Network is producing the game today.
I'm sure you can ask for a window to negotiate, but I cannot imagine that those guys will want to commit to St. Louis without testing free agency.
The plan for Carpenter will remain as it was before Gyorko was hurt. Carpenter will play a super utility role getting starts all over the diamond.
At this point, Flaherty is the most worthy candidate. The outfield is set, and Harrison Bader has already started the shuttle from Memphis to St. Louis earlier this season. The most likely reinforcements for now will be from major leaguers coming off the disabled list.
You make a very good point. If Molina deserved a one-game suspension, Lovullo should have received at least two or three games.
Throughout Latin America the "mentada de madre" or mentioning of a mother is the worst insult that can be hurled at a person. It is taken literally. Some fans were surprised that Molina was so enraged, especially after Lovullo acted as though he hadn't just dropped that curse word twice on Molina. In American culture that word isn't taken literally. Lovullo claims that he didn't mean to insult Molina, but I don't buy that either. How in the heck do you compliment somebody you don't know by angrily pointing at him and saying "this ----!"
Guys should be cautious and sure on the bases regardless of who is hitting behind them.
I don't know that I agree with your assessment of St. Louis and Milwaukee.
I was answering whether DeJong or Carpenter or Fowler should hit third in front Ozuna.
I would say that Monday's antics were the exception, not the rule this season. You clearly see a pattern, but I don't. The team has played much better and fundamentally sound baseball this year with the rare and blatant exception of Monday night.
They need to take better at-bats. It's way to early to make judgments on such a small sample size.
I don't know if I'd give up on Jake Allen, but I wouldn't count on him as the No. 1.