I haven't heard if MLB has sent Ozuna a letter about his sleeve. I'll ask Thursday.
I can pretty much assure you that quite a few Cardinals folks already thought Knizner might be the better major league prospect. This is Kelly's chance to show what he can do in the majors, and he's clearly not taking advantage so far.
Your guess is as best as anybody else's at this point.
I'm assuming that Bader will see more time in place of Fowler, and I could see Carpenter start to lose playing time to Gyorko.
That would be interesting.
Manny Machado or bust, I say. Wait until they add Machado to this offense. They'll be firing by then.
The great majority of managers are that way. Guys who have proven track records get the benefit of the doubt over young players during early slumps. That's just human nature.
Ozuna has not been awful. If you think he's been awful, what word would you use for Carpenter, Fowler and Wong?
That's a very good question. I don't know.
False. Have you missed what Harrison Bader has done this year?
I would say that many people would agree with you, including some in the Cardinals organization, would say the lineup is better with Bader and Gyorko replacing Fowler and Carpenter.
The Cardinals don't exactly have many options.
Unless you've spoken to more baseball scouts and officials on the subject, I'll go with my sources. Don't rule it out. I've spoken with people with intimate knowledge of what the Orioles would consider, so you'll have to forgive me if I don't worry about what other people "believe."
I would say Germany is the team to beat.
It's always concerning when a pitcher needs a second MRI exam. I'll speak with Martinez tomorrow to see how long he has been dealing with these issues.
Contrary to what you may have heard, the price for him won't be sky high. He's a rental, and the market for him isn't likely to be as strong, especially if the Dodgers aren't in on him.
I'm assuming he'll get a chance to prove himself at some point.