There is strong suspicion that Puig has some serious off-field legal issues with which he is dealing. As for Porcello, I don't know. I don't see that he makes you a lot better. If we get near the second half of the season and the outfield still is a mess, then the Cardinals will look to trade. But, look, we just got to the second half of April.
A point well taken. The Cardinals are 7-8, not 7-80.
The Cardinals' schedule has been, and will continue to be, for the month of Aril heavily weighted with Eastern Division teams. That division is the strongest on balance in the league.
No one really. I haven't seen many second base-right field combinations.
I'm sure the Cardinals had some insurance taken out for the four years Fowler was here but I don't believe that gives them any money back from the knee injury, a new one, that Fowler had this year with the Angels.
Well, Albert wasn't with the big-league club in Houston in 2017, which seemed to the year most in question by the MLB investigating team.
I think so. Twenty-eight at-bats, albeit half of them strikeouts, is not a full enough test yet for O'Neill. But you're right. It looked as if nothing had changed for that 10-day span.
I see enough upside that he can be a backup outfielder. Can he be an effective pinch hitter? That is very hard for a young player, but we'll have to find out.
I would hope not. Don't mess with the mound. I can get used to the DH and larger bases, but leave the rest of it alone. We don't have to change something every year do we. Just throw strike one. And then strike two, for that matter.
That was not a terribly aggressive tag yesterday but I hadn't noticed anything untoward really.
No, they would have to upgrade at that spot if his offense doesn't pick up this year. He never actually has hit .200, to be factual, for a season. His lowest average was .233 two years ago. .
Too early. He had seven strikeouts in five innings in his previous start. He allowed one run on five innings in the home opener.
Yes, one third of the year nearly has elapsed but not one-third of the baseball season. 15 into 162 is not one-third and you know that. That was the point.
I think we've seen enough at-bats to ascertain Carpenter didn't have a very good spring nor first three weeks of the season. Is he a lost cause? No. Should he be a regular player? Also, no. Not unless something changes. Should be on the club? For the foreseeable future, yes. I'm not much of a metrics guy. I know he's hit a lot of balls hard. But he's also struck out a lot and no metrics can hide that. Yet, he does have some value to this team.
Apparently, I missed the announcement that the rest of the season had been canceled. And the Cardinals had sold so many tickets for April and May, too.
You can see it trending in that direction.
That's a good thing that you're doing. It reminds you that this is a very long season and a 7-8 start hardly is bridge-jumping material. .
What will you be saying if the Cardinals go 10-5 in their next 15 games, which is eminently possible?. That they're World Series bound? Just enjoy the ride, bumpy as it might be, for a while before you decide whether you want to stay on or get off. This is baseball. It is supposed to be entertainment, not cause for angst.
Buddy was one of the greats and both he and Harry were friends of mine. I used to love to listen to those teletype games.