In general, I would say bottom teams who might be looking to unload a contract in exchange for inexpensive prospects.
I thought Tony was finished with managing after 2011. He already was 67 then. But I'm not surprised he's done well. He's got a strong pitching staff and, even with injuries to two of his top hitters, he has a good enough lineup. He didn't necessarily want to be done with the Cardinals and, in fact, enjoyed coming back as a Red Coat for all the normal opening-day ceremonies.
Often, mounds are not the same on the field as they are in the bullpen. But, you're right. Pitchers rarely complain.
I'll give you a better idea after I'm up there next Monday-Wednesday for a series with the Cardinals. I'm sure there was some ambivalence among the players but everybody likes being in first place.
I like what I see and I envision him a 25-homer, .250 guy who plays excellent defense.
But, at last report, Baez is hitting .260 and he's a better glove man.
I would hope that the networks would see how much more it brings to have announcers on site, no matter the expense. There should be no real health reasons anymore for each team's broadcast crews unless the teams don't want to include the broadcasting crews in their travel protocols anymore.
When time is called, nothing should happen. Hit, out, anything. If something happened in a game similar to that, I an unfamiliar with it.
And many thanks to you, too! I have little concern that Arenado will opt out. Flaherty will be an interesting case but it is clear to see how valuable he will be to future Cardinals successes while Arenado and Goldschmidt are still here, among others. I would try to lock him down as early as I could.
When DeJong returns, I would not hit him fifth until he shows he deserves to be there. Molina, O'Neill or even Carlson would be my choices.
It depends on how many of his stars will be with his team later in the season or certainly after the season.
It's not cloudy here. He is the Cardinals' shortstop, until he isn't.
Well said. Nothing wrong with pitching to contact.
There is a stat for everything, so, yes.
It says something. The Cardinals have seen Carpenter. They want to see more of Moroff. But, so far, nothing to see offensively.
Maybe. But you can only add two players in September so you have to be sure about those two.
Not sure what you mean here. A "quality start" is referred to as six innings of three earned runs or fewer. Strikeouts bad for hitters. Walks bad for pitchers. Those are my answers.
Bader has been one of the Cardinals' best players in the past couple of weeks. I'm not displacing him.
A lefthanded bat, as a fourth regular outfielder would be ideal. A lefthanded bat as an effective pinch hitter also good. A righthanded pinch hitter wouldn't hurt either.
Albert will not hit 33 homers anywhere the rest of the season. He wants to play. And if he plays well enough, he might want to play next year, too, and then he might make 700.
It was missed by the umpiring crew which didn't do a good job with that play at all. Hopefully, Edman wasn't hurt.