So be it. It's sort of a prereq to do TV hits.
They will make a phone call -- perhaps even several.
Agreed. Alas, I won't be making that journey. St. Pete bound, straight from airport.
Not enough OBP at the top. Now ... eventually Wong, Carpenter, Holliday or Wong, Holliday, Carpenter would be fine. Makes sense to get Wong ahead of Carpenter for the purpose of having a leadoff guy who can get on base and then score from first base on the double Carpenter is likely to hit, vs. the other way around.
Quite high. Reyes is to 2014 what Martinez was to 2011.
It's Florida. Of course there is. Good thing there's a roof.
News only around here. Rumors are writ on water, made for pell mell of a message board. The Cardinals have a lease at Roger Dean Stadium for at least three more springs. They can have out if one of the four teams on the East Coast corridor leave, and Washington is on the precipice. The Houston Astros intend to move into the PB area. Their owner wants. They had an agreement with Toronto at one point for a two-team facility that didn't pass a local vote. They'll try again, and perhaps the obvious move would be to get Washington involved in a two-team complex or reconsider moving in with the Mets at Port St. Lucie. DeWitt has said the area needs at least one more team and preferably two to make it viable as a spring training site beyond their lease. If it's not there, then the Cardinals will look to the more clustered areas of Florida -- Tampa or Fort Myers. DeWitt has said he's reluctant to leave Florida for Arizona, but if there's an advantageous offer they would have to listen.
Clearly that is not a sentiment shared by Cardinal Nation. It's more like a Cul de Sac in Cardinal Nation. No, really, it's a gated community within Cardinal Nation, closed to outside thought.
Nope. All good. Had my iPod humming and the wi-fi rolling. It was faster in the air than it is here on the ground.
There has not been. Spoke to his representative the other day and he echoed what the team has said -- that he's rehabbing in St. Louis.
He is not experiencing any soreness. He divulged yesterday that he had some difficulty gripping his off-speed pitches because of the bruising his left elbow took during the rehab assignment when he was hit by a pitch. That has cleared. Garcia has developed a between-start regimen to keep his shoulder strong and flexibility, and he has acknowledged that he has to stick to it, and follow it to the tee, no waffling, no shirking for fatigue, nothing, or else the shoulder could become an issue again. It's all part of what we have called, in questions to him, a new normal.
There were many things that happened after that dropped ball that cost the Cardinals the series. But then Buckner is remembered, too, not that they had a whole other game to play.
Spoiler alert': Apocalypse.
Not high. But after talking with him yesterday not impossible. More likely to see Molina in the five and Carp in the two than the lineup you describe, even with the stacked lefties.
Take a look at center field some time. Moore. McGee. Edmonds ...
Nope. Not much life to that at this point.
Sure. That's where his talent could take him. I just worry that by the time he'll be ready to hit No. 3 he'll be a Super 2 and the Cardinals won't be able to afford him and he'll be a Yankee and man ...
Taveras' ability as a hitter and potential to hit for a high average with lightning bolts of power are an obvious fit down the road as the No. 3 hitter who provides OBP, SLG, and RBIs. That's where he's headed if the Cardinals' advertisement that he's the best hitting prospect since Pujols pans out, because eventually you'll recall Pujols took out a long-term lease on No. 3.
Only as much as Matheny allows. He seeks his advice, but it's his call.
Mostly. It also secures their rights to him should he fail at football and need a summer job.
Yes. He is meeting the team in St. Pete.