It’s nice to see some of these White Sox youngsters putting together nice seasons (Anderson, Moncada, Giolito) but I still have no faith in this front office’s ability to put the pieces around this young core that will put them over the top.
Cubs fans have to have a spring in their step this morning about the Craig Kimbrel signing by Theo Epstein.
Despited the fact they have the 5th highest paiid reliever- Brandon Morrow, and the 11th highest paid- Pedro Strop, both of whom have been injured, they spent the money to shore up the biggest weakness on the team.
–well, at least Strasberg did not no hit the Sox. but 5 runs off the guy and they still lose. ugh.–
- Birds on the bat - Thursday, Jun 6, 19 @ 9:53 am:
The dumpster fire that is the Cardinals have benefited greatly by the run the Blues are on. All eyes are on the Blues for now,
but soon the focus will be back on the inept Redbirds. Cards management seems more determined than ever to stockpile the cash and flounder in mediocrity. Stop buying tickets, folks. Lets Go Blues…
–Can anyone let me know where the STL Cardinal organization I once knew went to?–
I loved those Whiteyball teams. Pitching, defense and speed. Fundamentally sound in all aspects. There were years when you’d have five or six players with more than 30 stolen bases.
Things seemed to change when Dr. LaRussa showed up with his medicine bag, playing for the long ball.
Back in the day, it was like an I-55 pileup watching old flatfoot Cub sluggers like Kingman, Bobby Murcer, Keith Moreland try to play the outfield, or Ron Cey and Larry Bowa the infield, on that fast carpet in giant old Busch.
Disco Demo…they are even inviting Steve Dahl back, albeit celebrating a month early. it was quite a scene back in the day. people climbing into the left field stands from the outside wall through the grates. no security ringing the field so when one knucklehead went over, the flow started and there was no one there to stop them. at least Dahl halted disco. and, no, it was not a racist homophobic bent. it was where is my rock music? I still recall when the station he was on turned disco one morning as I dialed it up. thought it was a prank.
===Can anyone let me know where the STL Cardinal organization I once knew went to?===
Whole new world of baseball (shifts, launch angle, 99 mph pitches the norm, etc). Cards are playing cleaner baseball defensively with Schilt and have some Whitey scrappers like Bader & Wong. Their offense though is inconsistent-all or none. Long season-haven’t given up yet..
Why is Descalso getting another start today? That dude would have a tough time making the grounds crew. He does not belong in an MLB lineup — especially the one with the highest payroll in the National League.
With Bote at third and KB in right, Heyward, Russell and CarGo are riding the pine. And the slow, iron-gloved dude batting .197 with no pop is starting.
Does Crazy Uncle Joe believe Descalso starting gives them the best chance to win today? Does he remember blowing that September lead to the Brewers? This game counts, too.
Joe doesn’t think Almora can hit right handed pitching. Won’t commit to playing him full time because of it.
Schwarber and Happ were both forced into the role and both failed spectacularly. Thankfully Schwarber bounced back, but Happ appears lost.
The won it all in ‘16 and then allowed their closer and lead off hitter to walk. They haven’t replaced them and haven’t gotten back to the WS. The window doesn’t stay open for long. Hopefully Kimbrel performs and Theo keeps looking for somebody to hit at the top of the order who can get on base and, God forbid, maybe steal a base once in a while.
I can’t disagree with anything Wordslinger has said on this topic. Almora should be batting leadoff and in CF every day. Descalso should be parking cars, at whatever they call Sox park these days. Joe must go.
This Cubs fan takes that trade 10 times again. Jason Heyward is a Gold Glove in right field. Can’t through that well??? I assume you haven’t watched any Cubs games lately, Mr. Cards fan. Although his bat is not what is was with the Cards, he is a Gold Glove every day in right field.
L.A., you must not have watched the series last week. Matt Carpenter at third, routine fly to medium right field and Carp scored and it wasn’t that close. When Carp took off I thought he would be out by 10 feet.
Heyward had another throw that didn’t have much on it. I think his Gold Glove days are likely over. Foe $21+ mil, you should be getting much more.
PAN, Dexter Fowler is being paid $16.5 million to bat .240. He’s a little better this year than last, but as long as we’re discussing bad contracts for washed up players, I didn’t want to overlook Fowler.