Managing editor, @memphismagazine; sportswriter for @MemphisFlyer. Convinced baseball can save the world.
Guessing Brandon Moss doesn't miss Cleveland.
"True Detective" question: Last week's episode, Ray "DVRed the Cardinals." A California cop ... St. Louis baseball fan?
Poorly handled 15 minutes of baseball for Mr. Matheny.
St. Louis system has produced only one player this century with 100-RBI season for Cardinals (Pujols had 10). Surprising factoid.
I'd prefer seeing Grichuk hitting second.
My theory (again) for Cards' success: all about Carpenter/Grichuk/Piscotty troika. Production from trio can hide Holliday's absence nicely.
Shildt spoke of players "owning their game" (strengths/weaknesses) as consistent trait for those who reach majors. I think of Carpenter.
A team/manager will come along and beat shifts with regular bunt hits. They'll be called innovative.