Viva El Birdos Op/Ed
There’s no reason to make a big deal over yesterday’s loss. But if you want to that’s fine, too.
By treating the disturbing details of Aroldis Chapman's domestic violence incident with less severity than it treats recreational drug use, Major League Baseball showed a dangerous level of apathy to a societal epidemic.
Jim Edmonds is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time this year. He had a great career and deserves induction, but current rules risk him falling off the ballot entirely.
Alex Reyes made a mistake, and it will cost him the first part of next year's season, but that he is losing any time at all is due to his lack of power as a minor league player.
In which I explain why I am voting Kershaw over Martinez.
Last season, Peter Bourjos was relegated to a bench role after a slow start, but still received playing time. This season, Bourjos is struggling to find any playing time at all despite the injury to Matt Holliday and an ineffective Jon Jay.
After missing four games and taking five days off due to extreme fatigue, Matt Carpenter is expected to return to the team today. Regardless of what happened with Carpenter, his time off should serve as a reminder that players need more breaks.
The Cardinals want every player to come in and compete for a roster spot. Competitions are set up that the public often sees as between players, but often the player is competing to meet expectations to secure a spot on the team.