Mozeliak sees a parallel between 21-year-old righthander and Rosenthal and Martinez, each of whom made the leap from Class AA.
Players shagged balls, pitched and swung bats during live batting practice at St. Louis Cardinals spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Photos by Chris Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the early days of the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show, a panel of experts hung out in what was known as the Goose Pit and chatted one-on-one with show visitors.
Hall of Fame fielder is the first of the guest instructors to arrive at spring training -- and his focus is his expertise, sharper fielding.
One of the drills Tuesday featured teams of four Cardinals making relay throws at high speeds, and it was a late pick that pushed the championship team.
QUESTION: Is Dexter Fowler as happy and outgoing as he seems to be? How did Mike Matheny take to his putting the speakers on the field so the players could listen to music? I read where DF said the Cards were too serious, not having enough fun, winning makes it a lot more fun, maybe that was his point.
QUESTION: What would you think about Diaz in the cleanup spot? The reason being that if you had a 1-2-3 first inning, you begin again with another high OBP hitter with good baserunning, who also offers RBI punch if the first inning goes well. So for instance, the lineup would look like: Fowler, Carpenter, Piscotty, Diaz, Grichuk, Molina, Peralta/Gyorko, Pitcher, Wong.
QUESTION: Rankings of "Top 100 players" in baseball include very few Cardinals. (Martinez and Carpenter frequently come in near the bottom half). Do you believe the Cardinals can win a World Series without having at least one or upper-echelon players? And have they done enough to try to acquire one of those?