But questions abound, and MLB says no 'detailed plan' is in development. Owners and players' union trying to get creative to save the 2020 season.
Why Fowler plays here and Carlson doesn't when the games resume is another of the hot topics from Derrick Goold's chat with Cardinals fans.
Columnist Ben Frederickson takes Cardinals, Blues, Mizzou, SLU and MLS questions and comments in his weekly chat.
Four-game series vs. the team that made the biggest move of the winter shaped up as a doozy, with Flaherty opposite Kershaw or Buehler.
Simulations show the Cardinals' chances of making the 2020 postseason — if there is one — decrease every day the season doesn't start.
QUESTION: All this talk about empty stadiums and neutral sites just seems like wishcasting for bored sportswriters. Is it even possible? Would you want to cover a game from high up in the press box in an empty stadium in North Dakota?
QUESTION: Will the fact that MLB will play a much shorter season (if at all) mean the Cardinals stay the course on the outfielders they have, or does the fact that Fowler will have just one year left on his contract allow them to pivot for a more productive known quantity?
QUESTION: With the proposal of frequent doubleheaders, there might be a need for 6 starting pitchers to cover innings. Basically a 6-man staff. Is this possible and would the Cardinals have an edge over other NL contenders because of their starting pitching depth?
QUESTION: Talk about a curveball. Did DeWitt and the other owners have a model of what it would look like for them if the season was lost? Surely they have one for a labor strike, which they would rely on for a pandemic, but I do not see how any of them could see this coming.
COMMENT: Not sure Marcell Ozuna was a good move based on hindsight, and I really liked the guy. They gave up two major-league starting pitchers and possibly a 5th outfielder for two years of Ozuna. I think the deal tilts to bad when the Cardinals let Ozuna walk.
QUESTION: I recently listened to an interview with Jim Kaat. He was describing different types of pitchers; max effort, Scherzer; easy velocity, DeGrom; and a control magician, Maddux. How would you describe the Cardinals' starting pitchers that were in camp using those descriptions? Lastly, I don’t want to start a front office firing chat. In your opinion, have the Cardinals made a really good trade or FA acquisition in the last 5 years. I couldn’t find any, but I would appreciate your perspective.
COMMENT: This might be too controversial to touch, but I was a bit taken aback by Mo's comments that baseball would help lead the nation back because people needed something to have "faith" in. Mmy reply to him would be that people have a lot more to place faith in than baseball — their family, friends, and, yes, a higher being.
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team officially announced its 2020 recruiting class Wednesday during its win over McNeese State at the Kohl Center.