November 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm #113512mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
He was striking out at a rate of 35% in 2019, and a rate of 22% in 2018 and 24% in 2017. You have to think the Nationals were telling him to go for the HR in every PA. I think he’ll have a job in 2020.November 2, 2019 at 3:19 pm #113514bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
I have always thought Adams would be real good out here with the Rockies. I mentioned that to Jeff Bridich at a SABR event one time, but he sort of downplayed it and did not seem to be of a similar opinion.November 3, 2019 at 11:06 am #113573November 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm #113922November 7, 2019 at 4:35 pm #113934November 8, 2019 at 11:54 am #113992November 9, 2019 at 8:04 am #114009November 9, 2019 at 11:15 am #114037Minuteman3ParticipantFree
Am I late to the show (again) or has there not been any posts about Jimmy Ballgame and his marital situation? It appears to be a pretty ugly situation. Is Edmonds still a paid Cardinal coach of some sort? I did not see him in the photo of all the uniformed Cards coaches posted by Brian. Usually when something comes up that involves an athlete or former athlete his organization divorces all memory of him. Strange to not have heard anything of this nature from the Cards. Inquiring minds would like to know – any news?November 9, 2019 at 11:41 am #114042
Why would the Cardinals organization react to Edmonds’ marital problems? There are no legal issues, as far as I know, so why would an ugly divorce affect his employment?
As far as I know, he is still a special instructor who helps the team out when he can. He has been employed by FOX Sports Midwest as a game analyst, as well.
If that changes in 2020 is still anyone’s guess.
November 9, 2019 at 12:40 pm #114050Minuteman3ParticipantFree
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<Brian Walton wrote:
Why would the Cardinals organization comment about Edmonds’ marital problems?>
Well he is a paid member of the Cardinals organization and MLB teams seem to comment when any of their employees are involved with something that could affect the image of the ball club. Usually it is the media that won’t let a subject die but in the case of the Cardinals, the PD media seems to think they would suffer if they asked some questions. But, also, some of the charges being mentioned in the Edmonds case go beyond simple marital problems. I would be willing to bet that Edmonds is no longer on the Cardinals staff come Spring Training. FS Midwest – yes, still there because their options are slim as he is the best they have to offer. I don’t support the Cards dumping him as an instructor but just feel that they will do it to ‘protect the image.’November 9, 2019 at 12:50 pm #114052
You and I see this differently.
As far as the PD or anyone else asking questions, what right do we have to snoop in the personal matters of an individual when it has nothing to with their job? Any idea how many players, front office officials and media members go through divorces?
Edmonds’ choice of a spouse was a reality TV star, so they have to expect to live their lives in the tabloids. But again, no laws have been broken, it appears. No one has been arrested or charged with a crime.
We will see what happens in the spring, but since this is happening in the real time, decisions probably haven’t been made. But other team employees who had problems that included court cases were not cut loose because of it, so I see no reason Edmonds would be the exception.
Personally, I hope that no one loses their job as a result. It sounds like enough people will be hurt, as it is.November 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm #114192November 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm #114226CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
La Russa and Madden – two of the biggest non player egos in baseball. What could go wrong?November 20, 2019 at 4:39 pm #115158
Conner Greene lost his 40-man spot with KC…
The Royals have added Nick Heath, Carlos Hernandez, Jeison Guzman and Foster Griffin to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. To make room, the Royals have DFAd Jorge Bonifacio, Nick Dini, Conner Greene and Arnaldo Hernandez. No real surprises.
— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) November 20, 2019November 20, 2019 at 4:43 pm #115160
Young is an infielder who was part of the Goldschmidt trade. Nice story for a once-37th-rounder to move one step closer to MLB.
In MLB’s proposed new world, that part of the draft will become extinct. The Youngs of the world would have to fight through independent ball, if they even want to try to hook on with an affiliated organization.
The Diamondbacks added four players to their 40-man roster today: infielders Andy Young and Wyatt Mathisen and right-handers Taylor Widener and Riley Smith. The roster is at 39.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) November 20, 2019November 20, 2019 at 7:31 pm #115186November 20, 2019 at 8:03 pm #115190GameCardParticipantFree
Taylor Widener played at Carolina…he has gotten further than I thought he would. Good luck to him.November 21, 2019 at 3:19 pm #115272November 23, 2019 at 1:17 pm #115582November 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm #115695November 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm #115720December 5, 2019 at 2:50 pm #116033
In what should be a surprise to no one, John Mabry has resurfaced as a coach on Mike Matheny’s KC staff.
Royals announce Mike Matheny's coaching staff will include Terry Bradshaw (hitting coach), Larry Carter (bullpen coach), Cal Eldred (pitching coach), Pedro Grifol (bench coach), Rusty Kuntz (first base coach), John Mabry (Major League coach) and Vance Wilson (third base coach).
— Lynn Worthy (@LWorthySports) December 5, 2019December 5, 2019 at 3:35 pm #116045BlackHillsCardParticipantFree
Rusty Kuntz is one of the greatest baseball names of all time. Terry Bradshaw might be coaching the wrong sport. 😉December 5, 2019 at 4:10 pm #116054December 5, 2019 at 4:28 pm #116060
Good to see Cal Eldred keeping a job. He is a good guy.
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