Andy MacPhail

Wall Street Journal Lucky That Tony LaRussa Didn't Have to Kick its Ass

On their regular sports page Thursday, the Wall Street Journal takes a look at some of baseball's arguably "bad ideas." Included is the strategy of having the pitcher bat eighth, which a certain St. Louis Cardinals manager routinely did the past couple years but this year has said he will do more sporadically.

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 5 hours 31 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 10 hours 49 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 10 hours 50 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 11 hours 1 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 11 hours 3 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 11 hours 3 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 11 hours 10 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 11 hours 24 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 11 hours 57 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 12 hours 1 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 12 hours 13 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 12 hours 31 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 12 hours 51 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 12 hours 53 min ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 15 hours 53 min ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 16 hours 5 min ago view