Lucky Seven returns
Hello from Oakland. I’ve been to the Bay Area tons and tons of times, but spent very little time in Oakland. Here’s the new Lucky Seven.
1. Kip Wells is THE topic in my email this week, so let’s get right to it. What should the Cardinals do with him? Put him in the bullpen? Release him? Keep letting him try to get right? Please, don’t just spew venom.
2. If Wells is out, who should take that place? Reyes? Franklin? Someone else?
3. What was your take on the Cardinals draft? Good/bad/dunno? Too conservative? Too risky? Does any particular player from the draft class excite you?
4. Mark Buehrle is another topic that comes up often in my mail. So tell me what you would do if you were Walt Jocketty. Would you make the deal, giving up something significant to get Buehrle for three months? Remember we’re not just talking about giving up a non-prospect. It would take actual value to get Buehrle. Or would you simply wait until the offseason, knowing that the chances of signing him as a free agent without giving up any talent are very good?
5. Who’s going to win the U.S. Open?
6. In some ways, this is a dead period on the sports calendar, after the NBA and NHL ended and before football gets started. Do you look at it that way? If not, what are your favorite summer sports events? US Open, Wimbledon, NASCAR, Formula 1…. lots of choices.
7. Best movie you’ve seen this summer?