The only people I'm worried about counting on O'Hearn are Elias and Hyde. I'm resigned to the idea that he's going to get at least a month to prove last year wasn't a fluke, but I hope the leash is short.
Many of them are already on the 40 man and several of them will break camp and head north.
Two of the ‘24 projections are likely to run their course and become minor league FAs (Haskin and Nunez).
There’s 8 more projected for ‘25. That’s when the roster really starts getting interesting IMO, with just a sneak peak of crunches to come starting this year.
While that might be partly true, the shift doesn't explain why he had the .867 OPS in the first half and only .756 in the 2nd half. Shift wasn't altered or changed midseason.
I love the O'Hearn story. If we honestly unlocked his full potential and he can perform like he did for the first half last year that would be a great benefit to the Os. But I'm not going to really count on it, and I think too many folks are.
Nice job Jake Rill digging up that Kolten Wong was generally the Cardinals 2B when Matt was there and Jackson from age 10-12 was around a lot.
That tie actually makes me feel encouraged he's just here for finishing touches, and the chance he actually takes Matt's kid's job at this late stage of his career are pretty low.