Is there a starting pitcher in baseball that draws so much ire from fans and front offices alike?
Talent for days, questions for miles.
This year is no different. Carlos Martínez -- statistically the Cardinals' best starting pitcher since 2015 -- is once again in the familiar position of having both his ability and his mentality questioned, this time with the returning bonus of a role change hanging in the balance.
On this week's show, Alex and Tara discuss this spring's biggest story thus far -- Is Carlos Martínez more valuable as a starter or a reliever?
Where is this question coming from?
What would the bullpen look like with Martínez in the mix?
But... isn't he a really good starter?
Is this evidence of a fractured relationship between the uber-talented righty and the always-cautious front office?
And don't miss the Chirp of the Week (it's about Kolten Wong, and it wasn't even Tara's idea!)