Right-hander Jake Westbrook is retiring after 13 years in the Major Leagues. The Cardinals confirmed his decision on Friday.
Westbrook retires with a 105-103 record, a 4.32 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He stated he wanted to spend more time with his family. He should be able to do that quite well given that he made nearly $71 million during his career. Jake Westbrook made nearly $71 million. The moral of this story is to teach your kids to play baseball.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
The Rams will start Nick Foles Sunday.
Yuk, yuk, yuk. Case Keenum is being held out of action after his concussion suffered at the end of Sunday's game against the Ravens. Going up against the Bengals, you do not want to consider using Foles, who was recently benched after putting up awful results against the Bears in Week 10. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Tyson Chandler (right hamstring strain) is listed as doubtful to play Sunday.
While the team needs his presence on the court, if a hamstring injury is not allowed to heal, it is always a risk that a minor strain can end up sidelining a player for weeks if re-aggravated. It would be best to let him heal, but look to see if he is activated for the game on Sunday. The suggestion is to avoid rostering him, but perhaps he just had a mild tweak to his hamstring and is a good option. Not my choice going forward, understand. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson