What up ChiTown Cards Fan... thanks for sending in the question. The new CBA won't kick in until the following season, so if your STL Cards want to sign Dexter or Turner, the Cards would have to give up a compensatory first-round pick
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Fowler is super-fascinating, but I'm just worried about his defense, like you mentioned. I do feel that if they can get Fowler for a three-year deal, that would be something to consider, but I just think some other team will over-splurge for him. Also, man, after the Cespedes signing, it makes you wonder just how much $$$ Fowler will make. I've often yapped about making a big deal with Tampa Bay, if Kevin K is available. But I'm with ya -- if you can't get Fowler, then you have to ask what are you trying to accomplish with a move
A great question. But let's be honest -- is Wacha the same guy that we all fawned over back in 2013? The injury sounds like something that might return. Give credit to Wacha for working hard on strengthening his upper-body, if efforts to prevent more pain, but who is Michael Wacha 2017? How valuable is he to the Cardinals? The reality is -- they've got Waino, Lynn, Carlos, Leake and Reyes aleady, with Rosenthal a possible starter, as well as Jaime (if the can't trade him) and even possibly Marco. Ozuna is worth exploring.
I like this question and the answer is no -- there's a lot on the deli sandwich, whereas unless I'm at Busch, the hot dog isn't enticing, even if it comes with my favorite soda, which is, of course, Crystal Pepsi.
I've often said -- in the paper, on The Writers' Block, on the Best Podcast In Baseball, at the Brentwood Lion's Choice -- that I'm not high on Jhonny. If there is a way to get rid of him and upgrade at third -- or even have his hefty contract and occasionally hefty bat come off the bench, while having a different fellow at third, I'd be for it. The Turner idea you float out is fascinating -- I'm into it, and I feel that his production numbers are worth that money in the modern game. Eaton, as has been oft-reported, would be a great fit for STL.
A good question ... the Cards' farm system has definitely improved in the past 12 months. The question is -- what's the biggest gap between Reyes (who I wouldn't trade for anyone except for Sale or Spahn) and the next best guys? That's of course for other teams to determine. The Cards have Sierra and DeJong and Carson Kelly and Flaherty and Weaver and Sosa and Delvin and Bader (and surely I forgot a couple names). So I sense that there are numerous enticing players in the system, a lot more than a year ago.
Here's the thing -- he's not sitting on his hands. It only counts as him "sitting on his hands" if it's April and the only guy the Cards got was Cecil. Let the offseason play out like offseasons play out. And with the Winter Meetings in the DC area on Dec. 4-8, it's quite possible that a move could be made. Last year, the Cards traded current-Cub Jon Jay for The Gyork Store.
If you're right, and this could happen, then here's hoping they make it happen. Longoria is one of my favorite bats in the American League. But having Fowler, Longoria and STLL Reyes? Wowee zowee.
Touche', Dave G. Touche'.
I agree COMPLETELY. Well-played. I also used to not like "Wait For It," but it's growing on me.
That's a good call Max. And for him to ascend so quickly too -- I mean, he was arguably a first-round talent LAST year, let alone this year. There have been other nothing-to-something stories about Pinkel-recruited defensive players, but I agree with you, this has to be one of the greatest ever.
It was Mark Teixeira, randomly. I just remember when he got his gargantuan contract, I was like - wow, that dude is one-month older than I am. And I was like --- he's it, he's the answer to the question we asked when we were kids. And that was, of all the kids out age, surely a few of them woudl turn-out to be gazillionaire major leaguers. Where are those kids growing up? Who are they? He (and Albert and Holliday) became the ones for 1980.
Hi there! Yes! I am a proud alum of Meramec Elementary (Glenridge was my safety school)
Well, it's almost as if there have been two versions of the Blues this season. There was the disturbing early-season Blues who couldn't scored, seemed to have disconnect with their coach, had a piece of Swiss Cheese in goal at times and were clinging on to hopes. Then, the same weekend I suggested that the team at least have a discussion about Hitch, the Columbus game happened. It looked like they needed to press the restart button on the old Nintendo. And then? The Blues started scoring. Schwartzy started playing out of his mind. Allen hunkered down. And they started winning. Do I think the Blues are good? Sure. But are the dumb penalties and late-game lapses indicative of looming issues? That's my fear.
If they're not going to be transparent, if they're not going to reveal where their money is coming from, if they're going to play with the minds of voters because they're ticked off about how some stuff went down, then I'm going to be very very very (very) mad.
hahahah -- yes, Jon Jay is back in our lives!
False! How do we know Cutch will even be Cutch-y?? The Cubs are a strong ballclub and now proven winners. I will say what I said last offseason -- that I wonder if their staff 1-through-5 can be dominant. But I couldn't have imagined Kyle Hendricks being a Cy contender. Still, the Cubs are the favorites in the NL.