The club is talking as if it will be giving all three one more chance, hopefully for a full season. The Arozarena and Voit deals are still fresh in the minds of management, which doesn't want to repeat losing such talents. And happy holidays to you, also!
We still have a long off-season ahead of us.
Many have tried to break through to Martinez, hoping to keep him on the right path, or steer him that way. I think it's time for a change, if the Cardinals can find a taker--unless they made him their closer again. I liked him there.
Defining "long term" is the key here. Are you talking a couple of years or five or six. Arenado has been the better player through their careers. But Story is still rising. And Arenado may have seen his best years.
I did think about Carlton's patented slider, for sure. And Tommy John is an excellent choice.
The Cardinals were a marginal wild-card team this year. A year ago, they were a division champion and went to the NLCS. Same front office, same philosophy. I don't get too excited until I see a succession of mediocre years and I haven't seen that yet. I see no comparison to Mr. Claiborne, who was here for only three-plus seasons, unsuccessful ones at that.
I think Plummer would be vulnerable. The club still holds out hope for Perez.
Tudor is in his 60s now. But he could pitch seven innings a night 35 years ago. And Snell often is lifted before six innings. It's a different game.
I would think Molina would at least listen to the Padres, whose catching is not strong. But I do think he wants to stay here.
Well, yes, there is that labor specter hanging over everyone's heads. I'm looking at this one crisis at a time.
I think any among us would say, that without improvement from within or elsewhere, the 2020 offense would not take anybody to the World Series.
Ordinarily, he should be. But he would have to be removed from banned from baseball list even to be considered.
You're welcome. And I would support Montreal and Nashville.
The Pirates have had the most "rebuilds" of anybody lately.
Wong would be a good fit for many teams but the Cubs want to stay in house with Nico Hoerner at second base, at least for this year. Hoerner might be the Cubs' shortstop in 2022 if Baez leaves as a free agent.
I would like to see that--and maybe Edgar Renteria or Steve Carlton.
I predict by mid-January that everybody has to know at least what some of the rules are.
I don't think the Padres have enough prospects to get Snell and Darvish. But they were close to the Dodgers this past summer if their pitching hadn't broken down just before the postseason.
"Ever" is a long time, so I would say yes. Only one team wins every year. For instance, the Cardinals have been in two World Series since the Yankees have been in one.