I'd rather see Joc platooning with O'Neill in left and having some combination of Carlson, Bader, Fowler elsewhere.
I don't. And I don't want to see it again.
No, the term "competitive" applies to making the postseason which then includes the chance to go to the World Series. In a 162-game season, or something close to that, .500 won't be enough. And that is not the Cardinals' aspiration. But they were lucky to field a team at times this season.
There is more than appears on the back of the baseball cards.
As Mo said recently, January is the new December. So I would look for a flurry of action from about Jan. 4 on.
I guess that time could come but they aren't anywhere near that yet. Fowler was no better nor worse than most of the rest of the Cardinals' outfielders this past season.
Interesting take. Ross was highly acclaimed for the job he did this year. But it's going to get a lot tougher for him.
I would have interest in both. But what does it cost? We don't have a read on that yet.
Mattingly is precisely correct. MLB officials, I hope, were paying attention.
We may find out in the near future unless the Cardinals' offense trends upward.
The Cardinals have made it clear apparently that they aren't in the running for high-priced free agents or high-priced players they would want to acquire in trades without being able to rid themselves of commensurate salaries.
Thanks to all! And Happy New Year. Perhaps the Cardinals will have some new talent on their roster when next we meet.