They're committed to him. They gave him a contract that suggests he's a core player.
Not in the near future unless there are a slew of injuries.
It would have to take that team interested in Lynn stitching it together -- like, say, the Padres did several years ago with Cleveland and the Cardinals to get Ludwick out west, Westbrook into St. Louis, and a pitcher by the name of Kluber to Cleveland. That was choreographed by the Padres, and at this point the Cardinals appear to be having linear conversations about Lynn with teams. I see where you're going and it makes sense in theory, just trickier in practice unless it's quite clear that the Cardinals could score a prospect one place that they know another team wants in another, and if that's the case in conversation re: Lynn and a bat coming to the Cardinals the direct trades seem more likely.
I did. And no. Matt Adams never would have had the chance to do that with the Cardinals.
Sure. But they've all this time and still we don't see it.
Don't see that happening. Also, see: Gyorko, Jedd. He's doing well there.
That's not the case. We were watching Dexter Fowler run the bases and Jedd Gyorko working well at third and Aledmys Diaz improving at shortstop, and Kolten Wong bouncing around at second and at the plate. We saw the players the Cardinals were counting on. The steals were the young guys, but the overall crispness and quality of play ... that was the Cardinals.
They have not named one, and they are in the process of considering what to do with that role at last check.
Major League Baseball. The NFL is a joke, especially considering what it ask its players to put on the line with future quality of life.
To at least one team, yes.
Either. Who do you prefer to talk to?
I don't see the match, honestly. Not like in previous years. I've looked at your question and the two teams a few times since you logged it and still don't see how it lines up. Not the kind of pairing that seems to fit the teams' needs.
I'm fine. Tried to find zen in the drive home.
I honestly have no idea at this point. Gyorko belongs at third, but you could see a scenario where he's not at third because they need third for someone else -- a bat, and so he's at second and then where does Wong go, but hey Carpenter may have to play second on days they need to get Voit or another bat in the lineup, and then what about shortstop. I mean. Shortstop. They could go for an upgrade there this winter and then move DeJong to third or second if Gyorko or Wong aren't there, and if Carpenter isn't at either spot. Or DeJong could compete with Diaz all spring for the start shortstop, and that would possible leave Diaz in a utility role unless that's where Carpenter is bouncing around or maybe Gyorko is. Yes, Gyorko could do that, but is that enough at-bats for him, and what about all the work he's done at third and how well he's played there. Could be a spot he starts and then gets spelled by Carson Kelly because Carson Kelly needs to play some time more than just catcher, right? So he's at first, and seven different Cardinals are playing second, and they don't have a shortstop, and Gyorko is at third. That works.
This needs to be simplified. This winter.
Not if they're just being human. If they're trying to do business, yes. But humanity -- at last check -- is allowed. I know that's it's hip in some areas, but it's allowed.
I don't think Leake has been a pitcher they've actively had a market develop for this month.
I don't know if the fanbase has a stomach for a rebuild. I doubt that it would respond well to a tear down like the Cubs or Astros, and nor should it. I don't think the Cardinals have the talent on hand to do a speedy reset like say the Yankees did with Chapman/Miller and the past year or so. They are caught in between, as you imply, and as Tony La Russa would say about hitters. They aren't good enough to catch the Cubs, they aren't bad enough to rebuild like the Reds, they just are ...
Sure, if they got the right offer. They would have that conversation.
Could be Grichuk. Could be Rosenthal. Could be Oh. Depends on the day and who I hear back from.