Andrew Cashner is the kind of pitcher that could slide into that group that fit the Cardinals -- and fit what the Cardinals are going to do timetable wise when it comes to starters. You bet. A pitcher of that ilk makes sense for the Cardinals -- and that is even if they don't make a deal that costs one of the young pitchers.
I don't get that sense, no. Not any more so than the other high-end prospects the Cardinals have.
As of today, it's Grichuk, Diaz, and then Piscotty. The first two come with more flexibility and that is valuable when you weigh against their recent performance. Piscotty, coming off a difficult year, has the guaranteed contract that a team is really going to have to be sold on his upside and his breakout this year to make that work.
Saw it Thursday. Fun. Not epic. Would like to see it again. I stand by the opinion I've shared in here before: It's the best Guardians of the Galaxy movie of the year because it has everything that Guardians of the Galaxy brought to the genre. If you're choosing between the two though see Spider-Man Homecoming. That movie brought a welcome and needed life back to Spidey, the best of all superheroes. Go ahead, @me. Dare you.
Or Miami or Stanton to LF or whatever.
Been there. They still have the tee shirt.
No. The sense right now around the Cardinals is they see free agency for the reliever and trade for the bat. Now linking or overlapping the two could be a direction they go, if that's with Miami or some other team, like Tampa Bay mentioned earlier. But that kind of structure isn't that outrageous if the Cardinals saw Hand as the better route. I've not been led to believe that they do.
Strong fall for Andrew Knizner, the catcher. He's gone out there and, like Kelly before him, asserted himself as a prospect and an improving, developing possible bat at the catcher position. Alcantara has just been more of the same when it comes to his stock and the industry's view of him as a prospect. Jordan Hicks is no longer a secret, and scouts are seeing what the buzz is about.
It just means that they have more prospects than they have room on the roster. that's all. Teams get in this situation every so often, and all the international signings that the Cardinals had a few years ago has led to some of this, along with the fact that some of the more populated drafts have also arrived at the higher levels. Yes, it's a sign of the Caridnals' prospect depth. No, it's not some sign that they ahve a plethora of elite talent beyond what other teams have. Just depth. And depth has value worth keeping.
Let's hope so. He deserves a spot on the ballot and then it's up to the fans.
I've been told it's Kin-zer. And I intend to double-check. Thanks for the reminder.
What's the lineup? Third place. That's the lineup.
Yes. It is too much to ask.
Agreed on the relievers. Why replace Gyorko with Moustakas? Why not just keep Gyorko?
Their preference is always to avoid losing draft picks, but they factor that into any offer, and they aren't really going to get all worked up about that in this market because the targets that they're going to look at aren't likely to get the QO with the exception of a guy like Holland, and then, like I said, they'll factor that cost into the offer they make and the importance their putting on closer pedigree.
To the best of my knowledge and some people who would be in the know that I have spoken to, Stanton has never articulated anything about St. Louis. At most, he's offered up a preference or interest or musings about playing on the coast. That's not unusual. Hear that a lot from players and players around the players. Same thing with the Yankees. Some players want a chance to play for the Yankees. Remember back in 2004, a young switch-hitter with the Houston Astros talkd about the kind of team he wanted to play for a free agent and did everything put name the Yankees as that team. Of course, that player, Carlos Beltran, signed with the Mets. Things change when there is a contract put in front of them -- or an opportunity. I do know that there has been some speculation about Stanton and St. Louis is based only of the supposition by the writer/talker that Stanton couldn't possibly want to be in a Midwest town in the middle of fly-over nowhere like St. Louis. Whatever that means. I hear such things a lot. They're guesses, often rooted in that person's opinions, not the players. Presumptions abound this time of year.
You hear approximately 13,457 of them. And if you open your ear wide enough you can hear even more than that this time of year. It's who do you want to believe. Some of the ones that stand out are the times that the Cardinals took Alfonso Soriano out to dinner and for a briefest of moment actually wondered if they had a chance to sign him. Or the one time that TLR brokered a pursuit of Barry Bonds and that had wings for a few moments. The trade story I've told before is the one where the Cardinals tried to go after Robinson Cano with the yankees, and the Yankees asking price was this: Adam Wainwright.
Readers in the chat are so tired of my Christian Yelich argument and view of his high upside that they have already sharpened their told-your-so pitchforks and wrapped gasoline rags around their you-fool torches for his first four-strikeout game in May when they will storm the chat demanding their pound of flesh. Or something like that. Yelich is an ascending hitter. Hosmer, to me, adds welcome depth to the Cardinals lineup but also an overlap of sorts with Matt Carpenter. That could help the lineup, but is it enough to change the lineup? Possibly. Enough to make it a sure thing? I'm not so sure.
The Cardinals will have resources, and so will so so so so so many other teams. It has been brought to my attention that maybe the Cardinals should look at making thier move now before inevitably falling behind in the auctions next year. They shouldn't bank on being able to woo Machado, Harper, etc. If they're going to the highest bidder, how often have we seen the Cardinals be the highest bidder in the past eight, nine years. Twice? Do you think the third time is going to be for one of them? I wouldn't take that bet.