Not that I can tell. Hot pursuit. I see what you did there.
This chat would really go next level if I could start using GIFs.
They are endeavoring. That's for sure.
Not much beyond the next day's game. They know the climb is steep. As mentioned in this morning's paper, 30 of the 57 are against teams ahead of them in the standings. This means two things: 1) They're facing teams with winning records, a lot. 2) If they beat them then they play a part in catching them. That's what they have to cling to. Win the series against Colorado and suddenly they're within three of a wild-card by the end of the week. That's a real opportunity here. So is falling more than six behind.
That is correct. They did an excellent job recruiting him as well. Cardinals did develop a good relationship with Robert as well, especially between he and the scouts that viewed him. Moises Rodriguez, the Cardinals' current assistant general manager, was a big part of that. But, that's correct, the Cardinals don't have Abreu at first base, and the manager played a part in the recruiting. The Sox did a good Division I-level wooing.
I keep a list of free agents and trades that I know they attempted to sign/make. It gives me a sense of the direction they're going to head in the future, because sometimes they circle back. Like they did for Holliday. Like they did for Leake. Like they've done for a handful of others. Heyward would be on the list you speak of. But it's not a long list, really. Stanton, I guess. Cardinals offered a better package for him by some measures than the Yankees did.
If he's a free agent in this signing period, the Cardinals will offer him the $300,000 bonus, cross their fingers he really likes their logo, and the bet he signs elsewhere.
If there is a time, it would be now. They don't expect to be wowed.
I've voted for him. Third base is underrepresented in the Hall. He's the best of his generation, followed in this current group by a certain Hall of Famer in Adrian Beltre. A parade of third baseman could be coming.
The Royals already had Jose Martinez. They have had past interest in Wong. Those are the type of contracts that make sense for KC. Duffy makes sense for the Cardinals -- but taking on that much money would seem to get the Cardinals a better deal, less control to give up. And you're not just tossing in Triple-A arms to fill out a deal. There are good players at Triple-A and shouldn't just be all lumped together into some LEGO blind pack of prospects. No, it should take something different to get a deal around Duffy. Not like that deal.
Beggars can't be choosers. Also, I didn't know the difference as a kid.
Cardinals are measured by championships, by pennants that fly and rings that are worn. That's the measure the franchise has set.
Hall of Very Good. Houston Astros Hall of Famer.
Maybe it's time they did prioritize that. Served them well in the past. Last playoff team they had one of the best run-prevention teams we've seen in a long time.
He can be. Nothing is stopping the team from doing it. They just don't seem interested.
Entirely possible. Still, not all teams admit their mistakes like that.
Not really. Teams have gotten this far, are now playing chicken, and overall the market is waiting for the cost of relievers to drop and then there will be a rush. Lots of staring contests today.
He's really enjoying himself with Boston. Not sure he'd have the same role here. It's not really open.