I guess 1 in 8 and 1 in 33, respectively. Not really good at this whole odds thing.
Better recent success. That trade does not make sense. At all. Unless, I mean, the Cardinals' plan this winter is to help Seattle get better and not themselves.
Don't see a move like that happening. LA and STL don't line up well.
Carlos Beltran was that other client. Cardinals have had some issues, some brushfires with some of the smaller agent groups, but nothing that lingered that I can recall. Dating back to Jocketty, this was one thing the Cardinals did well -- identify the working relationships with teams and with agents and go with those. Mozeliak had a lot of conversations with Boras as assistant GM and that helped foster a relationship that continues today. Girsch works with GMs he knows well, and there are agents that he's had good rapport with so they go that route. For the most part, what I hear from the agents and the other teams is that the Cardinals like to win deals, they like to keep things real quiet with no comments, and they like to come out with a deal they can explain within their data-driven approach. That can get frustrating for some teams that think the Cardinals always have to make the smartest deals -- but it is never to a point where the frustration is rooted in unprofessional dealings.
Changes every year. Action starts this week. Not always resolution. but action.
I mean it is hard to see a trade between the two at this point.
Cardinals once really wanted to draft him, too. He's also older than they would like.
That bridge is fine. But I don't see a reason for his return, or the match.
Have to step aside briefly here to run down something. Will be back via the phone. So the pace will be a little off, but I will continue. That's how ti goes, right? Reporting has to be done in the middle of the chatting.
I suppose there is but I suggest that Shildt’s ability is how he can adapt to the roster they have. He should and will be able to do so ...
There should be. I like to think that my peers read and respect The Post-Dispatch.
That’s the rough estimate from the past weekend’s PD, and it’s somewhat incomplete, honestly, because Wainwright’s bonuses and other such things will have to be added over time. But it’s a good place to start. The Cardinals can handle a payroll like that. They have no interest nudging close to the soft cap, which is $206 million.
That’s right. A conversation. They can go to him or his agent and talk through preferred options. In Leake’s case, Cardinals approached him about going to a team that has spring in Arizona, and if there were any other requests in that regard. Same thing with Fowler. They have to know what he will accept — or have a good idea so they don’t chase something he won’t accept.
This possibility came up a year ago and did not have much traction because of his defense at third. He’s an outfielder from their evaluations, and not the preferred target, same as last year...
I thought this was a race to get better, not a race to get finished.
Good question. Two primary reasons:
— He’s removed from injury, and Cardinals had a chance to him play more, and he’s being signed for 2019 with the idea his health will advance by spring.
— He’s a free agent so Cardinals can set the terms of engagement and not have to offer players to take on another team’s contract.
I don’t know what to make of this question unless it’s left over from 2008’s GM meetings when these events described took place.
2019. Accept nothing less.
Actions speak loudly, so when they feel they have Team deserving of it.