The Marlins have plenty of outfielders. They have no pitching.
I suspect no official offer has been made yet but that doesn't mean it wouldn't come too far down the road. No need to panic.
The Cardinals will bring in a veteran starter. Nothing really wrong with Wacha. He made 30 starts and, for the most part, was pretty good. tying for the staff lead in wins at 12.
The Cardinals aren't in the Otani bidding because they have exceeded their spending levels in previous international signings.
Are you kidding? Bowling is very athletic. It takes terrific coordination, especially after consuming a cold one or two.
Next year surely will be Wainwright's last as a starter for the Cardinals. His contract is up after the season.
Piscotty, coming off a .235 season, isn't going to anchor any trade. That doesn't mean he couldn't be included in discussions, especially about Ozuna and Betances.
Martinez has "ace" stuff but he's not quite there yet. Twelve wins doesn't smack of "ace."
I'm going to take a flyer, with little intel, and say they can reach an agreement. But will Stanton accept?
I would hope so. I don't think DeJong will be too choosy.
Jaime Garcia is out there. Just kidding.
Yes, players are allowed to make contact on their own with players from other teams. Operators are standing by.
Piscotty will have to re-establish himself in 2018 after a troubled 2017. He might be only a slightly better than average player, though. And he wasn't even that last year. . He has decent power but little speed and hasn';t hit for average in a while.
That about covers the shopping list. Lefthanded relief would help, too.
Not impossible. Hosmer won't come cheaply, but he and Donaldson would help on both sides of the ball. But would Donaldson stay more than one year?
The Marlins would be all too eager to make that one. Way too much to give up player-wise although they really don't need Grichuk.
You'll have to talk to the agents _ Hochman's and Ben Fred's, that is.
Waino is in the rotation for now, at least but they need another (younger, healthier) veteran.