The main point is that Machaco has either done well enough or has excelled for several seasons and has a track record. None of your aforementioned three has ever played a full season in the majors.
If I was the Orioles, the only package I would care about is the one that has Reyes in it. That would be a 7 or 8. The others? Less than four.
These are case-by-case entities but the Cardinals hardly can help but look back at being rescued by contract offers that would have bitten them. They really did want Price , though, and were surprised when the Red Sox swooped in.
You don't retire it until he is in. And I want to be there for that ceremony.
Not at $9 million. They don't have to take that contract now.
Yes, they have plenty of ammo. But it takes two to tango. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And any other bromide you can find. I think the need for a third baseman, however, isn't that great unless he is a slugger who you can't do without. I want a closer and another starter.
Bader has more efensive flexibility and speed. O'Neill has more power. Bader figures to stick more than O'Neill as an extra outfielder.
Gyorko was surprisingly adept at third base and had a big first half. Unable to overcome a couple of injuries, he had a terrible second half and probably is best suited as a good utility man. Longoria has had 30-homer seasons and figures to play most days. But I might be all right with a Carpenter/Gyorko combo at third.
I think he will be a very effective lefthanded reliever _ if he can figure out how to get started before May 15.
It's pretty universal that teams regard their own prospects higher than other clubs do. Here, I think Carson Kelly could start as a catcher for some teams. Flaherty probably. And Reyes without saying. Dakota Hudson and Jordan Hicks should be rotation pieces soon.
The Cardinals probably wouldn't include both Weaver and Flaherty and Kelly in a deal with Tampa Bay. Hard to say how Longoria's money would figure into the equation. You would think the Cardinals would be doing the Rays a favor, though.
Hopefully, managers won't go nuts in their employ of relievers and keep their staffs at 12, which they easily could do with more off days. You should also see more players able to go 150 or more games with three or four more off days sprinkled in.
Until he shows that he has no more serious vision issues, Pham would be of some concern to the Cardinals and more so to clubs that might want to acquire him.
Reyes rehab said to be going well. He may not join rotation until May, though. And even could be in bullpen then.
What's wrong with wins? And he made all his starts last season, with some extra rest mixed in. He would be in anybody's rotation with the stuff he has and the landscape that starters only have to pitch six innings _ or even five _ anymore _ with the emphasis on multiple and varied relievers. .
We don't know that the Cardinals didn't talk to Neshek, but there was a $2.5 million to $3 million a year difference in what each signed for. This is not to be taken lightly when you're talking about setup men.
You're only going to see a Lynn re-signing when the years come down to three And nobody is going to sign before Arrieta and Darvish do.
Danny Duffy would help anybody. Good lefthanded starters are hard to come by. I know the Royals always have liked Grichuk.
Tough call because 1964 infielders didn't have to play on Astroturf. The difference for me would be at shortstop where Groat was adequate and Smith was sensational. All other positions are closer.