He is Paul DeJong and, for this year, at least, he is their shortstop.
Everybody is on everybody's radar or the teams aren't trying. I would like Salazar.
Moustakas, as a lefthanded hitter, would balance the lineup. But to give him a long-term deal would seem risky. He hasn't had that many really good years.
And who have the Red Sox signed this year? Mitch Moreland, whom they already had. And, for a while recently, they were finishing last every other year. I admit that the cry for change is still being heard. But any player the Cardinals want is still out there. You're not forced at gunpoint to sign anybody just yet. .
I wouldn't be surprised if Stanton was claimed. But the Marlins wouldn't just have let him go just for the waiver price. Those were revocable waivers and they could pull him back if they couldn't make a deal. And there was no sense in doing that because Stanton didn't want to go to a lot of places, as we now know. So the question is moot.
It's only January. Interest in his services may pick up as we get closer to spring.
Why don't we wait until January has some legs under it before we jump to any conclusions?. Ozuna was no small-potatoes acquisition and they will make other moves. If you have this issue three weeks from now, then I'm willing to readjust my answer.
Carpenter's main values are that he is the Cardinals' best leadoff man and their only lefthanded hitter with power. If healthy, he has to be somewhere _ or everywhere.
I'm sure Lynn's side has made it known he is not accepting a two-year contract, even with an option. At least not now.
Astonishingly, some teams are showing some signs of fiscal responsibility. Also, Scott Boras has many of the high-tier clients. He is whistling some of the tunes even if he doesn't know all the words.
If Carpenter and Fowler are at .390 on-base percentage, no mean feat, Osuna and DeJong both will have more than 100 RBIs and, depending on where he hits, Pham might, too.
They won't be sitting at home but Arrieta and Darvish clearly seem to be generating less interest than they would engender.
Good point. I was referring to 11.025 million or something like that, for five figures, ignoring the last three zeroes. ,
I would be in favor of keeping Fowler in center, assuming he is healthy, which he wasn't last year, and move him to a corner if he isn't good enough. There is no guarantee yet that Pham is better than Fowler. We should learn more in the spring.
The defensive infield, of which you spoke, is adequate at best.
If Hosmer is getting seven years from somebody else, the Cardinals are not in that park. They probably wouldn't be comfortable going more than five although he greatly improves a subpar defense and adds lefthanded balance to the offense, albeit with modest (these days) power.
The Cardinals are interested only in starters at three years or fewer. Dollars per year not as significant. They've got dollars.
There is no particular need to save money. Do they like the players enough to make a move?
Luke Weaver must be able to throw his breaking ball for strikes, not unlike most young pitchers. He Is smart enough to learn.
Weve often had these discussions. He doesn't believe in pitch counts but he does understand the increased importance of the bullpens.