I really don't think the club is looking past this season. The front office already knows how (ticked) the fans are at having missed the playoffs two seasons in a row and they don't want to make it three.
In what constellation is Ozuna not a star? And it took four prospects to get him. They've actually acquired Stanton and Ozuna except that the former didn't want to come.
That's always a possibility but "limited" return is best judged in a year or two when some these prospects are either ready for the majors or not. I remind you for the umpteenth time that none of the players dealt was going to be a regular.
My theory is that if either of those teams had really wanted him, they would have him. And if he were dealt for prospects, there would be more whining about how the Cardinals were ""fleeced."
Dmitri Young, a good-hitting young first baseman, was moved after the Cardinals got McGwire. Brantley's heart was willing but the flesh wasn't wasn't. His arm was shot.
Well, Reyes did miss the entire season. And Lynn was something of an unknown after his Tommy John surgery.
I would not give Holland a three-year deal and neither will the Cardinals. I would think about two.
Really? Twenty-five million a year for four years? You do remember he didn't make it out of the second inning in the biggest game of his life?
Those teams had Pujols, Edmonds and Rolen. A pretty good start.
They might do that but some of the Cardinals' righthanders have good numbers against lefthanders. However, there will be plenty of traffic from St. Louis to Memphis is on I-55 and Sherriff will be involved.
The Carpenter/Martinez/Gyorko matter will depend mostly on Carpenter's right shoulder and Martinez's bat. If Martinez hits as he did last year, he has to play. The clubs climbed into playoff contention late last season with Martinez hitting fourth and then he got hurt.
No chance. Unless St. Louis moves overseas.
I think an article after an hour interview with Muhammad Ali in 1978.
Austin Gomber could be all of the above, but I see him as a lefthanded reliever _ for the Cardinals.
But they had had all three players in place for three years at that point. That was what I was saying. Again, Ozuna was not a casual add to this year's team. How many other teams have acquired a hitter like him so far? One (the Yankees). And the Cardinals had acquired that hitter, too. ..
The customer is always right.
He sold a lot of beer _ both on the air when he broadcast for the Cardinals and in his restaurant in Chicago. I must admit, though, that when I started going to more games that every play was not a spectacular grab, as Harry might have detailed it.
Perhaps so. But, at what cost, as in years, mostly. The Cardinals think they have power arms on the rise.