Call me out on whatever you want. But my point is that he got votes at two positions but not enough at one or the other.
I believe the Cardinals also have made the playoffs four times in the last seven years and, in fact, five times in eight years. Yes, of course, the Cardinals have failed to make the playoffs in the last three years, but the two teams (Washington, St. Louis) have won exactly the same number of playoff series in that time. Zero.
Good point. But you never have to worry about what that other league has until you get to late October. Somebody might upset the best team by then.
Mostly, most of them are about the money, not any different than other occupations. A few also see themselves as the missing links to championships.
This year probably s the pivotal year for Perez. The organization needs to see significant progress.
Probably in the next 10 days or so, we'll have some news.
Many teams will have interest but righthanded relief is not one the Cardinals consider to be a major problem.
That would be Stephen Piscotty, but I suspect you might already have known that.
If you don't make the playoffs, there's a lot of that out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new approach taken by fans. Donaldson is on many people's minds because he was a big star. Was.
Kelly and Knizner both seem to be capable prospects. But you're not ever going to replace Molina's skills. You do the best you can with what you have and the Cardinals do appear to have some coverage. Most teams don't have a great veteran No. 2 catcher, so this situation is not unusual.
My point was they would prefer to have a lefthanded batter to balance their lineup. Turner is a fine player.
Good question. All I can say is that he'll be conditioned as a starter but I wouldn't be surprised if he sees some bullpen action. With a $2 million base for Wainwright, there isn't too much risk in seeing what has left in the tank.
Not impossible. I would think they would prefer a trade for him but if they need a spot on the 40, they might have to go the other way.
Harper has been the primary target for a while because his ilk doesn't come along much, a.k.a. a prime free agent at age 26.
The Cardinals didn't have a spot to play him, with Martinez and Carpenter at first base. Good for Luke, but if Bird hadn't been so bad at first base, he wouldn't have got the shot in New York either.
None so far. He would have to agree to it anyway.
I suspect the fans would be quite pleased with all those acquisitions, even if the last two _ depending on price and years _ might be a bit sketchy.
The Cardinals seem intent on having Martinez start. But I would have interest in both lefthanders that you mention. However, they have to solve their more glaring issues (lefthanded bullpen, big hitter) first.
They actually cut him loose last year after he had had elbow surgery . There was some talk of a multi-year contract, including 2018, but nothing came of it. This off-season, they determined that major need was not righthanded relief pitching. .
I would fly that one up the flagpole but I would have to have some info as to whether Peralta could play right field or not.
I do not believe Waino is closer material anymore. Start or long relief.