The Padres, I believe, have three or four Rule V players on their roster. They won't be able to keep all of them and Cordoba is the least experienced and won't provide the most immediate help. I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't offered back at half price.
No, it's not the last we'll hear about it. But don't know if Correa has a "tell all" in his future.
As a lefthander, Quintana would offer some staff balance. I suspect the White Sox would start with Reyes, though.
Ninety at-bats. Thirty innings pitched. Or. . . none of the above.
I have not voted for Bonds or Clemens, who are the ones I suspect you're talking about. Aaron and Mays will not be pleased if either or both are in HOF.
They really would have lost just two picks they expected to have. The other was a "competitive balance" pick. We're not going to know the effect for two or three years.
The only major salary gone are Holliday's and, to some extent, Moss. And Martinez and Wacha will be making much more than they did. Their final opening-day payroll is going to be higher than you think but they'll have some money to do something later.
I foresee Diaz being a third baseman a couple of years from now. We don't know if Gyorko might be a fit. He did hit 30 homers last year.
That percentage is negotiated by the player and the agent and often depends on the extent of services provided by the agent, who usually has others in his group working on money management. Five to 10 percent might be a good barometer.
Adams is playing from behind this spring because the job more or less has been awarded to Carpenter. Perhaps nine home runs and .380 this spring would do it. But it he hits enough, space will be found for him.
George Hendrick, I believe, was the first to wear his pantlegs to his shoes. Incidentally, he became "Silent George" while with Cleveland when he suspected that some veteran players hadn't taken too kindly to something a young Hendrick had said to the media, so he decided just to say nothing for many years. Except to this correspondent.
With the estimable total of 30 home runs came a rather low 59 RBIs. Gyorko is not going to be a high average hitter but he does have good hands for an infielder, albeit limited range. I could see him at third base if Peralta falters.
I could see the Astros getting the money but not the picks. Those would just have been forfeited by the Cardinals.
If Wong falters, Gyorko or Carpenter goes in at second and the Cardinals strongly consider trading Wong.
Adams has been tried in the outfield before and it hasn't worked. Will it be tried again? Perhaps. Adams could use one more category on his resume.
I do not vote for Clemens, Bonds, Sosa or McGwire.
While extremely helpful to all Cardinals young catchers, Molina wont sign an extension to be a caretaker. He will want to play as a regular until he's about 38.
It surprised me a little but, deep down, a lot of players wonder how it would be to play at least one year with the Yankees. The Royals or the Rangers don't have the same appeal.
If the U.S. team is in the competition at that point, it will be very exciting because the U.S. hasn't ever won it and Jim Leyland will be a very impassioned manager.
Thanks very much. As a general rule, if you have reliable sources, you run with it despite what the club might want. There would be some exceptions, I guess, but if you wait, you generally get burned.
For Cardinal haters, consider the fire stoked.
I want to see more of Luke Weaver. He has much more than he showed late last season.