I'd like to have both of those fellows. I suspect about nine or other 10 clubs also would.
Carp doesn't quite make $20 million. He should try to hit the ball the other way _ although the Votto method doesn't seem to be working thia year. You'll note that Carpenter has more RBIs than Votto.
Only if Arozarena actually is going to play. When Ozuna comes back, he wouldn't be playing regularly, I don't think. Justin Williams hit two homers in a game and then got hurt. He might find himself off the 40-man at some point, except he hits lefthanded with some power.
Without Gallegos, we wouldn't need to be discussing the Cardinals as contenders for anything this year.
I've always thought that having a lefthander in the rotation serves a purpose. They had one when Gomber went down with his arm injury at Memphis where he was pitching very well. He might have been that guy. Bumgarner or Minor might have to be that guy now.
I think he has a working knowledge of it. More so than I, for sure.
Why would you want to move him now? You have almost no lefthanded hitting anyway, so, even if he's on the bench, he's a weapon. Besides, there isn't much demand for him now. Wait till the end of the season and then see what kind of move you want to make. Fowler still has value to this team this year.
I'm sure he's on the radar. A possible August or September call-up, especially this year when you can to go 40 players one more time.
The $64,000 question. It's all in the eyes of the beholder. The Cardinals may think they have the prospects but how are they regarded by the other side? And, you may have to be flexible in your definition of "front line."
Part of it is the disappearance of artificial turf, where it made sense to hit the ball hard on the ground, especially if you could run. Defensive shifts largely have taken care of hard grounders to the pull side, ergo the emphasis on launch angle and hitting the ball in the air to the wall or over it.
A question that will have to be asked after the season. Some of this depends on how much offense you have around him. he rest depends on whether you think he can hit closer to .265 than .240.
They value his defense that much late in the game. I'm not saying you're wrong. But right now, O'Neill is getting his shot. There isn't room for Thomas or Garcia now, with Ozuna soon to come back _ we think.
They want very much to make the playoffs this year. I can't see them fathoming this club as a World Series champion right now but they just want to win the division, or even a wild card, if necessary, and take their chances. They will bring in some type of pitching help. At what scale? Or what cost? TBD.
He has shown enough to stay for now. But if Gyorko comes back before Sept. 1, they will have a decision to make. Edman likely has earned the benefit of the doubt, though. The issue will be how good can he be as a part-time player?
Right now, there only is playoff hunt. There are no playoffs.
Most of the Memphis Mafia are already here or have been. The talent level isn't quite as deep as it's been the past few years.
In answer to a previous question, Bumgarner, Stroman and Minor would seem to be the top three starters teams would try to acquire.
More of a difference between Wong and Munoz. Wong is clearly superior to both, though.
I'm not saying they wouldn't do that but I would rather see Jake Woodford added to the 40 and brought up from Memphis. Harvey really has had only one half of a good season in the past few years.