I'm sure the Cardinals would be delighted with your Judge Judy sort of prudence.
I still think Ozuna is going to get more than two years from somebody else. He will come back here only as a last resort.
There has been oft-mentioned Dallas Keuchel, who was with Atlanta in 2019 and was a free agent at this time _ and into the following June..
Score one for the silent majority.
All the aforementioned won't be on the 40-man roster next winter, so this particular discussion won't take place. Significant judgments on all will be made well before next season is over.
Don't know. They thought Martinez and Reyes would be sure things in the rotation by now. Neither is.
DeJong is one of them, probably five, if Carpenter could hit third. Then Goldschmidt could hit fourth. Too early to worry about that yet. Let's see how ready some of these young players are.
I sense an undercurrent here. But I assure you that Carpenter and Fowler _ and Bader _ will get the first chances at being regulars. After that, the gloves are off.
Almost everybody is available. Some more than others. But, yes, you always check on such players.
John Gant still is on hand. Daniel Ponce de Leon could be in the mix, as well as Genesis Cabrera. You don't need too many "long" relievers, when you have 13 pitchers.
That's hard to say. Florida has its values for spring training, too. But, as a general rule, players who live in the Western United States, i.e., Arizona and California, like spring training in Arizona.
He would sell a few but how many more can they sell? I realize everybody didn't always show up at the ball park but all the tickets were sold.
If you're looking for a power hitter who's a pretty good defender but who strikes out a ton, then Pederson is your man, pending the cost in players. Do you really want more strikeouts in today's game?
If you had your facts straight, you would realize the Ford C.Frick Award is for broadcasting, not for writing. I would think the president, even a new one, would know more about the award winners honored there. Best of luck in the future.
I fail to see how the Brewers are improved after losing two of their top four players in Grandal and Moustakas to free agency.
It's tough for fans to understand sometimes because it isn't as if the Cardinals don't have money. To spend it wisely takes some savvy and, in some cases, outright guts. There is no easy answer to it other than trying to read the tea leaves and trying to guess the cause and effect ratios by offering larger-than-life contracts.
They've just built a new stadium in Texas and Gallo is kind of their franchise player, so he's not going anywhere.
Bing Devine, Dal Maxvill and Walt Jocketty all had to endure the slings and arrows, yet all won championships. It's an occupational hazard of the business.
All criticism is welcome and, for the most part, fair. But what is wrong with 12 consecutive winning seasons and 13 postseason visits in the past 20 years, with three World Series visits included?. Also, a fair question to be asked.
Simmons wasn't happy when Whitey said that Simba was going to play first base, with Darrell Porter as his new catcher, for the 1981 season. So, Simmons agreed to waive his 5-10 rights and the Cardinals traded him to Milwaukee and Whitey put both teams in the 1982 World Series.
All you can do is ask. Generally, a starting pitcher, two regular players and a top prospect are too much for nearly anyone. But a phone call doesn't cost anything.
They'd rather have Stanton.
There isn't much else he could say. He got the money to take care of his family for the rest of his/their lives and he thought he was going to be on a bunch of winning teams. That turned out to be a miscalculation.
That would be correct. 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2013 for recent Cardinals World Series, winning two and losing two.
We'll never see a weekend like that again.
They have the money to get Keuchel if the years aren't too many. He might still be in play.