I'm thinking Piscotty will get plenty of playing time and Grichuk somewhat less because they think they have a pretty good idea what Grichuk can do. I have hope for Cecil, who hasn't consistently been bad this season, just when it seems to count the most. I think other teams have made up their minds as to what players might interest them In the meantime, the Cardinals will try to make something out of this mess of a season.
On one hand, you have to admire the Cubs for not wanting to wait another 108 years for another World Series title. But they surely must be getting low on top prospects and, other than Quintana, they really haven't addressed their pitching very much.
When you say fans deserve better, do you mean 12 postseason appearances since 2000? Or the fact they might miss the playoffs for a second straight season despite a 17th winning season in 18 years?
The Cardinals might prefer Yelich's lefthanded bat. Other than Carpenter and Wong, they don't have any true lefthanded hitters.
MLB doesn't probably care. The TV networks want any combination of Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees
I didn't know there was a short-term plan.
I fail to see how you haven't been entertained, at least to some degree, this year. A week ago, they were tied for first and euphoria reigned supreme. There is no question that the Cardinals have been disappointing. But not horrible.
Point. And counterpoint. The only thing I would add is that the bullpen didn't necessarily lose all those 22 games. For a long stretch, the Cardinals didn't score very many runs in the late innings either to add on to a lead built up early.
Flaherty will be here before the year is over, if not the week. His turn could come up on Saturday night here. Wisdom has had a terrific power year and is a strong defender but he is hitting in the .240s, so not quite sure where he would fit in, just yet, as a regular contributor. .
Moustakas, as a lefthanded power bat, would be a good fit for this lineup or anyone else's. Not sure if he is better than Gyorko at third or not, though. And what is the money? If the Cardinals are going to spend big-time on a hitter, I would like someone who's been a bit more consistent than Moustakas.
Actually, he won't be 31 until May 12. He has the advantage of already having had his Tommy John surgery. But four years might be a better deal.
I have never heard Jon Jay referred to as "Willie Mays" Jay.
If I'm going to sign an outfielder, I want one with more bang for the buck than Cain has provided this year.
Awfully hard to go against Rick Wise for Steve Carlton swap in 1972 although Wise still is the last Cardinals pitcher to record a win in the All-Star Game. And Mulder did pitch on 2005 division winner.
No question that Ray Lankford belongs in Cardinals' Hall of Fame. As a committee member, I can nominate Ray but the fans are the ultimate voters. Here's hoping they take another look.
Sierra has had very little training until this year on how to steal bases. But, with his inordinate speed and any kind of idea, that should translate at the major league level. His legs will ensure he will be on base a lot because he'll get plenty of infield hits.
I would think Gant would be an effective long reliever, if not starter, and we'll find out before too long.
Both. Many Memphis players will be here in September but the organization owes that fan base a legitimate chance to win the AAA title so, several of those players won't be here until later in the month, whenever their playoff run ends.
It certainly will take pitching prospects to land Yelich, or any slugger of substance. But until you know if you can sign Lynn and if you think Wainwright/Leake will be viable, you have to careful how much you shrink your young pitching pool.