A good and expensive one.
Because he would come with Colome, handle third base with aplomb, and bring a name player to the team with the chance of a bounce back. The risk would be that he's in decline.
Sure seems that way, yes. Hard to tell their direction.
Have only heard that the Cardinals were gauging interest in him, not that there was a team eager to go out and get him, not entering second year of arbitration, not with the concern still swirling around his shoulder.
They have not, no. Not when it comes to free agent. The market for one of the top free-agent starters would have to crater for the Cardinals to jump into it.
Milo: Might I suggest you rephrase your question without the vulgarity so I can answer it. Thanks.
The Rays are open to moving him.
Both of those things. But the priority in recent winter meetings has been the chat, which requires focusing on this interaction and not being out in the halls or on the phone with sources. Can only do so many things at once. Readers like you and the others in here have told us the chat is an important function of the coverage.
I don't see that as the connection, no. Boston is reportedly dangling Bradley Jr. in their attempt to lad a bat that would be upgrade for them. If teams want pitching in exchange, that's not going to change their asking price. If teams want younger, cost-controlled players, then you're not going to see a change either.
I am not. Left it back home -- in the 1940s.
The moment I guess on the odds of a move today is the moment I'm wrong. Such thing only adds to the entertainment of the winter meetings, not the information. There will a chat every day this week. Ben Frederickson and I are alternating days.
Great question. Very similar. I'm going to go that Eaton gets more because the White Sox motivation was all about the prospects. The word is out that Miami wants to move salary.
They do .. but interest in the free-agent bats at this point has not moved the needle.
I will do it for the chat or for StlToday.com. The purpose is to cover the Cardinals for The Post-Dispatch, not on Twitter. That can sometimes sting when a story is about to go up and someone else just gets to tweet the info, but I have to do my best to gauge when I can break news on the web site, for the newspaper, and then link from Twitter to that coverage.
Why not just wait for him to opt out at the end of the year?