I have no idea. But I am eager to see. The rules need to change.
Nope. At this point, they know what they're willing to offer and what the market fits.
Per Jon Heyman, Fanrag Sports. Ready to be in the same lineup in 2019 with Machado.
Weird. But it furthers the idea that he's really a superhero. Like Jamie Madrox.
So would the Cardinals if they were voting in the poll. Wisdom not going in the Rule 5 draft is a small thing right now, but an injury could make that a big thing for the Cardinals. He could play first or third, and if there's not a Gyorko or a Martinez around to play those positions then Wisdom is the power source that the Cardinals will have to turn to. That makes his spot in the organization interesting, as a sleeper.
Better hope it isn't follow closely by The Return of the Jed Hoyer.
First guess as I look at it without digging too far into the numbers, it's top five. Could be top three.
There was a smaller pool of bidders for Stanton and see how that turned out? Imagine if the whole of baseball has a chance to bid on someone. The Cardinals just don't do that well in those cases.
I think there is a better chance of Colome/ Longoria than there is of a deal that includes Archer. That one is going to be costly, and it is far easier to see how the Cardinals leverage taking on Longoria's salary as part of a way to get Colome at this point. That's been the most consistent idea.
Prices to go down. Some of the asks for starting pitchers have been high high high.
Yes, there are stats on this. And not only does Matt Carpenter take a lot of called strikes -- I don't belive there is a player who has more balls called on him as a strike either. He might be the best umpire in the game because of his feel for the strike zone. He just makes more money as a hitter.
Cishek to the Cubs is interesting. It seems like the Cubs are trying to throw different looks and numbers at their bullpen and not gearing up for some kind of super-watt closer.
The potential is there, yes. Not the guarantee. The potential.
Yes it does. Always did seem like that when it was first apparent as a possibility.
I don't get that sense, no.
1) Solid. That's the best word I've come up for it. There are times in it that it just didn't feel like a Star Wars movie as much as it felt like Marvel's take on a Star Wars movie.
Good question. The Marlins made it clear to the Cardinals that they had a preferred order of trades when it came to their OFs. And one of the clues that we all got that a deal with Ozuna was done -- or real close -- was when word came that the Marlins were keeping Yelich and optimistic about the starting pitchers they were getting in a trade. Yelich is the going to command the bigger package, and the Marlins may want to create some urgency in the market to even drive that price higher. Not an ideal situation for Yelich, who is too talented to be marooned in Miami.
I've heard a lot of names mentioned. We can mention names all chat. I'll go next: Cashner. But, yes, you get the idea of where the Caridnals would be fishing for a starter and what that pond would look like and why they talk about January or later and why Mozeliak feels there will always be pitching.
Sure. But you know why not be as good as you can be for 2018, too.