Absolutely this move makes a lot of sense for Jays and Cardinals. We see that. We've talked about it for -- goodness, it seems like months now -- how much much sense it makes. There is a reason why the Cardinals looked at Donaldson as a potential add during the 2017 season and why they continue to be interested in him during the 2017-18 winter.
It does not mean that. It just means the O's were asking for a lot and the Cardinals had a response, and O's were asking for a lot, and the Cardinals had their information and other options to explore, too. This is how it goes.
It does appear that way, and it makes sense for him at this point. He's really following Carson Kelly's map. And, no, he would not be the third man up. Though that would depend on what the role of the No. 3 catcher would need to be at the moment he's needed.
That's not a surprise. He will see Class AAA at some point this season.
Not significantly. But it does change it, for sure.
They got two players who fill in areas of need on the minor-league depth chart, including a shortstop that can help them if a defensive need is there, and he has options. They got a second base who slides right into where Alvarez would have been, and is also an upside offensive player at the position.
The Cardinals are not covering any of Piscotty's contract, from what I've been told.
The prospects are good. Two top 15ers from the A's organization.
I have never been accused before having "beloved" Nationals. That's like you haven't been paying attention unless you're using the term ironically, and then please, blue font that man.
I have asked around on the same thing -- and it was actually asking around about Odorizzi that clued me into Colome awhile back. This was November, I believe? May even have been talked about the chat here before. And then it was asking around about Odorizzi and Colome that brought up the extended/expanded talk to include Longoria. What I didn't get much back on was how much the Rays were asking if Odorizzi was part of the deal or the deal on his own or how motivated they were to move Odorizzi. It would make a lot of sense, and he has intrigued the Cardinals in the past. I did get the sense that they would see what else was out there as far as starters and if one of these "upgrade" moves was there, because the baseline at this point for "upgrade" in the rotation would be better than Wacha.
That's really what they try to do. I think what you're saying is to go with even higher-risk draft picks? That would be a faulty approach that would invite turbulence because if you focus only on the gambles then you're going to lose some and not have a net of prospects to keep you in contention. Go that route and you're inviting cycles in and out of contention, and you're looking to spend more and more to cover your holes. Look at where the Cardinals are now for a middle bat.
Depends on how many teams they can get involved. Seems to me like they could get more for trading him now, or holding onto him and getting the draft pick back.
Ghosts left in Cincinnati.
Thanks for hopping in Rick. Usually it's livelier. But Cardinals fans have had a good week, I think.
I checked this past week, and he's still in the mix, available, and there are a handful of teams interested. There have been reports of Detroit and Boston. His reps also met with the Cubs this past week at the winter meetings.
Who could be used in relief? Who isn't pitching well? Who isn't health? Any one of those things changes the rotation -- and any of those things are possible.
I think money will be the deciding factor for Machado as a free agent. Money and years.
He haunts pitchers, my man.
Sure. We could probably put together some package right here that has been discussed. Whether it's been discussed and dismissed we don't know, but hard to imagine these things haven't been discusse.d
Depends on the free agents. I feel like this is something we've explored before and is a drum likes to be beat every so often just to see if the chat gives a different tune and then -- gotcha Goold! But the truth is that some players want to play for a specific personality of a manager. Some want to be in a specific kind of clubhouse. Some want business. Some want penguins. I think we have the same thing in any workforce. There are newsrooms that fit different personalities and editors that work well with one personality but not another personality, and so on. We have all heard from players who would prefer to play for Maddon in Chicago, and there are players that would prefer to play for Matheny in St. Louis. That's not a surprise. Same with Hurdle in Pittsburgh and Girardi in New York. Or Collins. And now there will be players who want to see if they can play for Cora in Boston, and some who will prefer to get a chance to be with Tito in Cleveland.
Past saves. Not past trades. Past saves. The Cardinals have had a view of closers that they get big money for the saves they've had and not the guarantee of the saves they're going to have because bullpens are volatile and saves are often the outcome of opportunity.
I honestly don't know how the Cardinals see Davis, Holland in terms of their next five years and whether they believe they'll outperform Reed or Colome. I do know that they see Colome under control for the next three and the fact that if he's not the closer he still has a role and still has value. And they see Davis and Holland as commitments that will be so costly if that they aren't the closer for one season the team would really be in a bind. Reed is in the middle, and may have the most value of all.