I don't believe he is really untouchable. But trading him now would be trading him at low value. What kind of return would he fetch coming off two major injuries? If another team offered a return commensurate with what one of baseball's elite pitching prospects is worth, then I bet Mozeliak would look at it.
The NHL is dying? Franchise values are soaring, revenues are soaring and more expansion is coming. MLB has an attendance/image problem, but also soaring TV revenue to see the industry some necessary adjustments to come.
Is Dallas Kuechel willing to sign a Wainwright-level deal If so, add him to the pile of 10 starting pitching candidates for next season.
Ryan O'Reilly must be wondering why Tage Thompson and Carter Hutton are having all the fun this year.
The Diamondbacks can certainly ask for Hudson or Flaherty. The willingness of the Cardinals to trade a key pitching prospect will be tied to the belief (or lack of belief) in the team's ability to keep Goldschmidt for the long haul.
I'll talk Bama over Clemson and several NFL teams as well. The Cardinals still look for pitch tipping, but I don't know who will carry on that tradition once Wainwright is finally done.
St. Louis Brewers? Nah, that's confusing with Milwaukee's baseball team. We'll need something a bit more Euro-sounding for soccer.[
That's actually a reasonable offer. But I believe Carson Kelly blocks Knizner, who still needs fielding work.
That would sure beat Fowler playing every day in right field and batting .180 . . .
Yes, the Golden Knights would love to get Fabbri in a Reaves deal. But that's crazy talk.
Colorado is basically a one-line offensive team -- although that one line is magnificent and hard to contain on its home ice. So paying attention when Nathan MacKinnon and Co. are on the ice would help. But this is a Blues team that like Patrick Laine score five times and it's not like they lacked a scouting report on him.
No, but they probably should.
I've warmed up to the Goldschmidt possibility. He would change the offense.
Sometimes you can find a Jose Martinez off the pile and get a prospect that rises quickly, but by this point in the Hot Stove League every established player with any chance of moving in a deal or free agency has been discussed.
Yeah, some of that video from Detroit was damning. NBC Sports Network singled out Robert Thomas for getting lost, but the rookie was not alone in that. Many Blues were spotted loitering in their zone.
Like I said before, Tarasenko and Pietrangelo would be the toughest guys to get full value for because their value is so high. Only a relatively few guys in the league do what they do. Beyond that, pick a name and there might be a trade for him.
The Cardinals have lots of starting pitching. So if they add more starting pitching, presumably that would be to bump some guys to the bullpen to address that weakness and to trade somebody for an impact bat.
Who asked to you to get excited about Beck? Just a project to add to the pile.
Ozuna was a big bat addition. The man hit 37 homers and drove in 124 runs in Miami. It's a shame he didn't get himself ready to play, but it's not like the team added a middling hitter and tried to oversell him. The Cardinals would love to add another bat like that this winter. Hence the push for Goldschmidt. Trouble is, very few hitters like that every hit the market and, believe it or not, other teams are trying to get them too.
A $400 million baseball contract? Maybe Mike Trout, if that contract would have started when he was 22.