Yes, that kind of thing would be discussed. It's possible.
Some don't need to be added. Prospects go on the 40-man roster who must be protected from the Rule 5 draft, and as of right now I believe that Rule 5 draft will happen before the expiration of the CBA, so get ready, some prospects will have to be protected. Plummer. Perez. But not Thompson or Winn or Walker, or the more recent additions to that group.
I don't see any issue with the Cardinals having an abundance of outfield hitters given the fact that they've been scrambling to find one steady producer from that group over the past few years. They should be so lucky to have all six work out. They'd take three of them working out.
Thanks for the kind words. I always try to reward the reader who gets to the end, as best I can.
Allow me to introduce you to Joey Gallo. He's a hitter many teams would take, many fans would like to have in their lineup, and he does not have a batting average that would keep in him in the majors 30 years ago ...
Dave Duncan absolutely belongs in the Hall of Fame. He was good enough as a pitching coach that he should be among the first, if not the first, coach elected to the Hall.
The Padres just may. It's possible. They have real innings issues.
Again, some prospects don't need that protection and thus the Cardinals should not waste the roster spot just to give away the roster spot. That's not a good way to do business, and they've had real trouble with the 40-man roster and its management in recent years (see: Garcia, Adolis ... and also Seijas, Alvaro ... and so on ....). Giving away roster spots before necessary is not a good business model. It doesn't validate a prospect. It wastes a spot. And it assures that prospect will then just get optioned in the spring -- and that spot is still used. Makes no sense to me, sorry.
He's going to go through an evaluation again today -- and then there's one planned for tomorrow to see if he can swing the bat, pending how he feels in the morning.
Clicking. Also, pulverized mistakes when he saw them.
The Iowa Cubs have a huge following in Iowa. Might as well bring them home for a game.
The Cardinals would benefit from replacing/returning some of the lost voices that were let go during the pandemic. Having an outside voice, someone with experience from another organization sure seems like it would have great value. Continuity is something that the Cardinals value, and they've benefited from it -- all over the field and organization. But there is a time when continuity is a cover for complacency, and someone with a view askew would help. That is something that will be discussed around the dugout too, and it would not be a surprise if there are some former players added to the mix, in the front office or in the batting cage, or both. And if some of the front office has an opportunity to go elsewhere this winter, that would open a spot for a viewpoint from outside, from San Francisco, from Minnesota, from Milwaukee even to introduce a new voice.