I'm OK with that. But I don't know if Carpenter is ready to get back into a full-time coaching grind for a whole season.
Thank you. And Edmonds will get another day in court when he becomes eligible in a few years for one of the Hall of Fame's Era ballots. His OPS and defense will be received very favorably and I would think one day he'll be a Hall of Famer. How he didn't make 5 % from the writers just to stay on their ballot is as mysterious as Ted Simmons being knocked off after one ballot more than a quarter century ago.
Rondon picked up an 80-game suspension for a drug use violation this past season. He is eligible to come back but I don't see a fit here. He does not play shortstop well, anyway.
Those three head the free-agent list but you always can try to trade for a top starter.
Once the Dodgers, Mets and Yankees went out, the TV networks couldn't have been too happy.
He's hit 18 and 17 homers in the past two seasons playing home games where it's hard to hit homers sometimes. And he's a Gold Glove catcher. I'm OK with it, if the price is right. .
Montgomery is likely to get as much as $10 million via the arbitration process and he can be a free agent after the season. He was very good for much of his time here this season. It's a hard call. The Cardinals have to decide if he's a top-of-the-rotation guy, or not.
I have little doubt that Alex Reyes won't be tendered a contract.
You are correct. The World Series is a No. 1 seed vs. a No. 6 seed. Still, not the two top teams, record-wise, playing for the title.
No. Bullpen coach Bryan Eversgerd, long valued in the organization, was reassigned.
McGwire seems content to be with his family in California and monitoring all their sporting endeavors. Ward will remain an assistant hitting coach. Another one will be brought in.
Oli Marmol will get some input but more of it will come from the front office, I'm guessing.
We may be saying that five years from now when Arenado, presumably, still is starring here. But Brock-Broglio ranks first. Forever.
Based on what we saw last year and what reasonably can be expected next year, the Cardinals don't have enough of a guarantee from what they already have on their club.
Given the number of pitching injuries the Cardinals have had, they are planning on having eight or nine starters, not just five.
I hope not. But, we'll have to see how it works during the season. We might find that we like it.
A good question. I was really surprised when he was sent out and wasn't brought back up until the playoffs. He still has plenty to offer and he got a lot better at second base. I wouldn't mind seeing Gorman play the outfield some this spring, though.
Yes. But that's part of being a fan. Patience often isn't their virtue.