I would listen to offers about Gomez but I wouldn't mind seeing him for myself first.
Thank you. Quintana is a good pitcher, but he's a complementary pitcher. The Cardinals need someone better with a better strikeout rate.
I suspect Goldschmidt, after some down time, will get to work on what next year looks like, from watching video to working in his cage. You generally don't feel the need to bring in outside help for a star of that magnitude. Thanks for your kind words.
I would think the Royals would want some sort of pitching help, too.
From where it finished. I was using $170 million as my base.
But it's not their money.
Perhaps they also will be softer.
He was a coach for the Atlanta Braves and is retired in the Atlanta area.
Wouldst that history would repeat?
No, they're not going to sign three free agents for $60 million. They will have to trade for some of the stuff that they need. The payroll expansion will be from the $170 million with which they finished 2022. Gone already are the salaries of Molina, Pujols, Dickerson and Quintana. That cut $20 million off that $170 million number. They could go to about $190-195 million, maybe.
I would listen to offers for all of them. That doesn't mean you would trade them all. I would keep Gorman over the rest.
Hudson is five years younger than Quintana but the latter has established himself as a reliable starter and Hudson hasn't yet after rebounding from injury. Hudson has some upside, but how much?
The Cardinals would love to have a strikeout-type pitcher and he fits that bill, if everything lines up.
Not quite. Maybe a pitcher better than Lopez.
I like Karinchak. Brantley has had a bad injury history in recent years and isn't playing now.