I believe O'Neill is on the cusp of something significant. He should be a 30-homer guy and a Gold Glover for years to come and he has the speed to steal 20 bases, too.
Gorman has played only a dozen or so games this season at second. He needs more time there than that. But, by sometime next season, he will be in the majors. DeJong is at .160 now. But he will not see .260 this year. He just has to improve and be more consistent at bat, other than the occasional home run.
I think Bader in early July. Flaherty in early August. Hicks, Mikolas mid-August. Those are just guesses, mind you.
No updates. I suspect he's looking for a big-league job, though.
They've been walking guys all season.
Not yet. There is no need to overturn the cart at 35-35 with 92 games to go.
There isn't much to be had at Memphis for next year, or possibly later this year, other than Liberatore and Thompson, both lefthanded pitchers. There is quite a bit of offensive talent at Class AA Springfield but most of it at least a year away. Free agency and trades more likely.
How many off nights is Goldschmidt going to have the rest of the season? Three?
Carpenter isn't playing much either. Albert wanted to go somewhere where he could play a lot and where his team had a really good chance to get to the World Series. For those two reasons, he made the right choice.
The Cardinals are four games out of first place with 92 to go. San Diego is five games out and the Yankees are 4 1/2 out and I don't hear anybody saying they're out of it or comparing them to the Pirates. Please, take a breath.
Good question. Or once the season started, why not wait until the season was over to change the rules.
Colorado has a new GM now so we're not sure how he would feel about trading with the Cardinals in future years.
He is signed for a couple of more years at not an unreasonable sum and he is a home run hitter and good defensive shortstop. So, yes, he should have some value to teams.
The Cardinals already have had him--they drafted him as a catcher.
I'm not laying all the D-backs' woes at "Kelly's shinguards," as you say. But he is the catcher for the worst team in the league and he, like everyone, takes responsibility for that. It just isn't an offensive game.
The White Sox seem quite satisfied with Tim Anderson as their shortstop. DeJong would have to play another position.
I don't know but the Rockies need pitching more than a shortstop. At least that's how I see it.
Commish wanted me to correct one stat in this chat ... the Cardinals are actually 36-36 with 90 games to go.