Only really once that I could recall, and it turned out not to matter. They include it as a factor. But they also say that if they cannot get an extension done with the player, then they're not following their own business model as well as they need to ..
Juan Yepez and Nolan Gorman are currently set to be the options/complements at DH. But DH is definitely in play for the upgrade at bat that the Cardinals want to find to protect Goldschmidt/Arenado. That's how they open up the possibilities.
This is one of the more realistic trade suggestions I've seen. Well done.
His versatility plays into the many different directions the Cardinals could go. They can prioritize the bat that changes their lineup and adjust accordingly because of the ability Edman and Donovan have to play to multiple positions. That's a good thing.
Yes. The Cardinals "checked in" with almost every team, including the Cubs, on the availability of catchers, and they did the same with almost every team about starters. It's what they do at the trade deadline. They make calls to the other 29 teams to see what shakes loose, and it was widely known that the Cubs were willing to trade Contreras, so the Cardinals did their job, made the call, heard the asking price or the Cubs' hopes, and then went in another direction. But they checked in. Tell me a player who could or was traded and there's a good bet the Cardinals "checked in" on them, too.
Why not a Shelby Mustang?
It should be named Baseball Operations Meetings. That's what the name should be.
Did once. Haven't heard him come up recently.
Are those the only three predictions he's ever made? Selective, for sure. I have not heard this, but if this person is making a lot of predictions, you have to take them all into account, not just the right ones, right?
The catchers are already on the list for who they'll look at. The others ... other than Quintana ... really haven't come up with the people I've talked to, but we'll see.