I can see Yepez and Gorman in that role eventually. I think the club still prefers a veteran there for now.
Reyes could be a "long" man when the season starts and ready to step into the rotation should somebody falter. His days as a short reliever probably are over for now. I would not trade him.
He was good enough that other teams have expressed interest. This may take a while.
He is looking but hasn't found what he wants. The only two managing jobs open are Oakland and New York Mets and I don't think he is interested in either. He is disappointed the way things worked out, certainly.
And thank you. Hopefully, a lot of new rules won't be implemented, unless there is a pitch clock, and a bigger strike zone, or at least bigger in the way it's called. . I can be on board with both.
An addendum to the previous question: I am OK with the three-batter minimum. I am not OK with the "ghost" runner or seven-inning doubleheaders.
I would think the players want to get to arbitration in two years, rather than three. When an agreement is reached on anything is a jump ball. But I like not hearing anything from either side right now. Perhaps silence is good and something is being accomplished.
The owners don't want to spend any more money until they're sure what the new rules are going to be. Yes, there will be some hostility but if the owners wait too long, they are putting the start of the season in jeopardy and the players then could hurt them the most by going on strike.
A player is paid from the start of the season through the end of the regular season. He can choose to be paid for six months or have it spread out over 12. The spring training stipends are independent of this. During the season, players routinely are paid twice a month.
One day in the big leagues puts you on the pension. Ten years in puts you in a different category and 20 years is max. You can choose to take it any time after age 45 with payments increasing the longer you wait, of course, until 65.
I think he and Roger Clemens will approach 70 % (75 is needed) but neither gets in.
I do not think Stroman and Matz both are in the Cardinals' plans. Their other moves will be on a slightly lesser scale.
We do not know they haven't. But I would be surprised if he isn't in Los Angeles or Dallas.
I believe this will be settled well ahead of the start of the season.
Mikolas did have one monster year, though, at just the right time. Matz has had no monster years.
Both have affected the Cardinals significantly. You would have to say bad contracts, though. They had control over those. They didn't have control of how the players performed after they left here.