The Cardinals are leaving room to either sign a player or trade for a player. They aren't concerned about the Rule V draft, which may never take place in the event of a long lockout.
The Cubs waited longer than they expected to because they were in first place. But, once they started falling, it was back to Plan A.
One more, but at a lower cost.
They had the league's best defense for one thing. They saw the value of throwing strikes.
I don't think anybody will be non-tendered, especially Hicks.
I don't see either one here. Cardinals need a lefthanded hitter. Pujols did not do well against righthanders this season. Nelson Cruz might cost too much and he probably isn't eager to change leagues after playing so long in the AL. Voit will land somewhere, but not with Yankees.
I was unaware there was ill will.
We thought that last year when the Dodgers and Padres seemed well ahead of the field until the Giants came along and the Mets and Phillies both disappointed.
There has been interference many times. In fact, all you have to do is watch the box scores to see who isn't being used when healthy, and you might have your answer.
I concur with that assessment.
They already have Tommy Edman who can do that and minor leaguer Brendan Donovan, too. The Cardinals do not need Taylor.
They aren't in the shortstop market. They could try for another back-end starter.
Insane is a strong word. Imprudent could be the one here.
No need to move today when the non-tender list doesn't come out until tomorrow.
Kim is a known entity when healthy. But he wasn't--very often.
I have heard no talk of Gorman being moved to shortstop. The Cardinals will be all right there, I predict. I didn't say great but I did say "all right."
We have a long way to go before any games are canceled. That's three months into next year and this year isn't even over yet.
Woodford could be a valuable piece if the Cardinals want to use more than one starter in a particular game, which could happen once in a while. It seems to happen every game in the postseason with varying success.
I think Carp would like more of a guarantee than that and likely would go somewhere else but I would have no issue with him showing up in Jupiter, Fla., as a non-roster player. There is no obligation involved.