The Cardinals have no intention of dealing Arenado. Almost anyone else is fair game. There are few untouchables on an under .500 club.
I think they have to find out if he can start. That's what they're paying him to do. He will be conditioned as such in the minors and when he gets here, that's what he'll do. They have to find out. And so does he.
Three division winners and two wild-card teams in each league quality for the playoffs. As we speak, the Cardinals are eight games (a lot) behind second wild-card San Diego.
The Cardinals had seven postseason appearances in Jocketty's 13 seasons. Since then, Mo's teams have had eight playoff appearances in 13 seasons although just two since 2015.
If you'll notice, if a hitter questions whether a borderline pitch at which he swung and fouled off was actually a strike, the umpire will answer him. And you'll note the answer almost always is yes.
Molina and Wainwright have the right to approve of any deal. And Carpenter may have some similar language in his contract. Martinez will be traded if there is a suitable offer. That remains to be seen.
I thought the question related to my coverage days and, while I have been here for a long time, I did not cover those teams in the 1960s. But those certainly were good years.
It is enjoyable to cover a team where the players, staff and management are available to answer questions you have. Most Cardinals teams have had decent to good chemistry, making it a little easier. Losing teams can be enjoyable to cover, as well as winning teams, as long as there is an honest two-way street involved.
Whitey always was/is a foreshadower. I think it's time for a phone call you're right.
Slim in Carpenter's case and it would have to be a completely restructured contract, befitting an extra man. Probably none in that of Martinez. He has two option years remaining.