I was wrong about Arenado, so who knows. Given the need to make budget, that would require moving out some other salary and also Ozuna's coming down.
Well in advance of the trade we had reporting on STLToday.com about the possibility. And the Arenado-to-the-Cardinals storyline has been running for well more than a year on this corner of the interweb. But as some of the national guys getting scoops a few minutes ahead of their peers, that's there primary job -- talking to agents and executives around the league that here thing. Our job is to cover the team and produce a mountain of detailed daily content.
Fowler can't play center field, so he wasn't going to platoon with Bader. The immediate hope is that Justin Williams can meet the low Dexter Fowler bar and add a lefthanded bat to the outfield, allowing Carlson to play some center field. Failing that, they should find another outfielder on the cheap to play that role. That's a better option than phasing out Fowler during the season and creating potential issue on the team
That's a better question for the baseball guys. I have spent zero minutes exploring potentially available leadoff hitters. I'm sure we'll see some names emerge, but there hasn't been a notable speculation to this point.
I believe Ryan is still looking for his next deal. The universal DH would help his case a lot. The Brewers have stayed in touch with him, but I'm sure how serious that interest is with that ream retooling. I don't see the fit here.
Yes. And I expect he will.
I'm a fan. So are the Mets, Phillies and Red Sox. It will be interesting to see where his bidding goes in terms of dollars.
So where does Matt Carpenter play?
Geesh, the team goes out and gets Nolan Arenado and fans are onto the next topic within a week.
Odorizzi seems like the crafty sort who could fit the culture here. But a healthy Paxton is more imposing.
The package the Cardinals paid seems a lot more palatable the package the Rockies were pushing for. There were a couple of decent pitching propects in that deal beyond Gomber, but Mozeliak was able to keep all of his top hitters and pitchers out of the trade.
No idea on that timetable. I would not hold your breath.
Nah, I mean, he was a pretty good player on some not-so-great teams. I'd say he was somewhat underappreciated. But Cardinals history goes back a long, long time. I'd have to research this one.
The NHL did the reverse retro thing across the board and there were some unfortunatae results. The NHL had a heavy hand those original sweaters, which were bad enough before the reversing. And the hand got heavier with this gambit.
So far my dog Eliot is behaving, so I don't have a lot of distraction. When he gets into it with the cats, then this chat can bog down . . .
Too late. He appears to be signing with the Dodgers.
Matt hopes you're right. Then he would get a chance to salvage some value in that contract extension. The Cardinals might settle for .240 from him if there were lots of walks and homers to go with his other true outcome, the strikeout.
I hear you. I went to the Ice Capades every year as a kid. There, I loved bright colors on the ice. In hockey, not so much.