He has that potential. His bat is advanced, yes.
The Brewers are sitting on the fence. Neither rebuilding, nor fortifying. They are in the NL Central and that now is enough to contend. What a division.
They have. Many times. It's been a whole thing, honestly. They got a lot of attention at one point because DeWitt made the point -- and Mozeliak echoed it later -- that they don't win bidding wars, they don't do well in auctions, and they do do well trading for a player and then selling that player on sticking around/returning. That is their sweet spot, and they know it. But they don't feel they have the best track record of bidding the highest for players, and that was reinforced with David Price, for example, and a few times when even in blind bidding process for players coming over from Asia the Cardinals finished second to larger bids. They feel like their conservative, data-driven approach does better when they aren't pushed to outbid or overbid on a free-agent. They point to Cecil and Fowler as another couple of examples.
They better come up with new skills, or, as Mike Matheny once predicted, they won't have a place in the game.
Both must inform the reporting. Period.
One part of the consideration for the Cardinals is the postseason rotation did not include Jack Flaherty or Steven Matz and the team really hopes that the 2023 rotation includes both of those two pitchers.
That is a great question for him. I stand by what I've been able to report in the Post-Dispatch. It's not may place to explain, defend, or speculate on another media outlet's report. If I did, I would spend all of my time shooting things down or chasing random tweets and rarely, if ever, produce an article for my employer. I look forward to reading an explanation on this report and see how it parallels past reporting by the Post-Dispatch.
Have not heard him come up, at all. When it comes to most players, teams pay attention to what the team he's on is doing to not find playing time or find playing time, and they adjust their evaluations with that information, too.
And wins NL pennants. Don't forget that part.
That's what the local reporters have been saying. That tends to be where the national writers get that information.
My chat game is on point, no?
Did they? Pretty sure they know the current cost of doing business. It's why they're not currently doing that business.
They'll try. They are trying. They are engaged right now in the process of trying.
McGreevy. Graceffo. Pacheco. Genesis Cabrera. Woodford. Those are the names I've heard come up from other teams. I'm sure there are others.
I did not hear any connection between the Cardinals and Senga beyond the usual due diligence. Was told coming out of the Vegas meetings that they were not expected to be involved -- and candidly that is the place where it became clear that the Cardinals were actively shopping for a starter. They told folks as much. Yoshida is a bit different. The Cardinals have a connection to his team, they have ample/extensive scouting reports on him, and there is at least something tying them together. Should get a better sense of how big the interest is at some point this week. He's part of that group of players that fits some of what the Cardinals are seeking but reinforces how there isn't a sure thing that stands out in the market place.
Same as the Bellinger, Conforto group. They could (maybe should) swing for the fence there and see if they strike lightning.
The next top catching prospect in the system, and he's getting strong reviews for his first entry into the organization. He's 18. He's got a commanding presence as a catcher. He's described as mature beyond his years when it comes to calling/managing a game. All of that is through the lens of his age, please keep in mind. So he's got good movement and agility behind the plate. He was the youngest player in the league and did well at the demanding position. Bat shows promise. He caught the Cardinals eye for some of the things they saw him do for Team Panama at an international tournament -- at the plate, but also in directing his team.