Could happen. If he hits, a place will be found. Don't forget the DH should be in by next season, too.
Few were impressed with the addition of KK, and he was one of the team's best pitchers last season and probably a candidate for NL rookie of the year if he had pitched more. Relatively cheap addition, too. The free agent additions who did not pan out need no reminders. We cover them here regularly, from Brett Cecil to Dexter Fowler to Mike Leake. The Cardinals have had too many in recent seasons.
That was a bad throw, indeed. Seemed determined to prove his arm was heathy or something. But his speed and range are in elite categories. He gets to balls others cannot. He can improve, sure, but he has the makings of a Gold Glove center fielder. He's been a finalist for it before.
Bryce Harper, but that isn't happening this season.
Wait. So, you're blaming reporters who reported what they could confirm at the time for people taking those facts and twisting them to fit their agenda? How does that make sense? If the team says a player is on the COVID IL, that is the news. You report it and push to get more news, and report what you can confirm. What people do with information that is being reported and developed in real time is not a fault of the reporters who handled facts responsibly. People will and so speculate, all the time, no matter what. It's one thing if it's fans. It's another thing if it's people who have a reputation as being a media member, past or present. The information about Wainwright's family was his to give if he chose to do so. He did after his start. The irresponsible guessing that happened before then is not the fault of media members who handled it right. Some accountability would be nice. It's called for often in the chats.
Perhaps, but only if Molina recovers from a tough injury. If he's hobbled the rest of the season, the Cards are a worse team.
I lean toward Carlos going his own way in free agency, but I also underestimated his ability to pitch like this again. Lots of time left for him to convince the Cardinals they are better off with him around, and his last three starts have suggested so.
The Cards have lots of examples in their folder labeled reasons to steer clear of decade-or-longer mega contracts, the top one being Albert Pujols. Far too early to see if Lindor joins the list.
It's a good question. One that would make it really, really interesting? Another World Series championship. Remember, he did not pitch in 2011. Just one championship on a team he played for, in 2006. Another ring would make an impact in addition to the numbers that are getting harder to ignore. I think he's a fringe candidate, and a likely miss. But as we have been reminded since the start of last season, his case is not shut just yet.
I don't think this is it for him this season. I do think the Cardinals are being over-the-top cautious with him. I bet he'll be back.