If the goal is sustained improvement -- and not temporary improvement -- then it would be best to keep players capable of contributing for years to come.
Maybe neither. Herrera seemeed to offer the better overall potential, but he hasn't hit well at the Double-A level. So we shall see about him.
The Blues would definitely love Landeskog if there was a way to make that happen. He is getting some years on him and there is risk of Jamie Benn Regression, but he offers this elements this team needs.
There is a new GM there and he doesn't as many options with Eichel as he would like. If it came down to the Rangers and Blues, he might rather deal with the Blues.
Again, Liberatore has struggle with his command until the last few starts in Memphis. This team is risking damage to Oviedo long-term. Do they also want to put Matthew in harm's way.
Sure, the Blues could simply try again with Tarasenko -- banking on his summer of training and furthe recovery -- and re-up Schwartz for reasonable money. They would just hope for better results. That could happen too.
If the team added Story, it could ride an Edman/Carlson platoon at the top of the order while having more depth in the order too. I would suggest adding the most offense possible and let the chips fall. Teams are doing odd things in the leadoff spot because most of the team leadoff hits don't bat leadoff in an inning.
Yes, the Cardinals would have interest.
I believe a lot is bothering him right now!
That's it for this week. See you next time!