Well, trading for Arenado was a good step. They now have a young outfield with a nice skill set. They have young power-hitting prospects on the rise. They have needs, but they will also have significant money to spend to fill them. They have to spend that money wisely. And they have to stop trading top prospects for short-term benefit, as they did with Ozuna.
Kroenke would just buy the land under the statue and remove it.
He will have to pitch a little better than that to help the team.
College sports is entering an insanely chaotic period. The administration lacked faith that Sterk could guide them through that. He needed help getting the right coach hired for football and that put him on thin ice.
The Cubs continue their tanking by sending Kris Bryant to the Giants.
Simple: Don't throw long-term money at players in their 30s. Don't give needless extensions to players who aren't going anywhere.
I can't imagine either player getting a $200 million contract this winter.
A guy with a previous success as a starter while trading a reliever who was equally unsteady. Two guys getting a fresh start. Happ becomes a free agent.
The Cardinals were never going to be able to outbid contenders for him.
Not at all. The Cardinals had back-to-back losing seasons in 1994-95. I don't see that with this group, unless they get crushed by another half-dozen brutal injuries.
He is a starting pitcher.
I'm guessing the Cardinals would work the count against him.
The Cardinals will try again in 2022.
Used to play some shortstop.
Trevor Story stays with Colorado, so the Cardinals can refocus on him when he hits free agency later this year.
I bet if you ask nicely, the Cardinals can tailor-make you one.
The Cardinals have some relievers they can plug in, starting with Ponce de Leon. The front office has less confidence in the starting pitching depth beyond the return of Mikolas and Flaherty.
Jon Lester to the Cardinals. That is more exciting than Happ.
Back to Gibson, he is 0-3 with a 6.26 ERA in in four July starts. Fans would be whining about that if the Cardinals got him.
The Tampa Bay Rays figured out. Gobble up great young players from teams making win-now moves and get maximum value from the payroll you have.
The Cardinals will have a pretty decent team when the injured pitchers return. It will be interesting to see how the team fares with a more complete roster.