Those names might well well be Nolan Gorman and Alec Burleson from Memphis, depending on how they develop. And I could see money going to shortstop and pitching.
Like I said, Kansas is a good fit. Iowa State and Kansas State would love a call, but I could see the Big Ten looking elsewhere.
I imagine all three are under intense scrutiny. Typically pitching and hitting coaches get clipped before the manager. But all three have a chance to change the narrative of this season. If the Cardinals finish well after getting Flaherty and Mikolas, that could change the scenario.
Perron is getting into the twilight years and he carries an notable injury history. Parayko just suffered an injury-marred season, so setting the price for 2022-23 is impossible.
The Cardinals as a franchise was punished for the lack of control. There was no evidence that Mozeliak was directly involved in anything nefarious.
I can definitely see that. Guys like Kyle Clifford and McKenzie MacEachern could give way to Joshua and Klim Kostin.
I do not know because I have watched maybe 10 minutes of them. So maybe that's your answer.
He had a couple of bad outings but I don't believe he's finished.
I don't see how that helps the team. The Cardinals could use a strong lefty bat at second if that becomes a platoon.
Jordan Walker has that potential. What he has done as a teenager is pretty stunning.
Come on, that's a bit tough. But you are right -- football is driving this latest realignment threat and KU football is, um, unfortunate.
Joe, the ultimate cynic, covering Mike Shildt, who is quick to lavish praise on even the most pedestrian accomplishment . . . that would have been fun.
The only obvious choice is Kostin, since he will either break through this season or return for good coin in Russia. I believe Armstrong will push for Klim to get every chance to pick up where he left off in the KHL playoffs.
Not much left on the market. So the best call might be sitting on the space and waiting an in-season opportunity.
OK, that looks like it for today. Great chat! Have a great weekend. We'll see you next Friday.