Somewhere Jose Oquendo just nodded. But that's not to say that Matt Holliday can't become a rising star on the field staff side of things.
Outfield? No thanks. Experts seem to think he'll re-up as a Yankee. But if would come as a DH, there's argument to be made for the Cardinals to change their current view of that position.
In free agency? Perhaps nobody, if the market is what we think it is. That's why the trade route may be best.
Lars Nootbaar added power and drew some walks, but we're dealing with a small sample size there. The team would like to add somebody with a longer track record as protection not only for Goldschmidt and Arenado, but for the reality that the development of young outfielders is not always linear. Jordan Walker will play in the majors next season, but will he make a big impact next year?
For sure it does. But pulling the goaltender works once and a while -- another three or four points our the course of the year could make the difference between making and missing the playoffs.
Fermin is just a depth guy, somebody to fill the Edmundo Sosa role if Paul DeJong fails as expected.
But . . . the scary thing about this Blues team is not that they lose eight games in a row, it's that they got shelled eight games in a row. THAT is hard to shake off.
Me too. I could use the $20 million or so in 2023.
Sure, the Cardinals can afford Trea Turner just as they could afford Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt. Who is suggesting otherwise?
Cardinals developed pitchers: Sandy Alcantara and Zac Gallen, who are both aces. Then there are Jack Flaherty, All-Star closer, Ryan Helsley Jordan Hicks, Andre Pallante, Dakota Hudson, Zack Thompson and Jake Woodford, with Gordon Graceffo, Michael McGreevy and Tink Hence in development. Not bad.
I agree. That game was an outlier -- or what Nebraska sees more Saturday, but that's Nebraska.
Junior is awesome. One of the greatest guys ever. I worked what seemed like 400 years in local radio and Junior was a fixture. He is in a brutal health situation now and as you can tell in social media, that has hit a LOT of people hard.
Good point. The Cardinals were aggressive with Ozuna to fill a need. And when a team has to "fill a need," that's when some of the worst decisions happen.
Calgary has Lindholm and Kadri as the top two centers, so I would not put them high on the ROR list if the Blues decide to hit the retool button for real.
If I'm looking to spend billions on the Angels, I would veto power on another stupid decisions, such as trading away Mike Trout or Shohei Ohtani.
The Royals would be stupid to trade Melendez, given the magnitude of the rebuild ahead for him. That kid has elite power potential. The Royals can use is bat elsewhere until Salvador Perez decides he would rather play for a contender.
I will do my first regional ranking on Monday. The Egyptian Dogs have Southern Indiana up next. Interesting. And how about SEMO winning at South Florida? Big for that program. Illinois is still getting organized with a couple of kids at point guard, but that is going to be a fun team.