I didn't write about Zac Gallen.
That was PD colleague Jeff Gordon.
And yes, he is a good topic, for sure.
Questioning the front office is fair game for all.
They're big boys.
It comes with the job.
Giovanny Gallegos seems to be getting overlooked a bit here. He's been a pretty steady presence in a pretty good bullpen.
But the bigger issue is a disagreement about how teams should be built.
The Cardinals under their leadership are a draft-and-develop team.
They would love to have a starting lineup and pitching staff full of home-grown talent.
That's not possible, of course, so they supplement things through free agency and trades.
But they are not going to be a team that builds the bulk of their team off free agency and trades.
A recent shift from that thinking led to a free-agent splurge that largely has not worked out, and I think we have seen the team react to that in real time, getting back to what it has traditionally done well.
Fan would not be happy with Price or Heyward on long-term deals, not if we include the production either would have had during that time.
Can you imagine the reaction Price would have received here if he was in a long-term, big-money deal and he opted out?
That would not go over well.