It is a great time to revisit what happened there, and that's a story someone at the paper currently has in the works -- if Tatis Sr. is willing to talk.
How's that for a tease?
Tatis Sr.'s initial comment was to a reporter named Hector Gomez who works out of the Dominican Republic.
So, yeah, the Cardinals were one of the teams that missed on Tatis Jr.
There were many.
Including the White Sox, who did sign him, then traded him away for, uh, James Shields.
It could be come the White Sox version of Brock-for-Broglio.
Baseball's weird. That's my final answer.
I don't understand the comment about the Cardinals steering away from position players with "attitude."
The Cardinals drafted Delvin Perez, who fit that description.
Some would describe Yadier Molina, or even Harrison Bader in that way.
The Cardinals just missed on Tatis Jr. Along with pretty much all the other teams not named the Padres.
Mike Trout was drafted 25th.