I liked both guys a lot for what they did here. I thought Lohse has more ability to move up in the rotation while the steady Suppan was your classic back-of-the-rotation guy who had some clutch performances.
The Padres traded a pretty good second base prospect along with an outfielder who has little pop and can go get a ball. I wouldn't say that was nothing, no matter what Snell said.
Molina has been a big part of this team's success, so his last contract made sense. If he maintains his level of play, he can still help drive success next season and beyond. The same goes for Wainwright. Without him, the Cardinals don't win the division last season. So giving him another "make good" contract made sense.
Not a bad idea. We can pass that along to the boss.
It seems like you would want the best of both worlds, start the discovery to make the NFL sweat before getting the best deal. Different parties no doubt have different ideas of what the best deal would be. I have not given that much thought.
To me that has never been a realistic outcome. And as I note, who would own that team? Who would build the new stadium?
From where Dexter was in 2018, his 2019 was a nice bounce back -- until the very end, when he struggled again.
There are shared revenues in the NFL and there is shared liability too.
Bull Durham and Field of Dreams are the no-brainers. I suppose Major League, too, just because it has a handful of bits in there that are always good for a laugh.
I don't know why either Arenado or the Rockies would have any interest in this at this point. And for the 1 millionth time, I DO NOT SEE THE CARDINALS TAKING ON BIG THIRD BASE DOLLARS WHILE THE TEAM IS STILL PAYING MATT CARPENTER. If Matt can't hit, just play Edman there for almost free and be done with it.
The Cardinals did not set out to create that scenario. There is still some hope for DeJong to fill one of those spots. That may be a stretch, but this is where the team is due to the big contracts in place.
I imagine Brewers GM David Stearns would rather set his hair on fire than deal Yelich to the Cardinals. I believe his plan is to do a quick rebuild by stepping back this season and then loading up so he can win again while Yelich is still around.
The trouble with trade Bader now is you would be moving him when his value was at rock bottom. Given his youth and his worst-case ability to help as defensive replacement if nothing else, giving him a chance to bounce back makes way more sense then dealing him -- unless for some reason a team is willing to play a premium for him.
Loop Trolley. I don't believe Cecil ever sideswiped cars.
So you want to acquire one of baseball's elite players for a young outfielder who became a strikeout machine, a young third baseman coming off a hand injury and a poor numbers, a guy with almost $40 million in dead salary and one good young pitcher? Why don't make them take Brett Cecil too?
In his life? So so, although in fairness to him he hasn't been in prime hiring scenarios. Washington State is not a destination school and San Diego State lacks big-time resources.
Not surprised by the trade because the Rays will trade anybody who makes any kind of money.
I agree on Hicks. Anything he does next season must be regarded as a bonus.
I can't answer that one off the top of my head and I can't take a half-hour to peruse Baseball Reference for good answers. The Cardinals won the 2006 World Series with Anthony Reyes and Jeff Weaver winning, so that was not a great pitching staff.