If Arenado stays put for a year, then the Cardinals will know a lot more about Gorman and Montero. And if those guys progress, then all this Arenado chatter would be moot. But, yes, if they did want him. I would expect the Cardinals would want Arenado to waive his opt-out before they offered a huge trade package to get him.
A Blues-'Lanche series would definitely look different than a Blues-Stars series.
I am not married to 162 games. If that means a few more asterisks in the record books, that is with the tradeoff for more postseason and a bit less regular season.
The pitching is quite a scramble. The Mikolas injury opened up one job. Let's see what else happens. A lot of guys are in the mix.
I believe he is giving it a go with the Royals.
Good one! The Angels will trade Mike Trout . . . sure, send them Tyler O'Neill, Tyler Webb and Rangel Ravelo and make them say no.
Yes. If a prospect with upside is hitting, odds are the team will look to replace him. Why would it?
Something will have to give on the roster to get Dunn and Pietrangelo done. Allen has boosted his value, but the goaltender market is odd. Not a lot of teams looking for a guy at any given time. If that's the route Armstrong goes, he will look for a pick and/a prospect in addition to cap relief in an Allen trade.
Well, Paul Goldschmidt comes to mind. He is a pretty good player. But will the Cardinals ever outbid the whole industry to land a megastar to prove they can do it? No. Their goal will remain the same, contend every year while leaning heavily on players they develop.
You are 0 for 2 on that hot take.
Well, if the Blues traded Carl Gunnarsson and Scandella signed for very little maybe they could keep both Scandella and Pietrangelo while also giving Dunn his big raise. Also, they would probably have to move a forward making some money. And, like we said before, Allen is another possibility. I see Mikkola and his entry-level contract in the blue line mix next season one way or another.
Before they can add a superstar -- which are hard to acquire, by the way -- they will have to unload a lot of the dead or dying salary on the payroll. That is the hold up. Would DeWitt rather have a couple of prospects on entry-level money perform well rather than spend $30 million on a superstar? Yes.
Jake will be an unrestricted free agent after next season. And there's a chance he could end up somewhere else for that final contract year.
Goldschmidt was coming off of a .922 OPS year when he agreed to his contract here. Bryce Harper had an .889 OPS that season.
I see Rangelo as the 26th guy. Miller's arrival reduced Sosa's chances. Also, Munoz showed up in great shape and he offers more versatility as well as a proven MLB track record. If Thomas is not playing most days here, he needs to play every day in Memphis. He is not a finished product.
Also, a lot of guys delivered clutch performaneces in those so-called lucky postseason runs.
Some fans need to get their whining in early in case the team turns out to be successful.
If want to keep Scandella and re-up Pietangelo and give Dunn his raise and put Mikkola's low dollars in the cap mix for next season, something has to give, Carl's has been hurt a lot. He is a good fit at low money here, but something would have to give.
No, you whine. If you were holding a team accountable for winning another division title and taking another trip to the NLCS, you would be a bit more positive.
If the Cardinals win division titles and make playoff runs, sure, that will get a positive review.