Dylan Carlson has made a good impression, to nobody's surprise. So has would-be Memphis Redbird Austin Dean. Beyond that there has not been a whole lot to discuss yet.
Given the economic beating baseball is taking this year, the Cardinals will mostly stick with the build-from-within approach while looking for a bargain pick-up or two. Some how, some way the Cardinals must find ways for Nolan Gorman, Elehuris Montero and Co. to progress this year without any minor league baseball. This team has some high-ceiling hitting prospects, but Carlson is the only one anywhere near the big leagues.
True enough. Look at the misery the Reds endured before finally bucking up to build a contender for this season. Look at how many seasons the Cubs had to tank to build their championship team. Could fans here withstand that sort of punishment?
That player will have to pass through testing to join his new team.
The pandemic rages on. The fall could be even worse. The economic damage caused is massive, So this is not a surprise. All the big sports leagues are operating on a day-to-day basis.
Yeah, that Shelby Miller trade . . . oof. Look at Walt Jocketty's run in Cincinnati. It started well, then turned south. Brian Cashman had to hit the reset button with the Yankees. Tough job, running a ballclub.
Swanson and Ender Inciarte haven't been superstars for the Braves, but that was a nice haul for a pitcher who, unfortunately, flamed out pretty quickly.
Originally the Cardinals send their Venezuelan prospects to the Dominican academy to stay temporarily because those players could not get back into their home country. I'm not sure what the status is today.
OK, that's it for this week. Stay cool this weekend, if that's even possible in this weather. We'll see you next week.