It will be interesting to see what the Cardinals do when Wong returns. DeJong is playing because he needs to play consistently at this stage in his development.
I'll let you in on a secret - the Cardinals will not suffer much at the box office because watching the Cardinals is more than just about the game on the field. For many folks from the Midwest, it's an event. It's tradition and a rite of passage each summer for families from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa and throughout Missouri. With that said, don't underestimate Mozeliak's competitiveness or DeWitt's determination to win. DeWitt has a pretty solid track record of winning under his tenure. St. Louis fans have been so spoiled under his reign, they don't realize how difficult it is to consistently win in the majors. Even the mighty Yankees have had down years, so did the Cubs for a long time. It might not be until 2019, but the depth is there in the minors for the Cardinals to be contenders again by 2019.
You're not going to get a bounty for Jedd Gyorko. But you could get a solid prospect for him.
I would argue that the Cardinals cannot afford to trade Tommy Pham. They need him to light a fire under their behinds. He's the one position player who always shows that he cares. They need more guys like him to right this clubhouse.
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I hear you, but that inning unraveled too quickly. That inning was more on Rosenthal than Matheny. If you cannot trust Rosenthal to get three outs with a three-run lead in the eighth, well why is he your setup man? In other words, this wasn't Matheny's fault.
I think everything is under consideration.
That would be a ridiculous move. Fortunately for the Cardinals, they're too smart to even consider such a trade.
The Cardinals don't need a massive tear down and rebuild. They can take a few steps back this offseason, see what they have with some of the young players and then set a plan in motion this winter.
If he can put a few solid starts together in a row again, I bet he'll garner a good prospect.
Lynn rivals Tommy Pham as the most intense competitors in the Cardinals' clubhouse. He wants it badly, and I bet you he'll get back on track. He wants a longterm deal, and he's eager to prove that he deserves one. If physically able, he'll get it done and raise his value at the trade deadline. You still have three or four starts to showcase him.
Why would the Cardinals' trade DeJong? I think it's safe to say they'd keep a young, talented kid making the minimum and under the team control for six years.
I think Sacramento has to be a favorite, and I wouldn't bet against Cincinnati. I think St. Louis is the best soccer city in that group, but the lack of a stadium might hurt the group's chances.
Bellinger might be the Rookie of the Year.
That's too far away to even consider at this point.
The goal would be to improve in the long run by selling at this trade deadline. But if you're asking if they can just unload their bad parts for quality contributors, that's not going to happen. You can't just package your under performing players and get Stanton from the Marlins.
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The league has made some adjustments, and now Diaz has to make his own adjustments to regain his old form. I have faith in Diaz's talent.
There's lots of blame to go around.
I don't see it that way. The Braves would be the first to tell you they couldn't have expected Adams to go on this tear. Moreover, you also have to realize that Adams wasn't going to get much playing time in St. Louis with Carpenter at first.