I would assume that Grichuk will play more than Martinez the rest of the way.
I bet they are seriously considering calling up Flaherty.
I would expect him to start the season at Memphis, but that doesn't mean he won't get a shot in the majors this season.
It's all about supply and demand. Teams want the most they can get for the players they're trying to unload. They view players as assets.
They seem to be paralyzed by their roster and the NL Central. Because the Cubs have underachieved so badly, they haven't been able to punt with a roster that would have prompted them to punt in any other season by now
I disagree. The Cardinals know this roster has serious holes, but they have to keep trying to compete in this division because nobody has pulled away. As I noted after the non-waiver trade deadline, they simply will give this group a chance to win, but it doesn't make much sense to throw good money after bad, especially now that Rosenthal and Wainwright are injured and Mike Leake has a severe case of ERA inflammation.
They must add Flaherty to the 40-man roster if they call him up.
As a Post-Dispatch reader, I'm sure you know that Derrick Goold and Rick Hummel have asked all those questions many times, especially after the July 31 deadline.
You would win. The Cowboys will win it all this year.
You can disagree all you want, but unless you have sources close to the front office and ownership I would say you're wrong. That column explained the team's mindset. You can disagree with their opinions, but you can't disagree that they have that mindset.
I can appreciate why you feel that way. I tend to agree, but it couldn't be proven in court. Many people subscribe to your point of view on that question regarding Correa.
If I were the GM I would try to re-sign Lynn and also try to see if I could find a sucker who would take on half of Mike Leake's contract in a trade.
The Cardinals know this is a flawed team, and they must fix it this winter. If they miss the playoffs, there will be an urgency unlike anything here since Tony LaRussa was hired more than two decades ago.
It didn't raise my eyebrows at all when I saw that report. It was a smart offer. It showed that the Cardinals realized they needed to upgrade the rotation. They have said they have plenty of depth in the outfield, and they are right.
They all feel pressure because they are competitive men. They know this season and last year hasn't been up to their standards, but they also know it's hard to win every year.
It's a combination. Consider the bullpen issues. You can't blame Matheny for all of the bullpen struggles. He didn't sign Cecil. The players deserve some blame too because many of them performed below expectations.
I'm going to stick with the Dodgers beating the Astros.
I would assume Mayers won't be on the roster very much longer. The Cardinals need to open up a spot now to bring some bullpen help and perhaps even for Flaherty to start Saturday.
Do you know how many GMs wish they had Mozeliak's World Series title and appearances on his resume? I don't think fans appreciate how difficult it is to have sustained success in the majors. It's not rare to have bad seasons. Mozeliak has yet to have a losing record on his resume. The Cardinals aren't allowed to tank and take shortcuts while being their roster. When you pick lower in the draft, you're going to have down years. I believe the Cardinals will be strong again in 2018 and 2019.
The Cardinals have placed Trevor Rosenthal on the 60-day disabled list and purchased Ryan Sherriff's contract. Sherriff will pitch out of the bullpen. Josh Lucas was optioned to Class AAA Memphis after last night's game.
It's too early to assume Wainwright cannot be a starter anymore. Let's wait to see how he returns from the disabled list next month, which is what he and the Cardinals expect. If he cannot be successful as a starter, I bet he would volunteer to go to the bullpen if that's best for the Cardinals.