Your trade proposal might be far fetched.
The Cardinals will be fine once they fix their bullpen and add a middle-of-the-order bat. Trust me, that young pitching staff is stacked and will help guide them to the playoffs. Pitching and defense wins, and the defense got tremendously better once the Secret Weapon was added back to the coaching staff. Martinez, Weaver, Wacha, Wainwright, Reyes, Flaherty, Alcantara and Hudson are names that Cardinals fans should focus on right now. From that group, a powerful rotation will be formed by next June. Book it.
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The Cardinals will not take on Stanton and Machado.
The shoulder issue hurt his performance, though.
If Alcantara continues to improve, as Cardinals officials expect and I expect as well, I can envision him settling into the majors out of the bullpen in May or June if that's where he is needed and there are others holding down the rotation spots.
I don't know that Hosmer qualifies as the type of bat the Cardinals need. He's not a guy opposing teams say, "We can't let him beat us." They need an intimidating bat similar to the presence Pujols had at the plate.
I don't want my tax money to go to billionaires. With all that said, I understand why billionaires ask for it. Not wanting to give your money away doesn't mean you wouldn't let others give you their money. So, yes, if St. Louis citizens want to give me $100 million, I will take it. In that regard, I'm pretty sure I'm quite similar to most voters, whether they oppose or support welfare for billionaires.
If the Cardinals' pitching prospects perform the way I expect, they might not need to add Scherzer by then.
There are no guarantees in life.
If you cannot lure Stanton, I would stick with the outfielders already in place. Perhaps Ozuna would help, but I don't know that it's worth giving up pitching depth for him. If I were the Cardinals, I'd go big or stand pat and upgrade the bullpen and perhaps even the starting rotation.
You have to believe they'll kick the tires on J.D. Martinez. I meant to mention this in the previous question, I'd rather sign Martinez and use my pitching and outfield depth on another rotation piece than give up prospects for any other outfielder not named Stanton.
Betances is a perfect example of what happens when teams rip their players during the arbitration process. I bet he'll rebound next year, either with the Yankees or elsewhere.
Davis would have helped the Cardinals reach the playoffs this year, but Joe Maddon rode him hard down the stretch.
I addressed this issue earlier. I'd go after Martinez.
I have enough trouble keeping up with the Cardinals. I have no idea what the Cubs would do.
Slow your roll, bud. You must have missed something if you think I support them taking a knee. I understand why they do it. I appreciate their cause and their serious concerns with racism and police brutality, but I would never, ever kneel for the anthem. With all that said, your argument is flawed. Too many people in America think that being wealthy shields you from the racism and police brutality that is way too prevalent in America. Everybody speaks out in his or her own way.
Fowler actually proved that he doesn't need to bat leadoff to be successful.
I would say you are right.
Donaldson would be a good trade if you can re-sign him.
Sabathia doesn't seem like a fit here.
We will find out next October.
I see we are out of questions. Have a great day. See you next week.