I would argue that he's the only transcendent star on the trade market this winter. He's the only player available that you can truly consider a once-a-generation start.
Tommy Pham could start for the Astros. Molina could start for both teams. I bet you both teams would love to have Carlos Martinez.
True. He can stomach Stanton's contract and much more, but that doesn't mean he'll do it.
My opening and last offer would be Dakota Hudson and Stephen Piscotty in return for Stanton and $50 million. I'd go high to show I'm serious and then move on if they said no.
Trust me, Mozeliak and Girsch are looking at everything.
I wouldn't be surprised if they take Luke off the 40-man roster. I would assume Greg Garcia has a future as a utility player.
I would put the Cardinals' odds of landing Stanton at 30 percent. Don't ask me to explain why I said that or how I came up with that number. Too many things are out of the Cardinals' contract to assume anything above 50 percent. Only Stanton knows if he would waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis. Then you have to see if DeWitt would stomach his contract.
My family has definitely enjoyed this World Series, whether my kids attending the games in Houston or my siblings and nephews attending the games in Los Angeles. I'm happy for both cities. I wish they could just give the trophy to both teams.
Many teams have bought into the Astros and Cubs' rebuild process. And we long have accepted that big markets can outspend their opponents.
I picked the Astros in 6, so I'll probably stick with them.
I can promise you that I've felt good after each result. I have not been upset or disappointed after any game, so that's probably proof that I'm just rooting for great baseball.
This happens every year. Remember, Justin Verlander also had a no-trade clause before he was dealt to the Astros. Each year, whether at the trade deadlines or the winter, there are players who are asked to waive their no-trade clauses.
The Cardinals' focus isn't on solving the Marlins' payroll problem. I cannot envision a trade in which they acquire Gordon and Stanton.
At this point, Randal Grichuk's trade value isn't very high. He's more of a complementary piece than a major piece in a deal.
The NBA is not coming to St. Louis.
You have to assume that the Marlins would want at least one young, cheap major-leaguer and a top prospect from the 40-man roster in the package for Stanton. So I wouldn't worry about it.
Moving forward, I will no longer address Stanton questions because the ones remaining in the queue are similar to all the ones I've already answered.
Carpenter is one of the best leadoff men in baseball.