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I would assume Alcantara was the top pitching prospect in the deal. Piscotty or Grichuk would also be likely candidates in such a trade.
I don't agree with your argument. Do you really think folks in New York have no idea what's going on in the Midwest? Don't buy that hype.
We've mentioned Wade Davis, Greg Holland, Brandon Morrow as three top options.
I would say the odds are much better than one in 10. Donaldson and Hosmer are also options along with Yelich and Ozuna.
Reading between the lines there, I think the Marlins are pushing Stanton to accept a deal or shut that talk down so they can start unloading other guys. The Marlins know that the Giants, Cardinals and Red Sox cannot afford to wait very long before they go to their respective Plans B.
That's not happening. I cannot imagine the Cardinals' unloading their farm system for those three.
No joke. There is definitely plenty of interest in Stanton on these chats.
I will not be surprised if Stanton is traded by next week.
This will be settled soon.
According to people who would know, he cleared waivers without being claimed by another team.
I like to eat at El Caporal in St. Charles. They have very good menudo on Saturday and Sunday.
The Cardinals aren't taking a pass on the opportunity to upgrade their offense this winter. They will find an upgrade, whether it's with Stanton or elsewhere.
I'll pass this along to John Mozeliak.
Oh my. Even Eeyore would say you're a tad too pessimistic or at least melodramatic. The Rams left because the city gave them an out. As an outsider who has lived in some of the most thriving American cities, I would say that St. Louis could benefit from embracing diversity a tad more. Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Chicago welcome transplants. St. Louis still cares where people went to high school.
I've been adamant that the Cardinals would be foolish to think they don't also need to add a starting pitcher this winter. They're already committed to fix the bullpen, but they'll need a starting pitcher to help buy some time until Alex Reyes and Jack Flaherty are ready. I'm not saying they need a front-end starter. They could fill that void with a No. 3-4-type pitcher.
Donaldson fits the bill. I don't expect the Cardinals to go after J.D. Martinez. That would be a huge mistake. Don't diminish Yelich's skills. As a lefthanded batter, he could definitely add plenty of value to this lineup.
As we stated multiple times, the Cardinals have made a strong push for Stanton. Now it just depends how long they will wait before they decide they much follow other players.