By utility player, we mean that he'll start in multiple positions without having a specific position. He'll definitely be a starting player, though.
I would expect the Cardinals to make three or four moves this winter.
The key will be to find out where Stanton goes.
I haven't heard about a Colome + Archer/Odorizzi package.
I have no idea. The Football Hall of Fame is different than the Baseball Hall of Fame because it is dependent on voters lobbying for the players from their towns. It's not an open process.
I cannot tell the readers what questions to ask. I just answer the ones they ask.
If they acquire Stanton, secure a lockdown closer and a veteran starter who is a No. 3-type pitcher, I'd predict at least 93 wins for the Cardinals next season.
I agree that it would be ridiculous for the Cardinals to wait until next winter to search for an impact bat. I wouldn't say Stanton is cheap, though.
FC Cincinnati is not a self funded stadium.
I don't envision that happening.
That package might not be enough, but it would be close.
I would expect at least one Cardinals move in the next week or so.
If you're going to add some significant payroll, as the Cardinals are expected to do this winter, they probably could benefit from Kelly's low salary.
The market for Stanton won't drag on beyond the Winter Meetings, in my opinion.
As long as gambling is legal, the NFL will thrive. As long as people can envision the opportunity to earn millions playing football people will risk CTE. I don't envision receding too much in American culture, but I do agree that the NFL has an image problem these days, whether it's because of greedy owners or protesting.
Yes, the Cardinals could still trade Piscotty.
Yes, the fan base would understand. The fans want an upgrade, and Abreu would definitely be a huge upgrade.
I wouldn't rule out the Cardinals trading Wong if they need to add him for a Stanton-Gordon package.
Wisdom still belongs to the Cardinals if he's not picked in the Rule 5 draft.
There are many theories. I don't know which one to believe.