I think that you are absolutely correct. The great majority of fans don't know where their favorite players were born. Quick, tell me in which city were Albert Pujols, Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter, Dexter Fowler, Adam Wainwright, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko and Harrison Bader born.
I'm still at a 5 or 4.6 with the Giants being a 5.4. I wouldn't be surprised either way.
According to most reports, the Cardinals have offered the better prospects and perhaps even offered to take on more of Stanton's contract, which is why many folks wonder if Stanton is even seriously willing to come to St. Louis. The Cardinals have done their part, so now it's a matter of what Stanton wants.
You are absolutely correct.
I expect this Stanton saga to be settled before the winter meetings, but don't bet the mortgage on it.
If Stanton decides to accept a trade to the Cardinals, you probably shouldn't expect a trade for Longoria. Trust me, though, the Cardinals aren't sitting on their hands while the Stanton trade talks play out.
Yes. I covered Roger Clemens' entire time with the Astros. I also covered Kent's entire time with the Astros. I covered Billy Wagner for three seasons.
I think it's too early to know. They've yet to win on a road, and they're on a three-game losing streak, but they got off to a decent start.
No. But that would be hilarious.
The Cardinals aren't interested in J.D. Martinez. He's going to be out of the price range they would be willing to pay for him.
I have to believe that Mozeliak definitely spoke with his new pitching coach about Miles Mikolas before they signed him.
If St. Louis can come up with a soccer-specific stadium I've been led to believe that they'll immediately move toward the top of the next expansion round. Unfortunately for MLS2STL folks, the city and county don't seem anywhere close to a stadium funding plan.
I would expect this Stanton saga to be settled soon.
John Mozeliak is definitely involved heavily in the Cardinals' trade talks this winter. He's leading them.
It all depends how much money the Rays want to unload. I could definitely see the Rays liking that package for Archer.
Let me be clear that I've found that the majority of St. Louis folks are tremendously welcoming. Just last week, I was stopped at Home Depot once and on my dog walk twice by Post-Dispatch readers. They went out of their way to ask if I was a sports columnist at the Post-Dispatch. Post-Dispatch readers are quite loyal and welcoming. I don't let the few knuckleheads paint a horrible picture of a great town with a very welcoming citizenry.
I was stunned to see that. It would be a farce.