It's good to dream, but there's no way the Cardinals would just gut the farm system to acquire Archer and Donaldson and Stroman. I could see one of those three, but not all three.
I like the World Baseball Classic. I wish they would find a way to play it in the middle of the baseball season or after. It's not a true test of a team's talent when you know the pitchers are on limits and the batters are still working into shape for the regular season.
I haven't heard that would happen, so I wouldn't tell you it would happen.
I don't know envision a surprise move coming, but that's why it would be a surprise, right?
I would be surprised if the Cardinals signed Hosmer, to be frank.
I agree that the Cardinals still need a closer.
I definitely envision the Cardinals adding another bullpen arm, but I don't know that you should expect two more. They don't necessarily need two more, especially if you consider that Alex Reyes might be able to fill that role by the end of the year.
Bob is my dearest friend in St. Louis and a longtime mentor since I began my career in Los Angeles, so if he says Moustakas might be falling into the Cardinals' laps, you can damn near be sure it's a realistic possibility.
Exactly. The biggest reason the Cardinals have been pleased with acquiring guys on short-term deals is because it gives the front office flexibility. It's about the flexibility. I know this because I was told by one of the few people who are in the room when those decisions are made. Take that for what it's worth when considering the Cardinals' deal and how they've approached this winter.
The Blues need to add a top 6 forward. I'm eager to see how Tage Thompson takes advantage of this latest call up. Unless the Blues make a trade, I don't see anybody on the third and fourth lines being worth pushing Steen out of the second line. Steen is a bad ass. I wouldn't be surprised if he's playing hurt because he is a gamer, but he would never dare tell us.
That's a good question. I'd be guessing only, so take this for what it's worth, but I would say that Colome is more of an option.
In baseball, I would say teams should always draft the best-available player because it takes so long for the kids to reach the majors. The Cardinals don't need to do what the Astros and Cubs. They just need to get back to what they've done, which is building a strong farm system. They take pride in delivering quality baseball without tanking. They'll win again, trust me, and soon.
I think he'll be an ace. So we already disagree on your point. There is no ace on the market right now.
I wouldn't focus at all on Britton. I don't know if they'd want to trade for a pitcher who is currently injured.
Gyorko definitely was solid last year, but Machado and Donaldson are tremendously more accomplished third basemen.