There would have to be a trade--and other adjustments--made. Albert has one year to go on his playing contract with the Angels and then a personal services deal afterward.
I didn't notice too much difference really although Goldschmidt, for one of the few times this season, was not walked.
The Cardinals always will look into Arenado. But he can opt out after next season--I don't know why he would at some $33 million--and the players you mentioned wouldn't be enough to get him. Martinez, still making $11 million, would seem to have little appeal to a franchise wishing to trim salary.
That would be correct. There would be a re-seeding if anybody below the Cardinals, even the Brewers, advance beyond the first round.
Trevor apparently had lost track of how many doubleheaders the Cardinals already had played, which was 11, or six more than the Reds were forced to play.
Edman probably would get the call, based on the fact he also started at five different positions. Goldschmidt would be next for hitting .300 despite diminished damage.
If the Cardinals get a lead in the late innings, and that is a challenge with their offense, they likely will hold onto it. Their chances of advancing are greater than some teams who don't have as much pitching, such as Atlanta or even the Cubs.
I would take Miller back on a one-year deal but I wouldn't hit him fourth anymore. Ravelo doesn't figure much in next year's plans the way I see it.
I love LeMahieu but he might take just a two-year deal after the last two years he's had. I understand your logic although it will cost you more money because you're stilling paying Carpenter anyway.
It comes up because the team thought enough of that player to give him the money. What I am saying is that Carpenter has benefited from playing because they gave him the money but I see the philosophy gradually changing.
There are expected to be some fans in Texas when the National League teams get to Houston and Arlington, Texas, for the final three rounds of play.
Within reason, the Cardinals need to retain both Wainwright and Molina for their on-field performances and clubhouse wisdom. Wainwright should be easier because he's playing it one year at a time. Molina might be more difficult because he has said he wants to play two more years.
Unfortunately, I don't know how the system gets put back together the way it was. That is a huge dilemma facing baseball, and the way players are developed may be changed forever. And not for the best.
That might be a good idea until a foul tip rockets into that mask--and camera--and then there may be some safety issues involved. But I wouldn't totally reject the concept.
Conforto would be a nice addition. The Mets might want something a little more camera ready as far as pitchers are concerned. They would be more interested in pitchers like Cabrera and Reyes. l
Maybe so. But the sand has run out of this hourglass.
The short season has made the evaluation process much harder. You would have to include Darvish in the NL Cy consideration. I've got two days to figure out the MVP race, but I probably don't have to worry about too many Cardinals for the top 10.
No way of knowing just yet.
All I can ascertain was the Cardinals didn't think Arozarena could play center field well enough defensive and might not have enough extra-base pop for the corners. He probably isn't a center fielder but he could play corner outfield for me.
Correction on previous item. Just checked and if Cardinals beat Padres, they would play Dodgers-Brewers winner in Arlington, Texas. No re-seeding, like in other pro sports.
I'm suspecting you're talking about Brad Miller, who had one terrific month and another not so terrific.