November 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm #113672GameCardParticipantPaid - MonthlyNovember 4, 2019 at 5:52 pm #113676858booyahParticipantFree
There is no way Will Smith turns down $17.8 million. That is some getting Jiggy with it money for a bullpen guy.
November 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm #113681Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
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Ten players tendered qualifying offers today:
Josh Donaldson, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, Jose Abreu, Jake Odorizzi, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler, Will Smith, Marcell Ozuna.
They have 10 days to accept or reject the $17.8 million offers.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 4, 2019November 4, 2019 at 6:38 pm #113688CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
I originally thought Smith would definitely take the QO. But thinking more, he may be able to get 3/45 or more so it may not be cut and dried.November 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm #113689Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
MLB Trade Rumors guesses Smith to the Twins 3/$42. They think he will be “immensely popular” as the best reliever available.November 5, 2019 at 9:00 am #113722stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Marcell Ozuna, OF, Cardinals (age 28 — turns 29 on Nov. 12)
He appears to have found a baseball home in St. Louis, and while his .800 OPS isn’t elite, the totality of his game makes him extremely valuable to a team that returned to the postseason this season. He has said he’d love to stay in St. Louis, and the qualifying offer gives him the chance to do that. He’s also young enough that he could have a robust market next offseason without a QO attached.
Should he accept? Yes
Will he accept? YesNovember 5, 2019 at 9:06 am #113724Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
I have mixed feelings on Ozuna.I like his power but he is so inconsistent and his defense….? Will he age well and while he was okay this season the offense was still very inconsistent with him in the lineup.Do we hope for a solid steady season from him and Goldy at the middle of the order or hope he turns down the QO and Cards go young or try and trade for a less power more contact type guy ?November 5, 2019 at 9:09 am #113725stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I think Ozuna accepting the QO might be the best case scenario for the team. He’s probably good for what he put up this year as a base line, has some more upside with the bat, and the Cards can then make CF an open competition and maybe even RF if they can find a taker for Fowler.
Personally I can’t see him taking it, though. He’ll get well over $50M on the market.November 5, 2019 at 9:15 am #11372714NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
I’m hoping that some team will think he’s worth it.November 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm #113734CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
“Totality of his game”? Is that writer from Colorado or somewhere else that the weed is legal?November 5, 2019 at 5:15 pm #113761atripleshyofthecycleParticipantFree
Agreed, Carioca. That’s what I was thinking. My prediction: this will be the bidding war that Mo wins, and we will give him a multiyear deal. It’s not like we ever sign deals we regret, though, so this should work out great. After all, 2.6 WAR (lower than last year, when he was a disappointment) outfielders don’t grow on trees, right?
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