November 6, 2018 at 2:46 pm #74131gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
That is true about the farm systems. Mad trader Jerry Dipoto has raided the farm with all of his trades.
Other factors would be that the Mariners probably don’t have the payroll capacity the Cardinals have and the Mariners probably look around the AL and see the Red Sox, Astros, and Yankees, and say to themselves “we don’t have a chance”. I mean the Rays won 90 games last year and got nothing but a complimentary set of steak knives.
The Cards, on the other hand, look around at the NL and say “with the right couple of moves we can beat those guys.”November 6, 2018 at 4:33 pm #74135stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
If the Cards could pry Diaz from Seattle without giving up Hicks (maybe Hudson as the centerpiece?), sign Kimbrel, and Jmart for Taylor Rogers…that could be an elite bullpen:
And that’s to say nothing about the guys who might not be in the rotation such as Gant, Ponce, Weaver, Waino and Reyes.November 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm #7431914NyquisTParticipant
From today’s Post Dispatch on the GM meetings.
“The Cardinals have varying interest in lefty relievers Zach Britton and Andrew Miller, though they have some caution with the veteran Miller and his recent missed time. And at the same time, the Cardinals have gathered intel on Harper’s desires, Mike Moustakas’ market and Josh Donaldson, too.”
I guess its a start for the boys upstairs.November 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm #74623Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
My questions are very simple:
Team president Bill DeWitt III told me he looked it up… the @Cardinals have the eighth-best record in @MLB the last three years: “If Mo can do a good job of incremental improvement in a few areas — and maybe one, perhaps, big signing — I think that’ll get us over the edge.”
— Tom Ackerman (@Ackerman1120) November 19, 2018November 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm #74625858booyahParticipantFree
Just a bunch of owner speak.
We’ll see how big of a cliff.November 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm #74626stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
More from BDW…
Asked about meeting a whopper, free-agent deal like Harper will command (greater than $300 million), Bill DeWitt III says, “We could do it, sure. It’s about (considering) putting all our eggs in one basket. We have the payroll room.” #stlcards #cardinals #MLB
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) November 19, 2018November 24, 2018 at 2:32 pm #74980forsch31ParticipantFree
One thing the Cardinals need to keep in mind while trying to make moves this winter is how they are going to structure this team for the next few years. Over the next few years there are quite a few important pieces of this team that will have the opportunity to leave the team.
Carpenter (2020 team option)
Gyorko (2020 team option)
Wong (2021 team option)
There are others like Gregerson, Fowler, Cecil, Shreve, Leone and Layne that I didn’t includeNovember 24, 2018 at 7:08 pm #75002jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
Gyorko for 13mil in 2020 shouldnt happen. I don’t see him here that season.November 24, 2018 at 7:19 pm #75005Cardinals2016ParticipantFree
With Munoz making the team last year, and if Wisdom can do well this year, I wouldn’t see Gyorko on the team next year either
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