February 12, 2021 at 11:58 am #154084
We have acquired C Ali Sánchez from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.
Sánchez, 24, made his Major League debut last season, appearing in five games. The Venezuelan-native will be added to our 40-man roster, which now stands at 39. pic.twitter.com/mdnGZoixd9
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) February 12, 2021February 12, 2021 at 12:03 pm #154086
MLB Pipeline had him as the #21 prospect in the Mets system. His defense appears to be good (60 field, 60 arm) but without a great hit tool (45) and almost no power (30). Is this the backup to Yadi this year?February 12, 2021 at 12:59 pm #154100jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
RosterResource shows two options remainingFebruary 12, 2021 at 1:38 pm #154105blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
Another plate discipline guy. Putting it in play allows for improvement over time. Seems solid defensively, 46% throw out.February 12, 2021 at 1:44 pm #154107jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
If one of Yadi or Knizner were injured, Herrera is the only remaining 40man catcher. Now Sanchez and/or Knizner can ride the bench behind Yadi, while Herrera plays daily in the minors.February 12, 2021 at 3:24 pm #154126gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I would say most likely Sanchez and Heineman will be the duo in Memphis unless we have an injury in St. Louis. Herrera opens the season in Springfield.February 12, 2021 at 3:28 pm #154127Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Blake Newberry includes scouting detail.
Don’t forget about the third catcher on the taxi squad, folks… My guess is that this is a Julio Rodriguez reaction.February 12, 2021 at 4:56 pm #154145
My guess is that this is a Julio Rodriguez reaction.
Have we heard what actually happened with Rodriguez?February 12, 2021 at 7:12 pm #154150
Obviously, not a major transaction, but a nice move all the same. Is Mo in the zone or what? Remember when you were young and those semi-rare occasions when while playing basketball, you couldn’t miss on those long range jumpers? The instant that ball left your hand, you knew it was swisharoo time. Well, that is exactly what our GM is presently experiencing. Mo is hotter than a firecracker…….but it won’t last…..it never does. The Cards need to take advantage of Mo’s hot hand by having him continue to make trades before the season starts. Keep launching up those 3’s, Mo!February 12, 2021 at 8:01 pm #154152
Perfect guy for that taxi squad catcher. It is too bad Jose Godoy left. Does that job pay mlb minimum and accrue service time?February 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm #154157Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Nigel T asked:
Does that job pay mlb minimum and accrue service time?
No and no. Taxi squadders are not major leaguers.February 13, 2021 at 12:07 am #154162
Thanks. I was thinking about applying. Taxi squad middle infielder seemed like pretty good work if they were hiring and you made mlb bucks with service time. If they expect me to do that for minor league money and no retirement, I probably won’t even update my resume.February 13, 2021 at 7:40 am #154163UncleDennyParticipantPaid - Annual
Julio Rodriguez injured apparently?February 13, 2021 at 8:42 am #15416514NyquisTParticipant
Sanchez will be useful at Memphis as questions swirl about JRodriguez. He made stops at every level in the minors and is still young enough to improve. Pretty much average height and 200lbs which is a good build for a catcher. I guess the FO saw a chance to snatch up some catching depth and sprang to it.
Only one spot left on the 40-man.February 13, 2021 at 9:19 am #154168forsch31ParticipantFree
What is the deal with Rodriguez? I have seen posters reference him but I don’t recall any news about him.February 13, 2021 at 12:16 pm #154176blingboyParticipantPaid - Annual
forsch31, it seems like a situation where those with inside info know but won’t say until somebody else reports it first. BW has previously explained to me that confidential info must be treated respectfully or you will get a cold shoulder next time.February 14, 2021 at 5:40 pm #154290
I believe they are just getting coverage so Dennis Ortega will have more media time for interviews during his meteoric rise to stardom this spring.February 14, 2021 at 10:04 pm #154293bccranParticipantFree
Centerfielder whose hitting prowess is very similar to Bader. Depth move.February 16, 2021 at 8:30 pm #154474
CardsFebruary 16, 2021 at 9:14 pm #154475
Are you ok Pugs? Your post was one of those last words type of things. I’m just glad you didn’t add ellipses, or I would be calling 911.February 16, 2021 at 9:34 pm #154476
Hey Nigel. Yeah was just testing to see if this would post. I guess super long posts are not allowed here any longer. I was just trying to say thanks to Euro Dandy over on the X Factor thread for the shout-out and with it, I had a very long in depth study of our young hurlers. All for not as it wouldn’t accept it. Tried several times to no avail. I guess once you start a post, it needs to be submitted within x amount of time or it will not be allowed. Brian?
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