January 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm #79901jlshetlerParticipantFree
I’ve done a quick search of the open forum but have not been able to find any discussion about which players on the 40-man roster with less than 5 years service time do and do not have minor-league options years remaining, and how many.
If such a discussion already exists could someone point me to it here, and if not can we use this thread to find those numbers?
Service times less than 5.000 as of 01/01/2019:
A García 0.056
J Martínez 2.027
-JoeJanuary 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm #79902Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Gant, Shreve and Mayers are the guys to worry about.January 13, 2019 at 1:33 pm #79903
Of those 3, Gant is the only one that might be needed in the rotation, possibly be traded, and/or couldn’t be replaced, IMO.January 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm #79907CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
There is a site called rosterresource.com that should help you.
October 7, 2019 at 9:28 pm #110728
- This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by CariocaCardinal.
Interesting time to revisit this.November 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm #114082
New link on depth charts:
https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/cardinalsNovember 13, 2019 at 8:09 am #114241
According to the link above, Sosa does NOT have a 4th year option. If not traded, I wonder if he might be the primary middle infield backup in 2020 other than Edman. Munoz could be sent down.November 13, 2019 at 8:39 am #114243CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
That same site last year had Montero being rule 5 eligible. They are not flawless.November 13, 2019 at 9:54 am #114253
Either way we have options, no pun intended. If Sosa doesn’t have a 4th option, Munoz could be sent to Memphis for a good chunk of the year, with Sosa staying with the big club. Not sure if the 26th man would affect this situation, as carrying 3 extra infielders seems overly redundant. Munoz and Edman can play the outfield, but I would prefer giving our young outfielders playing time over that scenario.November 13, 2019 at 10:10 am #114258forsch31ParticipantFree
C27, I agree with you about the the outfielders but I sense that Shildt doesn’t.December 24, 2019 at 1:39 pm #117528
If players vying for a 26 man roster spot are hitting/pitching equally, I would imagine a player with 1 option year left would get the nod. Maybe a little bit of a general statement, but O’Neill comes to mind as an example. PDL also.
December 24, 2019 at 8:12 pm #117546Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
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Heck, O’Neill could very well be a starter. He would have to be hurt again or have a bad spring to not make the team, IMO. Ponce is going to have a more difficult challenge as I see it. He could be the long man, but so could Gant or a number of the young guys. For example, if they make the call that Helsley and/or Cabrera are going to be relievers, that will directly hurt the chances of Ponce and Gomber, for example. In that case, options won’t matter. They will take the guy they think will do a better job. Bottom line, there are a lot of choices and a lot of variables. Pitching and the outfield should be especially fun to watch this spring.February 11, 2020 at 8:58 am #122018
If an option is used for 2020, the potential option years for 2021:
PDL, Gomber, Williams, Bader, Gallegos, O’Neill, and Sanchez would be 0. Now not all will be sent down, but it is a large influential number on future roster moves past 2020. Depth will certainly change.
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