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  • #180947
    Brian Walton
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    Well, with Dickerson, the Y2Y gap closed to “just” $25MM. Hoping they add another proven starting pitcher.

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    Houstonlarry24
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    I we don’t add another proven starter then just more frustration watching the starters struggle with the every year injuries. Get it done.

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    Cot’s has the Cardinals 2021 payroll at $163M and they are currently at $152M with the addition of Dickerson. Different publications calculate payroll differently, especially when there are extremely complicated contracts like Arenado’s.

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    gscottar
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    Ratsbuddy
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    Still waiting to hear the fate of one Mr. Albert Pujols. Anybody got any scoop?

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    Per MLB trade Rumors, Duffy to the Dodgers and Soler being pursued by Braves/Padres.

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    colhusker
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    Dickerson could be a nice pick up

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    Twins To Sign Carlos Correa

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    In a stunning move, the Twins have agreed to sign the market’s top free agent, shortstop Carlos Correa, reports Mark Berman of Houston’s FOX 26 (Twitter link). Rather than the massive long-term deal that Correa has been seeking, he’ll instead sign a three-year, $105.3MM contract with opt-out clauses after the contract’s first and second seasons

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    stlcard25
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    That’s gotta be the biggest surprise of the off-season. Would never have expected the Twins to pony up.

    #181039
    Brian Walton
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    Those poor owners…

    #181041
    blingboy
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    Its hard to see why the Twins think they need a $35 Million a year shortstop who may or may not return each year. Its not as if they locked up his prime time years. Their look at post opt out Simmons didn’t pan out, but what are they thinking here? Speaking of Simmons, the Cubs $4 Million gamble on a comeback is not a bad move given their ability to throw money around.

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    Now, if the Cardinals would be inspired to do a similar deal for Trevor Story and then trade Paul DeJomg for a AAA Pitcher…

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    Onyxgem
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    Would be nice to see the cards actually do something to try to make their team better, all that has happened this spring is they got worse with the injuries

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    Its hard to see why the Twins think they need a $35 Million a year shortstop who may or may not return each year.

    It’s actually a pretty low risk move. Correa has never been worth less than 3ish WAR in a season (and that was injury shortened), and four times he’s been worth a prorated 7ish WAR. In the worst case, the Twins probably picked up a plus shortstop for 3 years at a little above the going rate per win. If he has an MVP type season and then opts out, the Twins got an MVP type season for well less than the market rate. This greatly improves a real hole in their team.

    I wish the Cards had the gumption to do the same once in a while. I get tired of trading away prospects that become good players in other places when they could just spend a few bucks here and there.

    #181046
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    Would be nice to see the cards actually do something to try to make their team better, all that has happened this spring is they got worse with the injuries

    Given that the Cards will always have payroll limitations that some teams don’t have, it is not unreasonable for Mo to opt for a gaggle of hopefully serviceable pitchers rather than risk being hamstrung for years with a huge contract or two sitting out injured.

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    Given that the Cards will always have payroll limitations that some teams don’t have, it is not unreasonable for Mo to opt for a gaggle of hopefully serviceable pitchers rather than risk being hamstrung for years with a huge contract or two sitting out injured.

    It’s certainly “not unreasonable,” but unless the farm is producing a boatload of studs like it was c. 2009-2013, we’ve seen what Mo’s approach gets you. It’s appreciable that the Cards play meaningful games every year in September and October…but when other teams have caught up in the development arena, it sure can be frustrating to see playoff near misses and first round losses on repeat. The Cards just don’t have the prime, high end talent that other teams do. Even the guys they do go get, like Arenado and Goldy, are at the tail end of their primes when acquired.

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    it sure can be frustrating to see playoff near misses and first round losses on repeat

    Agreed, but remember, the stated objective is to be competitive. That is different than a commitment to win. It is a business model aimed at maintaining a revenue stream and a profitable operation. So its not like we don’t know going in what the product on the field will be designed to achieve.

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    The Phillies and Braves are playing to win. Castellanos and Schwarber big bats for that lineup. But Hey the Cards got Corey Dickerson.

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    Given that the Cards will always have payroll limitations that some teams don’t have,

    I would argue that the limitations are self imposed. Don’t fall for that small market fake news.

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    blingboy
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    I agree that Braves and Phillies are spending to win. I would not agree to any suggestion that revenue is comparable amongst all MLB teams. Some can spend to win every year, the rest can either do the splurge and tank cycle or try to field a respectable team every year that has a hope to win it all if the planets align.

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    The phillies are spending. Winning and defense is questionable.

    #181073
    Nathan Leopold Jr.
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    Blingboy:

    Thank you for that. Its my biggest frustration with Junior. He’s satisfied to be competitive and doesn’t care about winning the big prize.

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