July 26, 2019 at 3:35 pm #99352ThegreyghostParticipantFree
Under the Radar LHRP — Francisco Liriano….wouldn’t think they would have to give up a lot for him
Think they also need to get rid of some guys on the 40 man, and add Junior Fernandez and Azorena to the big league club
Still think they need a bat (not sure Ozuna will be enough when/if healthy)
Another top starter would be great but not sure they have enough to make the trade unless they add Gorman or Carlson which they shouldn’t doJuly 26, 2019 at 6:43 pm #99362WoosterParticipantFree
Well glad its Rainbow night in St Louis. Not really could care less. You know that the Hawaii football team symbol is rainbows too. Maybe Wong saw the rainbows and thought they were all with him? I’d want the Jersey anyway. So lookin at the game our competition has a high ERA
I agree Flathery is better than his numbers.Hoping for some run support tonight. The team typically flops on first game back home. Lets focus on the game and not think about whats going on back at the house! Keep it going. Go Cardinals!July 26, 2019 at 10:38 pm #994411982 willieParticipantPaid - Annual
I think the cardinals need to get a top line starter. I think its possible they can win the division without another one but im not positive. I definitely think we need another if we want to go deep in playoffs. I really like stroman with Toronto. might have to give up a lot but I feel he would be worth it.July 26, 2019 at 11:22 pm #99447
It's been true since spring training and it remains true as the trade deadline approaches — whether I've said it in print, in podcasts, or MLB Network — the #Cardinals would benefit from the addition of a starting pitcher. It is the most substantive move they could make, still.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 26, 2019July 27, 2019 at 12:23 pm #99504
Has anyone else had trouble with Cot’s lately? I have tried to access their site via desktop and mobile device lately and been denied each time.July 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm #99505
Source: #DBacks (52-52) focused intently on selling conversations. Their big names are definitely available: Greinke, Ray, Bradley, Chafin, Holland, Peralta, Dyson. Arizona has a vastly improved farm system — and it’s about to get even better. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 27, 2019July 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm #99513
One LH reliever off the board.
Left-handed reliever Jake Diekman has been traded to the Oakland A's, league sources tell ESPN. Diekman had been pursued by a number of teams on trade market before Kansas City agreed to deal him to A's. Oakland bullpen has monster stuff with Treinen, Hendriks, Trivino, Diekman.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 27, 2019
KC gets 2 prospects for Diekman. a CF and RHP.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 27, 2019July 27, 2019 at 10:34 pm #99568
I was doing a little more digging on Robbie Ray. He’s always walked more than you’d like and he’s not exactly Mr Durable but the stuff has always been there. Another thing of note…he has been a much better pitcher on the road in his career. 4.73 ERA with a .789 OPS allowed at Chase Field and a 3.41 ERA and .677 OPS allowed away from the hitter’s park. For some reference, those numbers are not too dissimilar to Jon Lester’s while with the Cubs.
Point being…he could be a candidate to be pretty solid if he gets out of Arizona. If the trade wouldn’t cost us Gorman, Carlson or Montero I’d be fairly interested in making it.July 27, 2019 at 10:38 pm #99570
I agree…again Minor or Ray would be my targets if I was the GM.July 28, 2019 at 11:23 am #99607
My targets would be Stroman or Greinke.
Also would be interested in Diaz from the Mets for the bullpen.July 28, 2019 at 11:26 am #99609
Greinke would be interesting, although he’s going to be very pricey in $$ terms. Stroman would probably play well with the Cards’ good IF defense and could cost about what Ray would in prospects.
The Mets supposedly want at least what they sent the Mariners for Diaz, which would mean saying goodbye to Gorman or Carlson. I don’t know if he’s worth that or that the Cards would do it.July 28, 2019 at 11:30 am #99611
Three of the hottest hitting OF’s in all of the minors right now are Arozarena, Adolis-Garcia, and Thomas. Their trade value may never be higher. One of them plus Montero might fetch Diaz and he has many years of control left. He would allow us to put CMart back in the rotation next year while we wait on the return of Hicks.
You hit the nail on the head with Stroman. He is Dakota Hudson 2.0 only better. Our stout infield defense would be perfect for him.
Greinke is still an ace. He would elevate our entire rotation. The Dbacks would pay some of the contract down plus the Cardinals have indicated in the past that AAV doesn’t scare them away. They just don’t like long term deals with high AAV and Greinke only has two more years on his deal. He would fit.July 28, 2019 at 11:38 am #99615
If the Mets accepted that I’d probably be interested. I’m still loathe to give up Montero as I think he’ll be a Matt Carpenter level player at 3B (albeit with a lower OBP and similar average-ish defense) and having both he and Gorman can’t hurt. I still think the Mets would ask for Carlson or Gorman as a minimum after they gave up both Kelenic and Dunn, top 100 guys at the time, to get Diaz.July 28, 2019 at 11:40 am #99616
Is Oviedo trade bait?
One of the #Cardinals young, rising pitchers that has attracted attention from other teams this trade deadline is righthander Johan Oviedo. He's got 10 strikeouts tonight in 6 1/3 innings (so far) for Class AA Springfield. Impressing — as teams are watching. #MLB #TradeDeadline
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 28, 2019July 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm #99625
Daydreaming before a Sunday day game…if the Cards wanted a more “all in” approach to the next couple of years, what if they went this way?
Trade Arozarena, D Perez and Oviedo for Robbie Ray (3.41 ERA career away from Chase).
Trade Wong for some salary relief/whatever prospects you can get.
Spend money on Cole in the off-season while you don’t resign Waino, Gyorko, Ozuna, etc. He probably costs upper $20Ms for 6+ years but he may well be another Scherzer.
Edwin Diaz of the Mets in the off-season. He’s been good everywhere but the results so far and is a candidate to become the dominant closer he was in Seattle again. I’m not sure what the Mets would be after. Maybe they’d have to move Carlson, maybe a starter like Hudson. I dunno. I’ll say Carlson is the headliner for this exercise and it costs you someone else like a Seijas and a lotto ticket.
Think about trading Cmart if you can get a decent return (which to me right now is a top 50-75ish guy and another piece). Saves $$ and with other moves he’s not a rotation necessity.
Lineup: C Yadi/Knizner, 1B Goldy, 2B Edman, SS Dejong, 3B Marp, LF O’Neill, CF Bader/Fowler, RF Fowler/Jmart
Bench: Munoz, Knizner, Jmart, Thomas/Carlson if not traded at some point.
Rotation: Cole, Mikolas, Ray, Flaherty, Hudson/Reyes if he ever gets it together.
Pen: Diaz, Gallegos, Gant, Brebbia, Ponce, Reyes, Miller, Fernandez, 9th reliever in 2020 (26 man expansion).
I think the pitching would be fantastic there and while the defense would remain pretty solid, the offense might be something like this year unless you get a Renaissance from Marp and O’Neill can tap into his power.July 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm #99627
That is too much for Ray.July 28, 2019 at 3:16 pm #99656
Could be a reason Trevor Bauer may be traded…
Never seen that before. Trevor Bauer gave up two runs and chucked the ball into the netting behind home plate out of anger after the play. Terry Francona then came out to get him and before he left, he launched the ball over the center field wall from the mound.
— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) July 28, 2019July 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm #99672July 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm #99675Bw52ParticipantPaid - Annual
Maybe Mets are serious about trading Wheeler or Syndergard.Unless Mets are thinking they can flip Stroman for a huge return.July 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm #99677
Kay is their #4 prospect and has had a good season at AA as a 24 year old LHP. Woods-Richardson, their second rounder last year is pitching at low A Columbia with good K rates and average everything else. He’s their #6 prospect.
#BlueJays getting Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson for Stroman, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 28, 2019July 28, 2019 at 6:26 pm #99678ThegreyghostParticipantFree
The Kay guy has been awful since his promotion to AAA near 7 ERA in 7 startsJuly 28, 2019 at 6:27 pm #99679
No two farm systems are the same but for reference, our Cards nos. 4 and 6 prospects are Knizner and Zack Thompson. High price to pay.July 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm #99680
Regarding the Mets, am I the only one wondering why they prefer Stroman over Thor? Buyer beware.July 28, 2019 at 6:36 pm #99682
Regarding the Mets, am I the only one wondering why they prefer Stroman over Thor? Buyer beware.
Yep, I agree. He’s not exactly been a picture of health in his career and he hasn’t been terribly effective of late either. I wouldn’t be very interested in him.July 28, 2019 at 6:44 pm #99683
I agree…I did not want Stroman.
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