November 21, 2018 at 4:34 pm #74818
Good points, C27. All I can offer is a generic observation that we are only a few weeks into a long off-season that may have many twists and turns still ahead.November 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm #74819
It is a shame that the Cards have a need and maybe urgency to trade, while other teams are waiting for the dominoes to fall.November 21, 2018 at 4:55 pm #74820CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
The chance of losing Gonzalez in the rule 5 draft are almost nil. If a team wants him they will take him when he goes on waivers not in the rule 5 draft. That way they dont have to keep him on the big league roster all year.November 26, 2018 at 2:16 pm #75095
They will need to learn to spell their new acquisition’s first name.
We have claimed RHP Connor Greene off of outright waivers from the Cardinals. In a corresponding move, we have designated RHP Burch Smith for assignment.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) November 26, 2018November 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm #75108November 26, 2018 at 5:09 pm #75123
I wish Greene would have had one more chance, but sometimes pruning dead branches will allow others to grow. He didn’t seem to improve much in his short stint here. I am very glad to keep Gonzalez. If healthy, he’ll be back on the 40mman.November 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm #75124
Greenes loss also gives Helsley a better chance, although at this point he was already ahead of him any way. (Or Greene dropped)November 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm #75129
I want to thank the Cardinals organization for this past season. Thank you to the staff for putting in the hard work with me, and the players for such good memories. I’m looking forward to this year with the @Royals can’t wait for what’s in store! Eagerly awaiting spring training
— Conner Greene (@connergreene) November 26, 2018December 10, 2018 at 3:28 pm #76867
Well, forget Rule 5. The 40-man is full again. The Cards have claimed RH reliever Ryan Meisinger off waivers from the Orioles.December 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm #76868Cardinals2016ParticipantFree
struck out 21 batters in 21 big league innings this year
The results in that small sample were not great, though, with Meisinger allowing six home runs and a 6.43 ERA overall.December 10, 2018 at 4:20 pm #76876December 10, 2018 at 5:21 pm #76890bccranParticipant
252 Ks in 205 innings with an ERA of 2.39 coming through the minors. Nice pickup.December 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm #78500
2 things of note to me about the roster:
1) There are 13 pitchers without options, and there could be lost to other teams when cut time comes.
2) There are 22 pitchers on the 40 man roster, which seems imbalanced with position players.December 25, 2018 at 4:01 pm #78503CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
I only have 10 without options
Leone most likely wont be sent down but I believe he does have an option.
Who else do you think is out of options?December 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm #78507
You are right CC. I thought Brebbia and Gallegos were out of options. Along with Leone those 3 have 1 option left each. Mayers and Schreve are on the roster bubble, but Gant had a good 2018 and I wouldn’t want to lose him for nothing. Injuries too, as always will sort some of the roster out. I imagine they might put Reyes on the 60 day DL when they sign a backup catcher?December 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm #78509
C27, just one point to be aware of. There is no 60-day DL until the end of spring training. They could still do what you said though by signing the catcher to a minor league deal now and promoting him when camp is breaking. That is what they have done in recent years.
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