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We have a glut of outfielders. Ravelo is who should be outrighted.
Kubek was an under rated broadcaster
Spring training for major league players is also unpaid though their per diem is generous.
I am amazed that an astute businessman like DeWitt did not limit the number of personnel that Lunhow could take with him has a condition of letting him out of his Cardinals contract to take the Astro’s job. That is a common condition in those circumstances.
Regardless who knew, the organization admits someone knew (to say that they logically must know who that was) yet only Correa lost his job. Doesn’t speak well for the organization or Mo/DeWitt.November 14, 2019 at 2:02 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #114384
No Merrifield was not an all star for nothing. He was an all star because the rules say every team has to have a representative!
Wong is here for 2 more years if the Cards want him as they hold an option for 2021.
Brian, when you use the term “the organization” or “the Cards” I think it is fair to assume you are implying that a decision was made at the Mo/Girsh/DeWitt level particularly when you specifically invoke DeWitt’s name. For a decision to be made it would seem logical that they were aware of what happened. If that is not the case do you really feel it is correct to say the organization made the decision?
So Brian, if I understand correctly, you think Correas initial felony was known at the highest levels of the Cards organization? Yet they did nothing that we know of to even punish Correa?
Or more likely, they didn’t want to admit to Correa’s crime and the extent that the FO new what he was doing.
I could see a 1 year extension with the Cards looking to reload in 2022 with a lot of money coming off the books. Most likely they have Carpenter (18.5), Fowler (16.5), Wong (12.0), Miller (11.5), Martinez (17.5 – team option) and then possible Molina. There could also be a FA wave if in the off-season free agency is reduced from 6 years to 5 years of service time as many speculate will happen.
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That same site last year had Montero being rule 5 eligible. They are not flawless.
Goold in his latest chat declares somewhat definitely that Montero will open the season at AAA and Gorman at AA. He doesn’t site even unnamed sources so it is unclear whether he some insider info or this is pure speculation on his part.
Goold at the PD seems to think the Cards may protect Seijas. His stats compare favorably with Perdoma who we didnt protect and lost through the rule 5 draft. Perdomo was a couple of years older at the same level when drafted. That could mean he would be more able to handle a bump to mlb than Seijas but it also miğht show that Seijas has a higher upside.
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La Russa and Madden – two of the biggest non player egos in baseball. What could go wrong?
Not much drama regarding who will be protected this year. Next year may not be the same story. Assuming Woodford and Montero are the only roster addees this off season, there will be 11 guys who are in the community top 30 who would need protection next off season. There are an additional 6-7 who have been in the top 30 and could return to that level (including Elledge who almost certainly will be protected). Additionally there are 2-3 who have been on the cusp of the top 30 who could need protection next year depending on their performance (Capel and Dobzanski come quickly to mind).
I see 3 projected FA at the end of next year (Molina, Wainwright, and Cecil). So spots are going to be tough to come by. Should be interesting.
I know it is often necessary for the top players but the NTC’s for Fowler and Cecil would have been deal breakers for me. Mo has boxed himself in with so many NTC deals
“Totality of his game”? Is that writer from Colorado or somewhere else that the weed is legal?
I originally thought Smith would definitely take the QO. But thinking more, he may be able to get 3/45 or more so it may not be cut and dried.November 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113674
I know most people wont agree but I would have bèen satisfied if the Cards had picked up Thames (assuming he can play Ozuna level defense)($7.5 mm) and Teheran ($12 mm) and been finished in the FA market. Either could have been had for nothing since it would have kept their teams from paying the buyouts.November 3, 2019 at 5:28 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113604
One advantage of Calhoun is that you can probably trade for him for virtually nothing if you are willing to pay his arb salary and you only have a one year commitment. Dickerson is probably looking for a multi year deal.
Gant and Ravelo only have to make the roster if another team doesn’t claim them. If they don’t perform well enough in Spring training to make our 25 roster it is unlikely they would be claimed and could be sent to Memphis to work on improving. My opinion is that Gant is worth the roster spot over the Winter and Ravelo is not. (I know many disagree).
I thought it had the same inconsistency as 2018. I would be curious though if it is just our imaginations or it really is inconsistent. There must be a stat available for that.October 31, 2019 at 3:57 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113374
Boras is going to ask the moon for all of these guys and then cry collusion when no one wants to pay up. I think it is going to be a contentious winter
Dont understand the Colorado love. I like the Phillies better than the Cards at 25:1 because they will likely do more to improve. For the same reasons I might take a flyer on the White Sox at 50:1October 31, 2019 at 5:39 am in reply to: Less and less demand for traditional sports writers #113252
No, but it was only a public sector union. They didnt have much power. Had to go through a grievance hearing though.