What? He is 28 years old.
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What? He is 28 years old.
Drew isn't going to happen, they aren't going to give a 1st round pick for him.
Rosenthal could get moved to the rotation in 2015 as well.
Freese could get $4M on the open market. He is one year removed from a 3.8 rWAR season and he isn't old. A lot of teams would probably take a flyer on him at $4M.
Let's not forget the $1M buyout for Westbrook and $2.5M owed to Wiggington. May not be payroll exactly, but money that is being dished out due to 2014.
I like the idea. Platoon him with Wong.
Well, at any rate, the baseball player's first name is Michael, not Jason.
Ticket sales aren't where the money is, its in media rights. The Cardinals are a mid market team.
Did Ellsbury use to work for the CIA as well?
Never said they weren't.
I have no idea what you are talking about. I wasn't a part of that conversation.
My point was this:
2012 opening day payroll: $173.1M
2013 opening day payroll: $150.7M
It doesn't help your...
True, but Tulo will still be under contract when they do. Tulo's trade value is higher now then it will be in 2-3 years.
I'm not sure the Red Sox is the best example to go with. They were in a position to win this year by dumping all of their high priced guys on another team. Pedroia is the only long term contract...
I never said the financial flexibility was for signing free agent pitchers. They can use it to extend their young guys like Rosario and Arenado. Trading Tulo for Lynn and Martinez would give them...
What is funny is they were saying that the Cards would have to overpay for Castro since he is a young talent being traded within the division. Nevermind the fact that Miller is a young talent being...
You read that backwards, I was saying they wouldn't be willing to pay the player as much due to the risk. I completely agree with your second sentence, that is what I said a few posts earlier.
I completely agree, I don't think they get to 90 wins in 2014, but 2015 and beyond... Trading Tulo gives them more financial flexibility.
I'm not following you here. Wacha will be in the rotation whether Miller is traded or not. Miller isn't blocking Wacha. Miller's spot will be replaced by someone else, not Wacha.
Why should he be getting MLB free agent money? No one else his age would be. If he was drafted through the Rule 4 draft, his drafting team would get 6 years of control, which translates to roughly...
Well, he shouldn't. It is basically a trade, with money being sent to the Japanese team instead of a player. The Japanese team owns the rights to that player just like any MLB club does with a...
Team friendly contracts or not, it is just a byproduct of a lot of guys being brought up all at the same time.
rWAR, but my point is their win-loss record wasn't as good as what it should have been based on WAR. The Cardinals on the other hand had a won-loss record that exceeded the total WAR of the team. ...
Not quite, 2016 is when they will hit their first year of arb (2015 for any that are a super 2). Holliday, Molina, Wainwright are still on the payroll in 2016. Holliday can fall off in 2017, Molina...
This team is going to get very expensive when they all hit arb at the same time.
You were using WAR to demonstrate how much they needed to improve. A team needs about 42 WAR as a team to reach 90 wins. The Rockies had 33.6 last year. So they aren't nearly as far as you...