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  1. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    I know that is what he is saying now. But I wonder how he will really feel after another long season, especially if he is hurt for an extended period again, and he is looking at a contract far less than the $20m he will be getting this year
  2. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    Honestly, Yadi is lucky that the Fowler and Carpenter have been so bad with their large Contracts, because for $20m that was a significant dip in production from the past few seasons
  3. General Season Talk

    Not necessarily, but thats where my confusion came in, they have a Team option now for 2020. But either way that takes him out of the Non-Compensatory pool we will be looking at because they wont be picking up the option then cutting him after
  4. General Season Talk

    Unfortunately I dont think we are gonna be looking at any top tier (or even middle tier) Free Agents With sending out our next 2 First rounders for Ramsey, they are going to be trying to play the Compensatory game again for Fowler and Brockers (maybe a few others as well) Not saying I think this should be the way to go, but I can already see it happening with our low Cap Space, and limited Draft capital the next couple of years. Ive taken a look at some of the guys making Big Money the next couple of years, making guesses who might be cut, and we could add that wont impact the Compensatory equation The unlikely options are Trent Williams (who will be traded) and Marshal Yanda. Maybe Russell Okung, but his injury history is sketchy. Not sure I want to take on the issue of Cordy Glenn, and even if Alex Mack is cut, he is looking completely washed. While Id like Kyle Long, dont think he will be cut, even off the Injury. Theres a chance the Giants already move on from Nate Solder to rebuild the whole OL, but unlikely. As good as the Niners OL has been without Joe Staley, might have a chance to bring him in as he would save them $10m. The Pouncey's could be an option, but can you really count on them? Theres a few others out there that might get cut (Rick Wagner, Eric Fisher, Duane Brown, Lane Johnson, Ryan Jensen, Brandon Brooks) but teams will hang onto for atleast one more year. Long story short, the guy who is likely on the radar, who will probably be cut, is Ty Nsekhe. He signed a 2 year deal in Buffalo and has been as solid as you would have expected him to be, but he hasnt been amazing and they can continue to improve the OL especially using the cap space that he currently occupies for 2020. He'd be a great Guard, and provide the versatility and protection at 4 of the 5 spots.
  5. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    Hey, this is my victory lap, you can take yours when im done
  6. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    This guy is pretty smart
  7. The Batman is Robert Pattinson

    I think that "idea" of Penguin has a ton of potential. And I think someone like Ferrell could pull it of perfectly. I wouldnt want him to stay that way, but in a Zero Year/Year One style of the Penguin it could work. As he establishes himself as a serious Gun Runner, he upgrades his look. And once he does that, and works to become the Top Guy in Gotham, thats when he gets the Lounge as his front. Him being the guy in the underworld that Batman leans on for Info is how I imagine him in this first film, and as this series continues and his reach in Gotham grows, he becomes more adversarial to Bats when he tries to shut the Smuggling down.
  8. The Batman is Robert Pattinson

    They can be more than one-dimensional, it just has to be run through the scope of Batman, or actually service the story being told.
  9. The Batman is Robert Pattinson

    Ive actually seen some people not happy with this casting. Not sure why really, only reason could be because he doesnt fit what they think of as "The Penguin". Which is a dumb reason. I feel like Farrell could pull this off really well, especially if were getting the slimy gun runner of Gotham, who sees himself as high class. Who wears old slightly tattered suits and runs a Club (Iceberg Lounge) that he wants to be a classy establishment but only attracts the scum and villainy. With the slight accent, and the twitchy mannerisms he is perfect. Id really like to see them work in the glass bottle monocle as something he received from a gun deal gone wrong or even from Batman trying to force info out of him.
  10. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    Id imagine its another 1 year deal, more base salary but still with incentives, so he can Retire with Yadi after the season
  11. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    As nice as the Pop of a Goldy/Moose/Ozuna heart of the order sounds, it will never happen because of the stupid contracts we gave out
  12. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    Seems to be a whole lot of smoke around Moustakas to the Cardinals. Its mostly the local writers talking about it as an option at this point, but if you know anything about the Sports Journalism around St. Louis, they hardly have an original thought. It all usually stems from something they were all told. If he is our target, it sure would be nice to have that extra $18m that we are handing to a 3B that cant hit
  13. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    A few things here; Carlos signed his extension before the 2017 season, so comparing that to what guys are being paid today is not apples to apples. He will have gotten the $11.5m number for 4 years straight in order to help out our payroll these most recent seasons It was also part of an avoided Arbitration for that season and the next few going forward. Which we spread out years 2-5 of that extension evenly after the low salary we had budgeted for him that season. If we were to use the typical escalators that most of those type of Arbitration absorbing contracts have, he would be scheduled to make around $16.5m His $51m was also more total dollars than any Starting Pitcher that hit free agency that offseason as Rich Hill only got $48m total, and only Hill and Bartolo Colon (who had a 1 year deal) had higher AAV than Carlos. When looking into who got extensions that offseason, Danny Duffy is the only one to get more than Carlos, and he was hitting Free Agency, so no Arbitration years to take into consideration. And he also has 2 likely to be picked up Options for 2020 and 2021 at $17 and $18m. Which would actually make this a 7 year $86m contract. And a true AAV of about $12.3m. So in the 5th year of a heavily Arbitration weighted deal, on an AAV measurement, he would be a Top 30-ish highest paid Starting Pitcher (#28 between James Paxton and Marcus Stroman, but cant be fore sure because I dont know everyones contracts with more options on them). And what hsi pro-rated contract I mentioned before, his potential 2020 salary would have put him in the Top 20--ish (ahead of Mikolas) and that $86m total number puts him somewhere in the Top 15-ish ahead of the Mike Leake contract the Cardinal Handed out . . . Pretty sure thats being paid like a Co-Ace in a league with 30 teams
  14. The STL Cardinals Thread - NL Central Champs!

    Ha, sorry for the vagueness. I have completely written off any hope of Reyes for all of 2020. Just rehab and see if he can get right for 2021 Carlos should be one of our starters, so with 4 rotation slots filled (Jack, Dakota, Miles) the question is; Do you think Carlos is a co-ace type still or not? Because that steers us toward what we need to add as the 5th member of the rotation. We sure are paying him to be one of those co-ace types