The Cardinals traded for Marcell Ozuna and took an 85-win team on paper to an 88-win team on paper. Once you hit 90 wins or so, you can focus on marginal improvements. Before then, it takes sizable moves to close the gap with the leaders. Since the Ozuna trade, there has been considerable speculation about what would happen next. Down in Tampa Bay, the Rays have Alex Colome, Chris Archer, and Evan Longoria. In Baltimore, there’s Manny Machado. In Toronto, there’s Josh Donaldson.
At this point, everyone should be aware the Cardinals can afford Giancarlo Stanton. The Cardinals have three and a half million paying fans every year, more money is being shoved their way from national broadcast rights, and their new television contract that gives them an ownership stake begins next year. There are rumors about bullpen upgrades or maybe a big move on the rotation front. They can probably afford that, too.
We know the Cardinals are going after Giancarlo Stanton. They probably aren’t the only ones. Jon Heyman mentioned the Phillies and Giants and Jon Morosi mentioned those teams as well as the Red Sox. Any team could use Stanton, but not all of them are as good of a fit and fill a need like Stanton would for the Cardinals. The Phillies definitely appear to be still in the rebuilding phase. With the talent they have on hand, they would probably win just over 70 games.
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Selecting a term
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