So, I’ve been beating the Cardinals up about their lack of activity when it comes to stocking the bullpen. Now I’ll take some of that back. I still think a proven closer would be the most prudent acquisition given where the team is, but aside from that the best thing they can do is stock up on big arms and use depth to throw numbers at the problem. Trading Randal Grichuk to the Blue Jays allows them to do just that.
Well, this slow offseason has left plenty of time for all of us to spend time looking deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper…and deeper…at how these three NL Central teams could stack up in 2018. There are a lot of moves left to be made and after getting into the nuts and bolts of what is holding these teams together the conclusion is those moves are going to have a MONSTROUS influence on how this division plays out. See, as things stand now the three teams are pretty close.
The Cards have essentially make three moves this year: a monster, a calculated bargain and a lottery ticket. The monster, of course, is Marcell Ozuna. He’s a big power bat at a reasonable price and should really solidify the middle of the order…but he’s not a 100% sure thing since 2017 was the first season he was truly a middle of the order bomber. The bargain is Luke Gregerson.
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