Found December 28, 2012 on
As January of 2013 approaches and most of the MLB free agent frenzy over, baseball writers and pundits often find themselves bored.
There is very little to write about unfortunately and sometimes, even the best of analysts can reach a little bit to create content.
Such was the case for ESPN.com writer Jim Bowden on Thursday. Bowden wrote that the St. Louis Cardinals should consider a swap with the Colorado Rockies and acquire smooth-swinging outfielder Carlos Gonzalez in exchange for Trevor Rosenthal, Shelby Miller, and Jon Jay.
Hold up cowboy, that is quite a third-party trade proposal. In fact, it may be downright crazy.
Trust me, I'd like to see Carlos Gonzalez roaming the outfield of Busch Stadium, but lets not get carried away. Giving up pitching prospects like Rosenthal and Miller in the same deal would be worst than trading gold for copper.
Never-mind CarGo's salary versus how cheap Rosenthal and Miller will be for years to come, here are three different re...
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The St. Louis Cardinals’ leader in victories this past season was a rookie reliever the year before. In 2012, Lance Lynn won 17 games in the rotation and another out of the bullpen.
Starting 29 games, Lynn logged 16 quality starts and a 17-5 record. His strikeout rate of 9.1 per nine innings was best among the seven Cardinals starters.
Lynn was hot from the very beginning. Elevated...
Former major league catcher Bengie Molina had planned to travel in 2013, with Alaska and Europe among his potential destinations. His travel schedule will be modified, though, as he will be touring such places as Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Milwaukee in his new capacity as the St. Louis Cardinals' assistant coach. Some years ago, former manager Tony La Russa installed Mike...
As another offseason of eye-poppingly large free-agent contracts begins to wind down, the St. Louis Cardinals find themselves in an unfortunate, yet familiar situation as one of their biggest stars heads into the final year of his contract.
It was Albert Pujols in 2011; it will be Adam Wainwright in 2013.
The Cardinals co-ace is headed into the final year of his six-year, $59.4...
It is the time of year when real trade and free agent signing news can be scarce. As a result of having nothing of substance to report, people come up with dream ideas of their own.
Former MLB general manager Jim Bowden, blogging for ESPN, has gotten into the spirit of giving by coming up with a whopper of his own invention.
Last week, Bowden wrote a piece called “Getting great...
In 2011, nine different relievers collected saves before Jason Motte was tried in the closers’ role with a month remaining in the regular season. After a strong performance in September and during the run to the World Series title, Motte strengthened his hold on the job.
This past season, Motte accomplished a feat that had occurred only five prior times in major league history...
For the last few months, the Miami Marlins have been insistent on the fact that Giancarlo Stanton would not be available. He is under team control through 2017, so the Marlins can expect to afford him for the next few seasons. However, since their fire sale began, there has been increasing interest in Stanton. Now, the Marlins may be changing their tune a bit.
The Marlins after gutting their roster, have aspirations of not finishing in last place in the NL East. Up until recently, the team has been unwilling to trade Giancarlo Stanton. But according to Jim Bowden of ESPN and XM Radio, Assistant GM Dan Jennings stated that the team will listen to offers for Stanton but will not seek offers out and do not want to trade him.
The Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks should pair up
for a trade that would center on slugger Justin Upton, according to Jim Bowden
Bowden’s proposed trade would send Upton to the Red Sox in
exchange for prospects Xander Bogaerts, Matt Barnes and Brandon Jacobs.
While the Diamondbacks were able to add a young shortstop in
Didi Gregorius when...
Giancarlo Stanton – Photo by: d-deee
The Marlins are listening to offers for Giancarlo Stanton and it’s time for the Padres to stand up.
Assistant general manager Dan Jennings told Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM on Sunday morning that the Marlins “will listen to all offers” on Stanton but that a deal is highly unlikely to take place this winter
In a recent piece right here...