Two leading-edge organizations Eno mentioned specifically are Houston and Milwaukee. The #stlcards new hitting coach came from the former and the new game planning coach came from the latter. Maybe not coincidence.
#OTD in 1908, the Giants trade Roger Bresnahan to the Cardinals for three players, including Red Murray. Bresnahan will serve as the Cards’ player/manager through the 1912 season. Photo: Charles M. Conlon https://t.co/TzrMDyrRp9
Cardinals in first and they’re gonna win the pennant, Tony’s the guy that’s gonna help them win it. Slicin’ up wins like an automatic juicer....Tony LaRussa
Derrick Goold, front office sleeper cell, strikes again
Oh, probably because of the math. I don’t think Cardinals would be scared of 10 years at 25 million annually for Harper. That’s what they agreed to pick up (re: Stanton deal. 250 mill. ) So ... this tells me — at least for NOW — Boras is pushing for a higher number.
Stanton's 5 years prior to last offseason: 123 games per year, .267/.366/.555 (.921 OPS), 150 OPS+ Harper's 5 years prior to FA: 134 games per year, .282/.401/.525 (.926 OPS), 144 OPS+ So... why were the #STLCards willing to go 10 years on Stanton, but not on Harper?
When the #stlcards made a trade Tuesday, a baseball ops exec suggested in the suite that the headline read: "Cardinals Acquire 26-year lefthanded-hitting outfielder from Las Vegas." The subtitle could clarify they meant Drew Robinson. Mike Shildt and others borrowed this line.