NL Central Notes: Cardinals, Pirates, Astros

Here's the latest on the Cubs and here's a look ahead to the Cardinals' offseason. Now for some notes from the rest of the division…

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8 Comments on "NL Central Notes: Cardinals, Pirates, Astros"

3 years 10 months ago

One of the few who said it then, and I will still say it now……we gave up way too much for Hunter Pence.

3 years 10 months ago

The Astros system got a lot better this year. 

3 years 10 months ago

I didn’t realize the Phillies gave up so much for Pence, they’re lucky he doesn’t have an injury history. 

3 years 10 months ago

I really think the Pirates should bring Cedeno back. There really isn’t much out there, and so help me god if Yuniesky Betancourt is the Pirate’s starting shortstop next year.

3 years 10 months ago

Cedeno fits the Pirates till they bring up someone from the farm to replace him. (i think the closest is 2 years away, correct me if im wrong) not to mention he had the Cubs number last year.

3 years 10 months ago

I understand the concept of ‘opportunity cost’, and it’s not like Huntington and co. are breaking up the ’27 Yankees here.

However, given Huntington’s track record in the free agent market, I will be very surprised if he can obtain starting-caliber players at SS, P, and C using the resources saved by declining the options of Cedeno, Maholm, and one of Doumit/Snyder.

3 years 10 months ago

for the pirates they need to sign derek lee at 1b (although i would prefer using the money on prince but the FO is cheap so they would not want to do that), jimmy rollins for ss, and grady sizemore to place rf. then go after edwin jackson and jon garland for the rotation and broxton to sure up the bullpen. 

ss rollins
rf sizmore
cf mccutchen
1b lee
2b walker
3b alvarez
lf tabata/pressley
c mchendry or free agent (shoppach/barajas/hernandez)


Hanrhan, Meek, Broxton, Moskos, Resop, McCutchen, Lincoln

3 years 10 months ago

looks good on paper minus sizemore is RF. leave presley there with tabata in LF and Cutch in CF