After Derek Jeter reportedly sealed the deal to be a part-owner of the Miami Marlins on Friday, many people probably thought “hey that seems cool, I could definitely run a baseball team.” Chrissy Teigen, because she usually doesn’t think things without tweeting them (in a good way!), tweeted that she too would like to own a team.
A piece to help them win now and win later. Nightengale writes that the Cardinals aren’t really sure what they want to do at the deadline:
The St. Louis Cardinals, just like the Pirates, don’t necessarily want to surrender their playoff hopes. But they’re realistic. They are caught in no-man’s land. They’re really not in the NL Central race, but not out of it, either, simply loitering.
That means it’s not especially likely that they would want to deal Lynn — a pending free agent with a strong 3.40 ERA in his return from Tommy John surgery — for prospects and prospects alone. Every team can use more prospects, but I’m not sure if the Cardinals are interested in taking that kind of short-term hit.
Consider that the Cardinals have Luke Weaver currently demolishing Triple-A, with Marco Gonzales also doing well. And if they get in a real pickle, they can also move Tyler Lyons, overqualified long reliever, back to the rotation. The Cardinals have rotation depth, just like they always do.
The National League before this season, though, wasn’t so hard to predict. Slap the Dodgers in first in the NL West, the Cubs in first in the Central, and the Nationals Youth NFL Cheap Jerseys in USA Cheap Jerseys first in the East, and figure out the other dozen teams later. While I’m sure there have been three clear divisional favorites in a league before, the lack of ambiguity in these divisions seemed unusual.