Following a disappointing 2018, we continue to hold on to the belief that we will be players in the 2019 playoff discussion.
However, we can't deny the fact that a strategy of outslugging the rest of the NL Central did not play out in our favor. Therefore, we are intent on shaking things up at both the MLB Pro level and within our minor league system this offseason.
On the Block:
P Antonio Cruz (26 yr old) - former 1st round draft pick, back end LH SP or wipe out caliber stuff as LOOGY, 1.34 WHIP, 193 K in 238 career IP
OF Trayce Thompson (28) - well above average power, best served in platoon role, as a Cardinal vs LH: 16 HR over 183 AB, above average glove in all three OF positions
RP Casey Mulligan
1b Alex Dickerson
OF Chih-Hsien Chiang
Seeking any combination:
MLB Pro-caliber (in order of priority) - 1) left handed or switch-hitting utility SS / 3B; 2) LH / switch-hitting backup C
Specs - 1) SS/2b; 2) SP / RP; 3) OF