This is the kind of deal I'd be waiting to make. Grienke is a stud, an ace, but he's a free agent at year's end, and I didn't plan on brining him back. Lind has been a free agent bargain, and his 2016 option makes him a bargain next year too. But my plan here is to build for 2017, and ultimately I could live without both these players. I take Wright's albatross of a deal on my books under the same guise, that I plan on competing in 2017. Williams, Weaver, and Story add real juice to my farm system, and both Williams and Weaver are "my guys" as a Ranger and a Cardinal prospect. Story has been raking in Colorado's minor leagues, and my guess is Tulo isn't too much longer for that club. I really like what this deal does for my long-term outlook. Thanks Washington, that got done quickly.
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2015 8:55:05 GMT -5 by scooter1027: Adjusted cap number for STL subsequent to Vic Martinez trade.