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8 hours ago, tray said:

The Sox had high expectations for Lucroy early in Spring but he looked like sh1t so they released him. I doubt they pick him up now unless it is for minor league depth.

If the Cards fall back in their division they might make Yadi available.  He still has what it takes for play-off baseball. Man would that be awesome.

 

The Cards are 9 games back.  Sox give up a B-level prospect for Molina.   Good to go.

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Cards aren’t trading Yadi.

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1 minute ago, bmags said:

Cards aren’t trading Yadi.

Why not? Cards fans are generally pretty baseball savvy, and I think they'd appreciate Yadi getting a chance at one more ring before he retires. He can always re-sign after the season and then retire as a Cardinal. Plus, the next worst thing for Cubs fans after the Cards winning the WS would be the Sox winning the WS, so the Cards should want to help out.

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13 minutes ago, WhiteSoxFan1993 said:

Why not? Cards fans are generally pretty baseball savvy, and I think they'd appreciate Yadi getting a chance at one more ring before he retires. He can always re-sign after the season and then retire as a Cardinal. Plus, the next worst thing for Cubs fans after the Cards winning the WS would be the Sox winning the WS, so the Cards should want to help out.

lol have you ever talked to a cardinals fan about yadier Molina? 

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22 minutes ago, bmags said:

Cards aren’t trading Yadi.

More importantly,  why does he want to leave?

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6 minutes ago, southsider2k5 said:

More importantly,  why does he want to leave?

Chasing a ring with TLR may sound like fun to him.

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Cheap rental only.  

Once the robot umps get here Collins will be fine at catcher.  He can concentrate on simply receiving the pitch instead of trying to frame. 

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2 hours ago, WhiteSoxFan1993 said:

Why not? Cards fans are generally pretty baseball savvy, and I think they'd appreciate Yadi getting a chance at one more ring before he retires. He can always re-sign after the season and then retire as a Cardinal. Plus, the next worst thing for Cubs fans after the Cards winning the WS would be the Sox winning the WS, so the Cards should want to help out.

Their fans wouldn't trade him for Mike Trout. 

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The White Sox traded both Aparicio and Fox...I imagine Molina isn't any more popular than they were with their respective fan bases.  A good number of their fans would view it as being respectful of Yadi IMO.  

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The notion that Cardinal fans or Cub fans or any fans decide who gets traded is absurd. 

I'm not sure why any true White Sox fan would not want Yadi for the stretch run instead of Collins and Zavala...if Yaz cannot come back and catch.

Yadi is a gamer and a winner. You have to know Tony would want him *if* Yaz can't come back.

 

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Posted (edited)

Rational or not, I think St. Louis wants Yadi to be a lifelong Cardinal and not play for anyone else.  
 

by St. Louis I mean the organization 

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yadi aint happening. this would be like us trading abreu or paulie .... but times 2 when we're at .500 in a retirement year for those guys. st. louis stands to make more money on ticket sales of people who come to watch his last tour than care about getting a zack burdi in return. i dont care how smart the fans are, theres just no upside to trading him. the only only way it happens is the larussa connection. id put it at 5%

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also for those of you that haven't been to a cardinals game ... yadi owns that town. he's easily the fan favorite there. walks on water. his cheers are more than arenado and goldy combined. its hard to explain the love, but he's not going to be a sox

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1 minute ago, BrianAnderson said:

yadi aint happening. this would be like us trading abreu or paulie .... but times 2 when we're at .500 in a retirement year for those guys. st. louis stands to make more money on ticket sales of people who come to watch his last tour than care about getting a zack burdi in return. i dont care how smart the fans are, theres just no upside to trading him. the only only way it happens is the larussa connection. id put it at 5%

If the Sox were out of contention, and didn't get a decent prospect in return for a fan favorite with an expiring contract just because he's a fan favorite, I'd be pissed.

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1 hour ago, WhiteSoxFan1993 said:

If the Sox were out of contention, and didn't get a decent prospect in return for a fan favorite with an expiring contract just because he's a fan favorite, I'd be pissed.

I remember the day I heard Harold Baines was traded to Texas...it was heart-breaking!  Of course, Larry Himes "fleeced" Texas in that deal and no way Yadi is worth 2 prospects like the White Sox hauled in for Baines.  But I do get your sentiment...it stings the fans a bit when those types of situations happen!

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1 hour ago, BrianAnderson said:

also for those of you that haven't been to a cardinals game ... yadi owns that town. he's easily the fan favorite there. walks on water. his cheers are more than arenado and goldy combined. its hard to explain the love, but he's not going to be a sox

Do you really think it’s hard to explain the Cardinals fans’ love for Yadi?

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If Yadi asks for a trade to the sox that's basically the scenario where it happens.

But would love to see how it's handled. Grandal would be forced into DH, Eloy into LF because Yadi isn't sitting in the playoffs with TLR as manager.

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2 hours ago, BrianAnderson said:

also for those of you that haven't been to a cardinals game ... yadi owns that town. he's easily the fan favorite there. walks on water. his cheers are more than arenado and goldy combined. its hard to explain the love, but he's not going to be a sox

Yeah, Willie McGee was the equivalent of Yadi from the previous generation of great Cards teams…

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37 minutes ago, Leonard Zelig said:

Do you really think it’s hard to explain the Cardinals fans’ love for Yadi?

its kind of a figure of speech. thanks for adding to the convo in a meaningful way :) 

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21 minutes ago, BrianAnderson said:

its kind of a figure of speech. thanks for adding to the convo in a meaningful way :) 

I made pretty much the same point as you 2 posts above the one I quoted, does that count as meaningful?

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33 minutes ago, bmags said:

If Yadi asks for a trade to the sox that's basically the scenario where it happens.

But would love to see how it's handled. Grandal would be forced into DH, Eloy into LF because Yadi isn't sitting in the playoffs with TLR as manager.

This.  He's a 10/5 guy on top of a Cardinals legend.  The ONLY way he goes anywhere is if he tells the organization to trade him.  I haven't seen anything indicating he even wants to leave.

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Per Robert Murray:

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The Chicago White Sox are looking for another catcher and it would not be a surprise if they expressed interest in Jonathan Lucroy after he was designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves. Lucroy, after all, was with the White Sox earlier this season, with pitcher Dallas Keuchel saying in March, “He has transitioned into one of the best receivers I’ve had the last four or five years. So that is a testament to his work ethic. I feel really, really confident with him behind the plate.

 

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3 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Per Robert Murray:

 

Sure. Bring him aboard.

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Just now, manbearpuig said:

Sure. Bring him aboard.

Yep, seems like a no-brainer.

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