Nothing like a little hot stove stoking to get the "Carpenter, Wainwright were robbed" taste out of your mouth. Ken Davidoff give us his rankings and predictions on where the players will go and for how much they will sign for.

Relevant Cardinal info:

1. Matt Holliday, OF

The most impactful player available. Prediction: Cardinals, seven years, $120 million

7. Adrian Beltre, 3B

Poor offensive numbers distract from his excellent defense. Prediction: Cardinals, one year, $6 million

Davidoff can’t be expected to follow every beat of course, so we know it’ll be Holliday and Freese playing third, or a cheapy fix (Xavier Nady) in LF and a more established player like Adrian Beltre, I would presume at 3B.

Tip o’ cap to Tango.

Erik Manning

Erik became addicted to Cardinals baseball as a young lad growing up on the mean streets of O'Fallon, MO. He moved away to Tulsa to attend Bible College, where he met his wife, who talked him into moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also known as the Bermuda triangle of baseball. His dream is to see the blackouts end, and his other interests are theology and philosophy of religion. He is the parent of two young boys.

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3 Responses to “Ranking Free Agents by WAR”

  1. How ’bout Beltre at 3rd and the two headed Eric Hinske/Allen Craig monster in left? That leaves some decent money for a #3…

  2. I’d be down with that. Hinkse will be undervalued. Who is the decent #3?

    • Ehh, dunno. Harden maybe, Sheets maybe. It’d be easier to absorb the loss of either for awhile due to injury if Lohse can get back to an inning eating 4.

      It’s probably worthwhile to have a conversation with Jo-El’s agent to see how bad he wants to stay with Dave Duncan. Sure he’ll regress next year, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a good investment at some price.

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