Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
You're right. Especially Phillips and Frazier. They've got a ton of really really difficult decisions coming up this offseason.
I don't envy the FO's job at all. I'm actually wondering if maybe they should take a few seasons of stepping back, trading some principals and re-tooling. Not a fire sale exactly, but a shorter period of prospect accumulation.
I agree with this completely. Cards and Cubs have fully loaded farm systems. We've traded away good prospects for major league talent and took a shot at it. Time to build up the system again and prepare for what waits down the road or else we'll really he boned...
Walt is only signed through 2014 though. Who knows if he plans on hanging it up after that. He might not care about the long term success of the club. That's a scary thought for what could happen this offseason.