mhardy_03 wrote:Don't want any part of the contract that Hosmer is going to get. He isn't an upgrade Unless Carpenter or Gyorko is already part of another trade to actually upgrade the team.
Right, if the Cards sent Carpenter to Toronto in a deal for Donaldson, sure, bring on Hosmer. Until then, he's not a 6 year, $132 million (MLBTR's projected contract) upgrade over the combo of Carpenter, Martinez, and Voit. And reports are that San Diego has a seven year deal on the table already.
I'm not a person who is exceptionally down on Carpenter as a defender, but the club has stated it wants to be good on defense but would move Carpenter from his best defensive position and intentionally make him less valuable. Common sense would seem to suggest that you should play a player at the position he is most valuable. For Carpenter, that's first base.