Here’s what Alex Anthopoulos had to say following today’s enormous deal:

  • Hopes all prospects force his hand.
  • Loves that team has depth at premium positions.
  • Anthony Gose is only 20, gives him time to develop.
  • Colby Rasmus is a very good athlete, good on-base skills, tremendous raw power, runs well and is a five tool talent.
  • Zach Stewart was someone that the White Sox had liked for a while.
  • Depth at starting pitching made it easier to give Stewart up.
  • Intends on talking with Colby Rasmus once about his reputation in St. Louis and then moving on.
  • For the players to be named, the Cardinals have list of players.
  • St. Louis can choose any three by December 31st or take cash considerations.
  • Told John Mozeliak that he could get Edwin Jackson, then asked what it would take from there.
  • Teahen will be a bench player; Tallet is still hurt and Miller will be the lefty out of the bullpen.
  • Don’t expect more deals.
  • Brad Mills is up for one game.
  • New guys won’t arrive for tonight’s game.
  • Trever Miller was not acquired to be flipped.
  • If you’re arrogant, lazy, rub people wrong way, but a good guy at your core, that’s okay.
  • If you’re a bad guy, this team probably doesn’t want you.