QUESTION: Looks as though Luke Weaver is staying. What kind of season do you expect from him? What is his ceiling?
GOOLD: A solid season. Trying to find a comparison for him. That first full year of Michael Wacha seems like too much to predict, right? But somewhere in that 160-185 innings, 25-30 starts, and a 4.00 ERA seems entirely realistic. Instead of ceiling, which could be high for him, let's talk floor. And Weaver's floor is what the Cardinals expected from Leake. And Weaver has more.