Jose Martinez playing first didn't work out for sure. While that frustrated the other infielders and perhaps altered their play a bit, I don't believe that shattered anybody's confidence.
There are no Scotty Bowman's just waiting for The Call. Coaches of that caliber don't stay unemployed. Bill Peters opted out in Carolina so he could jump to Calgary. Barry Trotz declined a low-ball Washington offer to move on to the Islanders for big coin after winning a Cup. Some experts believe some NHL teams are waiting to new if new Wild GM Paul Fenton fires Bruce Boudreau so they can bid on him immediately. I've always liked Dan Bylsma, but he is in Detroit as assistant coach and, maybe, the next coach.
He has built a heck of a roster. There is no reason for this team to have just one victory. Many players are failing to play to their ability and obviously the coaching staff hasn't been able to mold all of these good parts into a good team.
Obviously he has to handle the puck cleanly there and make a firm play.
Indeed. Either this team rises up and plays some inspired hockey or it gets stepped on. It doesn't help that Toronto got nothing done against the Penguins, which give Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock his chance to crack the whip. I would expect Toronto's "A" game Saturday.
Cards. Royals have to rebuild from the ground up and doing that on a budget is so, so hard.
In the new NHL, teams can be out of it by the end of October. I am normally one to preach patience, but the Blues can't count on other teams collapsing. They need to get their stuff together immediately or they will be buried.
Chicks dig the long ball. It's all about power now, with launch angles and true outcomes. Switch-hitting has gone the way of base stealing.
Greinke is a nice asset with a pricey deal. Fowler was less than useless last season. I'll be shocked if there is a GM out there stupid enough to take even one penny of that remaining contract. If Mozeliak can dump any that deal it would be a big, big win.
The Blues had extremely tough conditioning testing this season.
That or he missed baseball. In the back of the mind, he has always wondered what if. A left with a mid-90s fastball? That is a useful skill.
It's KU. Unless there are strippers somehow involved in all of this too, I can't see that school unloading him. It's big business. It's not like football is paying any bills.
Well, he can't let past failure make him less aggressive.
Yes, SLU will be the best team in the state. Mizzou might be better than a ninth-place SEC team, but the Billikens could win 25 this season and the A-10 title. This assumes players can avoid further off-court trouble, a thought that keeps every coach up at night.
True, but building chemistry is easier if you don't use different lineups and combinations every single game.
Stullie is a workout guy and pro wrestling enthusiast. I bet he has mastered the step-over toe hold.
Expectations for Carlos would be to get back to winning about 15 games. As for Michael Wacha, it's hope for the best and resist any urge to sign him to giant long-term dollars. What the team gets from him next season is almost a bonus.
The more games are played, the ad dollars are collected. I don't believe rates fluctuate during the postseason according to the rating. Fox would want the Dodgers, of course, for the ratings and the promotional value for the rest of its programming.
Yes, it would be powerful. But the combined price of moving Fowler and signing Harper would be gigantic, so that first baseman budget would presumably be tiny in that scenario. But as Matt Adams and Mark Reynolds will tell you, there is a glut of first basemen out there.