It's his call and that seems like a great fit. So where's he going?
Actually teams pass in front of their net all the time in the NHL. It's nerve-wracking, but it's an accepted part of the breakout now. The last 10 seconds isn't the best time for that, of course, but the chip-it-out approach is on the decline. Defensemen pinch in aggressively these days.
Maybe we could pull that off some time, as long as you pretend to be me so I still get paid.
I love Darryl! Great coach, most dry sarcasm in league history. My guess is that he has retired from coaching, bases on remarks he has made. Also, the team has changed and he hasn't.
This Montreal/Toronto swing would have been perfect. Two great cities, hockey-crazed markets. Road trip? Top three choices are Nashville, Nashville and then Nashville.
You have to give Theo Epstein his due in Chicago. Good execution on the tank-and-rebuild and he gives Maddon room to work. He whiffed in free agency last winter with his pitching, but it's hard to knock his total record. Luhnow had some missteps in Houston -- like cutting J.D Martinez and wasting a couple of top picks -- but he also hit on several big calls. Alex Athopoulos stock is also trading high. Former Toronto GM is making the Braves relevant again.
That could be Jay Bouwmeister.
Could they get both? No, That could push the payroll way over $200 million and eliminate flexibility for a full decade.
Some Dodger fans can see the regular season games.
Do you think he is dying to stay in St. Louis if he isn't going to play? The man was insulted because Matheny would play him and his .170 batting average every single game. There are places he wouldn't accept a trade to. But I believe the bigger issue is that teams are reluctant to acquire outfielders who earn more than $16 million per year for not hitting or fielding well. And now there is an injury concern to go with his advancing age.
Again, the team has better internal options in right field even if the team somehow found a taker for Fowler.
The next two games are brutal matchups, so let's see where the effort level is and let's see what happens the week following this trip.
On the home run call? I have heard passionate arguments both ways. I didn't see it at the time and I haven't really looked at it.
Again, the older guys like Donaldson and Moustakas could be there in the market.
Yes, the Cardinals could afford another bad contract. But DeWitt is not a fan of bad contracts and I don't believe he would let his management outspend its mistakes by something trying again. Dead payroll would limit what the team could do in the future.
Ideally, there is a young third baseman blocked out there somewhere. Then the Cards could make a deal like Gonzaeles-for-O'Neill and put their pitching depth to work. But I don't know if such a possibility exists.
That doesn't sound anything like the Bill DeWitt Jr. I know. He wants to contend every year, not do the Mike Shanahan/Jack Quinn free agent ticket promotion.