Right, there is payroll flexibility long-term. But you don't spend money just because you can. You spend it to fill your most glaring needs. Get back to me if Harper can play third base.
I am not on the everyday Cardinals coverage and Saturday is typically my day off in general. Sorry I missed you! As for the press box view, it's not bad.
I would expect the team to upgrade the offense. And you are right, this team has a wide-open competitive window thanks to their pitching. Adding at least one hitter and keeping their other key hitters away from long DL stints could put them in the mix.
Any chance he gives up homers in the Great American Bandbox?
The same $350 million we hear for Harper. He would have to be in even greater demand, right?
Betting on Harper at this age is smarter than the bet the team made (and lost, thankfully) on Pujols when he hit the market. But, again, it's hardly a no-brainer given the current needs of the team.
He is a free agent now. And before, I believe he did make attractive trade offers for him.
Wong is more than fine at second base. The Cardinals lack "plus" fielders at the other three spots.
We'll see if the Ricketts family has the same zeal that the Yankees had back in the day. Word in the industry suggests otherwise. We shall see.
I believe those chances improved greatly. He was dynamic against the Golden Knights. Play the kid.
Actually many of those guys arrived well ahead of schedule and in roles that were not expected. So, no, they are not over-hyped. There are some terrific prospects there. But you are right, they need better control to take the final step.
Either he is old self next spring or he has to go. We know that he will not handle part-time play well, so if he doesn't earn his job then the Cardinals will just have to eat that deal. And if he does hit, the Cardinals should hope that improves his trade value so the team can escape the contract at some point with a trade.
Interest in baseball is down, no question. I haven't looked at the ratings breakdown, The fact that those two teams didn't work rating magic is more than a little alarming.
Pro sports is a big business and nobody disputes that. College sports is a big business and the NCAA tries to pretend it is amateur exercise. So of course college football and basketball are corrupt by their nature.
Obviously Donaldson would have to prove he can play third base before Cardinals rolled that dice. If he has to DH, then this team will move on from the topic.
Dave Bing, the former Detroit Pistons guard. Classy guy, great talent on some terrible teams. No. 2? Bob Lanier. Loved the Pistons as a kid.
Boras popped off, likely in a joking matter, about having a deal done. It was during an interview in New York.
Sounds right. Big game for Florida and dobbers are down at Mizzou after that disastrous loss to Kentucky.