I've spent less than no time thinking about the XFL. Perhaps in some form it could last a couple of years. As an old guy, I've seen this song and dance many, many times.
These things happen. At least SLU is going to win some basketball games. Good for Travis Ford and the guys.
Obviously Pietrangelo will only get such a deal here if he and the team is playing at a high level. Otherwise he will get the Kevin Shattenkirk treatment as the contract winds down. He is a hard guy to trade now while he has term left, but as that winds down the scenario changes.
The pile is not as big as was, for sure. But I believe there is enough there to at least get a rental hitter like Goldschmidt, if not a pretty good hitter of some description with more term left.
Yeah, but the Blues won't spend three years competing mostly against other expansion teams like they did from '67 to 70.
That will be a better question for Mr. Goold.
If you are going to make a long drive hoping to see your heroes take down the 'Lanche, I'd stay closer to home.
Wait a minute, a rational comment? No room for this in the chat.
Well, start with Flaherty . . .
Seattle would be stupid to trade Seager for Fowler. And the Cardinals outbidding the field for the biggest free agent Scott Boras may have for the rest of his illustrious career? That would be something.
As I write in every chat, the Cardinals can afford to spend more money on payroll. The team should also aim for 100 victories per season, not the 90 we've heard about. Baseball has changed. You are either in or your are out. The Cardinals have the resources to be in, so that's why expect a number of moves this winter.
Just sell your tickets to the young fans who love the sport but won't get to Busch Stadium to watch guys alternate take walks, strike out and hit very occasional homers.
There will be lots of middling talent out there, waiting for fill depth roles.
The Rangers have no use for Allen. As for Zuccarello, nice little player. He is a skate-and-pass winger. But the Rangers want prospects for their rebuild and Armstrong is likely to steer clear of that unless the Blues stage a stunning reversal.
Of the guys I've seen, I'd put Chase Daniel No. 1, Phil Bradley No. 2, Lock No. 3, Brad Smith No. 4 and the Blaine Gabbert No. 5. Mizzou fans have been pretty lucky to see good play at that position, starting with Pinkel/Smith.
Again, Seattle would be stupid to do that.
The Oilers are up against the cap, like the Blues. Otherwise we might see more talk of the two teams swapping guys. Also there is this problem: Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli hasn't left a whole lot to like on that roster after the top few guys.
No, because Armstrong went out and added all that veteran help up front. Thomas will get his chance to refocus and find his spot. Maybe a trip to the World Junior Championships will help him.
Seattle's sell-off should be of great interest to the Cardinals and obviously these teams have done business before,
No, Dunn took a huge hit at center ice to advance the puck in the Red Wings. He just needs to play smarter more consistently.
There could be some more build-up to the MLS, depending how all of that comes together.
OK, that's it for today. See you next time!