The Blues would have a lot more to choose from on the coaching front after the season than it does now. So at this point, why not wait? As for the core players, Armstrong wouldn't hesitate to move players from that group if he can get real value in return. But this team is built to win now and any chances should reflect that. Going into tank-and-rebuild mode would not make sense for this group.
No. St. Louis supported teams very well despite having largely incompetent ownership over the years.
The Blues have had similar games with 91 in the lineup too. They just can't replicate that effort over and over again. They remain all over the map with their effort.
All of the losses stacked up during the season's first half.
The team is loaded with players from Latin America, so I don't see the point.
Cabera would prefer playing to sitting and right now the Cardinals have a booked infield.
Actually MLB insiders say the market for both players is robust. Harper's market is boosted by Washington's redoubled effort to bring him back. Other free agents may suffer disappointing outcomes in this tougher marketplace, but these two guys will get paid.
I have watched very little NFL football, so I am not much help there.
I believe it is far more likely that the Dome gets blown up some day as part of a convention center overhaul. Maybe the XFL can save the Concrete Circle of Death, but I would not bet on that.
I believe the Cardinals are open to upgrading on the left side from Shreve and Webb. Dealing for Will Smith or Tony Watson would make sense.
Piscotty was struggling due to his mother's illness and that was only gong to continue. So the deal made sense for both baseball and humane reasons. Had the family crisis not arisen, perhaps Piscotty would still be in right field with Fowler playing left.
The 40-man roster is not set in stone. There are several guys on there currently that could be traded or removed to make room for somebody else. That roster remains fluid.
I don't see the value. Backes is on his last legs. Fans complain the team is too slow now, so what happens when David returns? And Schenn is the most skilled guy in the bunch, although I do like DeBrusk a lot and I will concede that Steen is in his twilight.
I don't know about opening in the Top 25, but there is a real chance the Tigers will spend time there if they can figure out how to win the games they should win.
They are built to win now due to the payroll commitment. Obviously the team is not winning, which is why there has already been a coaching change and why there will likely be some additional turnover. Just because you build a team to win now doesn't mean it will win now.
Armstrong already has his list of candidates that he is tracking and vetting. The challenge is to find the right guy in that pile -- and convince him to take the job. With such a wide-open field it's tough to say where he will go with this.
It would be a heck of a story if Mizzou made it back to the NCAA Tournament this season. The SEC is deep and difficult. To break even in league play and earn The Call, the Tigers would need further development from several players and additional group confidence.
It doesn't sound like they are in on Britton. It sounds like it was an either/or between Miller and Britton. The Yankees are among the teams pushing hard for Britton currently.
This team could use another bullpen addition and upgrade to the bench from the left side of the plate. So we could see a move or two, if not before spring training than on the fly.
Again, what is the surface. On ice, sure, take Chara. But there have been some NBA guys who can punch. Ask Rudy T. about that.