Mizzou still has to earn its way in the SEC. Its fan base is still in the bottom tier and there is lots of work to do on both the basketball and football fronts. MU is competitive in league, but it doesn't really advance the league. But this is the path the school chose. The alternative was staying in the dysfunction Big 12 and hoping that it didn't collapse.
The New York Yankees have the best hand. Both players would love to play there, it seems, but the team is acting totally disinterested. And maybe that's no bluff.
Binnington wasn't even the back-up, he was the No. 4 guy. When he finally got his chance, he was just glad to be there. That is a different kind of pressure. In some ways, the back-up has one of the easier jobs in sports. The starter is the one that shoulders the team's make-or-break pressure.
Again, if the team keeps winning, the Chief will keep rolling things the same way. He likes guys who go where they are supposed to go. That sounds simple, but for too much of this season the Blues were discombobulated.
Well, let's see where he is at the end of March. Where he is today means little. He is swinging the bat with authority according to Derrick Goold, so that is a start.
Half the conference imploding -- that's not the formula for success anybody anticipated.
I have lived in multiple NBA cities (Detroit, Kansas City, Baltimore/Washington) and NFL cities (Same, plus St. Louis). I'm good.
It's not that complicated. The season is 162 games long. I'm sure fans will pick up the changes over the course of the marathon. That will give the broadcast crews something new to fill air time with.
Sure, there is a threat of a stoppage. The owners could head that off by agreeing to get players more money early in the process -- higher minimum salaries and quicker paths to arbitration and free agency. Let's get the players their money while they are in their prime. With teams hoarding younger players and refusing to pay the old guys, the collective bargaining agreement must change to make sure players are getting their appropriate piece of the pie.
No, the trend among owners has been clear for some time now. Those guys wanted ginormous dollars at a time when the industry was moving away from such commitments.
Yes, if the Cardinals get good production from either Andrew Knizer or whichever catcher they acquired if Knizner failed to adequately replace an injured Molina.
If you could get a second-round pick for Bouwmeester, it would be worth a thought. But, again, if the Blues look sure to make the postseason why not just role with the veterans as rentals to ensure depth.
I would expect a decision long before the end of the football season.
If Ozuna is hitting like he did in 2017, just keep rolling him out there. If his shoulder flares up like it did last year, then obviously he will get lots of breaks.
Beating a top team here or there is different that beating them in a seven-game series. But other than Nashville, which is getting healthy and looking to add a big-time scorer, is there a team on this side of the league that is truly terrifying?
Very similar. Seats hung over the ice. Great atmosphere. Also, both arenas were not the place to be once the crowd cleared out.
Yeah, the Cardinals have a couple of great third base prospects. But let's wait at least another if they are too good to block with more established talent.