Possible? Sure, that's possible. Odds are at least one hitter will struggle, but if everybody hits to their potential this batting order will be deep.
Maybe Jordan gets two years and $4 million. That seems fair. That carries him to the end of Allen's deal. If Jordan stars next year, then the team could extend him. If Binnington keeps this up, that will take pressure on Allen and perhaps turn him around. As we often note, goaltending is goofy in the league this year and there are few sure things.
I believe so, but I have no inside knowledge on that.
Sure there is concern. He put a lot of work in at third base leading into spring training. But will his shoulder hold up? Who knows. This seems like a worthy gamble given the chance to add Goldschmidt. Play it out this season and go from there.
The Oilers have one megastar, one star, three or four pretty good players . . . and then their roster is shockingly bad. Hitchcock got them to grind out victories for a couple of weeks, but you can hide terrible for only so long. Hitchcock believes he can turn around teams and players, but even he has his limits. It was sad to see this happen to him in his hometown. This could be it for his coaching career and that is no way to go out.
I like how Fabbri has played in limited duty lately. He handled all those healthy scratches with maturity and he hustled when he finally got his chance. With the league (and at least one of our chatters) stressing speed, bringing him back for modest money makes sense.
I'm actually irritable and dismissive in real life, but doing these chats on Friday seems to bring the best out of me.
I know, I know. I lack dexterity, so I've sent some crazy text messages over the years.
A milestone loss . . . that could be a fun promotion. Bring back the worst players in recent times for a pregame ceremony. Khalil Greene could throw out the first pitch. If the team could contact him, which apparently is not easy.
Well, this was fun. Thanks and drive safely! See you next time.