It could be a while. Without a regular spot on the tour, that limits the options. Well down the road the PGA might return, not so much for the Bellerive course but the crazy attendance (and revenue) from this year's event.
They earn whatever their signing bonus was, plus what amounts to living expenses. Some undrafted free agents can command bigger bonuses than seventh-round picks because multiple teams fight over them.
Well, certainly not Dave Martinez. I'm partial to Bud Black, but give Brian Snitker some love for shepherding the kids in Atlanta so deftly. Gabe Kapler is a little goofy, but he overcame a rocky start to keep the Phillies in the hunt.
The Red Wings are toast with Henrik Zetterberg sidelined, likely for good, and that weak defense. That team should bail and add more prospects to go with the good young forwards on hand. The Blackhawks also have good young forward but they are also weak on the blue line. I could see Joel Quenneville exiting as that team finally does a serious rebuild. Wouldn't that be interesting?
Not sure why Toronto does that. Guys like Garcia are easily acquired. The Cardinals are afloat in money, so this team has no business demanding another team throw cash into such a deal. If I'm the Jays, I look at the next outfield surplus building for the Cardinals and ask for somebody out of that pile.
Ozuna's shoulder injury has been an unhappy problem for the team for sure. Piscotty's trade was largely family-related and it happened long before Ozuna was on the horizon here. Grichuk had run his course here. Might the team wish it had Diaz back? Perhaps, since he's been pretty good in Toronto and suddenly the Cardinals have an infield shortage. That said, the team is happy to have Munoz where Diaz might have been.
Ozuna plays ahead of O'Neill, who is striking out a ton. O'Neill mixes in as a defensive replacement and spot starter for Martinez, who can also produce off the bench.
Unlikely. There corporate money in this town has dried up. The Blues still have some work to do to sell all their premium seating and suite rentals. While a NBA team might draw good crowds, I see a big enough high-end market here.
He will either be in good shape when he reports to camp or with two weeks of when he reports to camp. I didn't see him at Taco Bell when I ordered lunch, so that's a good sign.
If the MLS would change its mindset and allow St. Louis to build a facility like Kansas City did -- out in the burbs, within reach of successful young professionals -- then perhaps the city could get back into the mix.
Bader and O'Neill are early in their careers still, so there is no rush to make changes. Ozuna has another contract year to establish (or fail to establish) his value for the long haul. Fowler has a contract that cannot be traded. The Cardinals would love to see Fowler come back in play well enough to convince a team to take at least some of his remaining deal, which still has three years to go. Given all the variables, it would be smart to hang on to everybody and see how Ozuna and Fowler play next spring.
I would pick Flaherty today because he has shutdown stuff. Of course, let's see what he looks like in a month as he continues to push his innings count beyond his previous career high. We could see Mikolas start, Martinez go as the first guy in and then Flaherty as the bridge to Hudson, Hicks and Norris. The play-in game pitching could look like All-Star Game pitching.
I'd say no on Donaldson. Maybe the Cardinals are just great a bluffing, but I believe the price would have been modest -- like a player that might have been coming on the 40-man roster anyway or guy destined for Rule 5 exposure.
Some folks can't enjoy the show because they fear the outcome. That's a shame, because it is a great sport and this organization is doing its best to keep a good product on the ice. This team should make the playoffs. From there, who knows. Who ever knows? Sure, the odds are stacked against the Blues and every other team this season. But as the Cardinals proved twice in in the last 12 years, sometimes a title run comes when you least expect it.
Real shot at the A-10 title. I was fascinated by the addition of Tramaine Isabell, one of the Kim Anderson washouts at Mizzou. He tore it up at Drexel and could be the missing piece for Travis Ford, who should have a rugged, veteran team.
Is John Mozeliak more inclined to deal for Donaldson after seeing what Murphy did after landing in Chicago? Hmmmm . . . .
That should settle a few Blues fans down . . .
Kolten Wong made his pitch . . . and then got hurt again. But his defensive runs saved stat has been stellar. Carpenter could win the Silver Slugger at first base, since he is edging Paul Goldschmidt is many categories right now. Molina's missed month might cost him a Silver Slugger, but a huge finish might get him there.
The Blues do not share the same concerns about Tarasenko that fans have. He is one of the game's best pure scorers and he is locked into a team-friendly deal. This influx of talent should be energizing for him -- no longer will he have to prop up one or two linemates at even strength.