Yeah, going six years or eight years would be crazy. How about four years, $22 million? That would reward Binnington while also giving him a shot at unrestricted free agency as a 30-year-old. Just pulled that off the top of my head, but seems logical.
Sure, Paul is a worker. So is Matt Carpenter. Sometimes a grinder can grind himself into the ground. You can work and work and work on adjustments . . . and pretty soon you're mentally and physically drained. In the case of both guys, their struggles are not for a lack of caring.
Over. I'm thinking 8 or 9 this season. But they absolute must start fast and take advantage of the front half of that schedule. They cannot waste any of those opportunities.
The best single game I covered live was Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. That edged Super Bowl XXXIV and Villanova upsetting Georgetown back in the day. But the best event was this Stanley Cup. Who could believe it would happen?
To the earlier question about the Stanley Cup's whereabouts today, it's with Brayden Schenn.
I'm sure Daniel will get some chances because I don't see Wainwright and Wacha holding up for the whole campaign. Hence my earlier suggestion about adding a veteran starter. That said, Wacha and Wainwright have both mixed in some strong starts. Neither guy has pitched his way out of the rotation yet.
No, he doesn't have much autonomy. Blaming him for a playoff miss would be stupid.
Well, the reality is that putting too much pressure on yourself does lead to poor athletic performance. Fans may not want to hear, but that can certainly explain why slumps worsen. Psychology plays a big role in that.
No idea on that. I'm sure he would be up for it. He could wear that scarf he wore in the parade into the sound booth.
And what assets do presume would fetch such a beast? As noted earlier, this team doesn't have much to trade.
No, it has more to do with the fact that so many other guys aren't hitting either.
With Gyorko and Carpenter injured, I suppose Munoz would be the next one up at first base. Molina can play there as well.
OK, I need to move on to other chores today. Got to finish up a column for the Saturday paper. See you next week!