The guys not making the team go to San Antonio. We made see a guy like Barbashev or Jaskin end up on the trade block, depending on how others develop. The fourth line will have Thomas in the middle, but does Yeo go with checkers (Jaskin, Soshnikov if he plays this year) or more offensive-minded guys (Kyrou, Blais, Sanford, Barbashev, perhaps Fabbri to ease back in). I'd vote for an offensive line, but I don't get that vote.
For Harper? Yeah, the Phillies are positioned to make that move.
I believe many people would take that bet from you.
Neither bothers me all that much. That would be a good survey for fans, though.
He would love a rich owner with a new stadium creating bigger revenue streams in the market. I'm guessing most of those cities you mentioned generate excellent revenue streams.
I would like to see all the things you mention, but without a stadium and crazy rich owner to make things happen . . .
The WWF has made the STL a regular stop. And I imagine that will continue.
Tied for first. Both cities have lively downtowns. I'm partial to Beale Street, adjacent to the arena, but Indy is fun too.
Titles don't matter. He has more pull than Goodell.
I am sure we will see some ticket sales decline. Some of that inevitable once the new stadium novelty wears off and people start to balk at some of the pricing.
OK, but how does the MLS explain K.C.?
Carpenter fueled this team's surge. He was due to return to Earth and, unfortunately, his teammates haven't been able to pick up the slack.
Sure, just as he was sincere in saying he knew how to build a winner in today's NFL.
Let's a Next Generation Wal Mart heir takes a liking to the STL for whatever reason. Let's say that heir could buy and sell Jones like discount furniture. That would change the picture.
Some of this is guys who aren't very good in field (J. Martinez, Carpenter) playing, or a guy like Ozuna taking a step back, or a guy like Munoz playing all over the field instead of one spot. Wong screwed up a play today, but his defensive runs saved overshadow his occasional mishap. Trouble is, if you stress defense, you can end up with a punchless offense. All of this will get addressed again in the offseason, but trading the two best hitters (Martinez, Carpenter) to play better fielders would create massive offensive needs.
Apparently at least one participant in our chat today expects a plague of locusts to come and clear out the five-state region.
No idea on that. Good luck getting any sports bar to turn up the volume for a NBA game. Most of the big chains will put a game on for you if you ask, but not the sound. If anybody has a suggestion, weigh in.
The NBA might get around to expanding again, so the question turns to ownership. Is there a group in place ready to mount a ticket drive? Had Bill Laurie remained patient and played along with the league, he could have eventually brought the Grizzlies here. The NBA would have been fine with that. Since then, this has been a non-issue because there is no owner working to make something happen. As for whether the market would support the team, I have long expressed doubt due to the loss of corporate dollars in the STL. That is the money that makes or breaks a team.