Yeah, I can see it playing that way.
Yeah, well, Cole is going to command very top dollars and I will believe the Cardinals will win such a sweepstakes when it actually happens. DeWitt has an aversion to giant dollars for pitchers. He went there with David Price and, on balance, he's probably happy to lose that bidding.
I'm sure Tony would love to be part of the Cardinals again. I just can't imagine a role for him here. His work in Arizona was terrible on an almost unimaginable scale.
Sure. We are a long way from that, but head injuries being what they are, I could see football changing so much that it loses appeal.
I see the Blues making the playoffs again since a lot of guys have more to give than they did in the last regular season. That said, duplicating the miraculous playoff run will almost be impossible. Just the wear and tear along from such a long run last spring will make that hard. Many Blues would have to elevate their play and assume bigger roles for that to happen.
Cole is the guy everybody will want, again., Strasburg may opt out and hit the market. But . . . again, the Cardinals are extermely unlikely to shop the high end of that market. The risk is too great and this team has suffered too many bad contract signings lately,
The Cards would have a better chance of upsetting the Dodgers in a shorter series that a longer one, but that is still a big mismatch for this team.
Many dobbers are down right now with Mizzou. But just as Odom drives people crazy by losing games when he has massive preparation time, he is also good at pulling teams together on the fly. That trait will be tested again this season.
That is a better question for the baseball guys.
Maddon is managing for his job, which only adds to the energy the Cubs will have down the stretch.
Not in the flashy, put him on the billboard way. Do people stop everything and watch when he comes to the plate?
I'm sure he is up for annual review like everybody in that business.
Wacha's exit after two innings did not cost them that game. A million things happened, many of them bad. Wacha was on a pitch count. Three innings would have been great, he burned that possibility while getting into and out of first-inning trouble.
I would not put Perron on the must-protect list at this point of his career. Letting him go last time was stupid because the Blues did not have the sort of depth they have now up front.
Bader is the superior defender. Amazing range and a great arm. But given his uneven offense, Bader may be a rich man's Peter Bourjos as the No. 4 outfielder. Dylan Carlson could play center field, O'Neill could play there, Fowler could play there . . .
He's been a plus for this team overall. If the Cardinals get into the bracket, he will play a big role in that.
He had every chance to earn a long-term offer this season. But once again he failed to get to the level he played at in his final Miami season, so that's why he is where he is. Ozuna did work to rebuild his shoulder strength and that showed. Still, he is well off of his career-best form.
No. The Cardinals are excited about Edman and they still have to pay Carpenter.
So how do you explain the fabulous support of the Rams, even through some remarkably bad campaigns? Holt, Bruce, Faulk -- these guys were icons here.
When you talk Scherzer dollars, you are talking DeWitt's decision. And the odds of such a contract paying off as well as that one has for Washington are not good. That's why the biggest markets tend to pay those sorts of contracts. Big market teams can afford to make a mistake.