I'm not sure I follow the entirety of your question, sorry. So perhaps I'll take a run at it, and if you need to clarify later in another question, I'll do my best to look for it.
-- Yes, the Cardinals have influence, and their frustration is clear, and they'll push for a better product for the fans, and they've expressed that privately to Bally/Sinclair, according to sources. The Cardinals would like to see a better product, and they are in league with their broadcast partner for revenue where both benefit from a better product.
-- The Post-Dispatch has a commitment to its history, its place as a paper of record, its reputation for how it has covered baseball for the past century and what subscribers expect from it. Readers pay for a subscription and they expect a return on that investment, and part of that is us investing in being there, where the Cardinals are, and where we need to go to tell the best story possible. That's what our subscribers expect. That's the history at our backs.
I don't understand the reference to a "bigger stick" or what you're asking in the final question.