Had Hoolie last year. He was still in the Dominican Republic and doing well.
I would offer O'Neill an extension first because he has the most overall talent and could have the best career. I would have no idea on the money or years.
If the Cubs had Correa and Stroman, they would be a lot better. But they had a long way to go.
But that won't be happening any time soon--certainly not in time to make any difference in this year's negotiations. And 12 teams out of 32 won't be enough for postseason play. There would have to be at least 14. And you would never see the Cubs and Cardinals vote to be in anybody's Western Division. That would kill their TV ratings. However. . . thank you for your well-thought out proposal and the citizens or Nashville and Portland thank you, too.
I don't think close because Johnson was tied up with Baltimore, with whom he was AL manager of the year in 1997.
Don't forget Georgia punter/righthander Cris Carpenter. I would take Jordan, who had a good career in both pro sports.
That would be something of a problem. Ohtani would be hitting as the pitcher and when he came out of the game as a pitcher, the new pitcher would inherit that spot in the batting order and there would have to be pinch hitters used. If you don't start the game with a DH, you can't have one afterward--unless the rules change.
Neither has other than Molina has managed youth teams in Puerto Rico. Both would be great instructors but I can't see either wanting to devote the time to be a full-time manager or coach.
Nothing comes close to the Busch/Carlton standoff which might only have been $50,000.
I do not know where he is living but I believe he lost most, if not all, the sight in his eye. He did make a lot of money in the game and invested wisely, I was told. A very solid, all-round player.
The Korean League always has been considered to be lesser than the Japanese League but the gap may be narrowing.
That would be a very tough sell. And, no, I am not the man to do this.
Don't think that I haven't tried.
They were 45-36 at home and away.
Fourteen big-league victories. Fourteen wins. That was hard to do, even in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The teams of the early 1990s had some pop with Jefferies, Zeile, Whiten, Lankford, Jordan, Gilkey. But not enough pitching.
It was actually the 12th inning to beat the Giants 5-4. Two out and two strikes in the 12th, mind you.
I didn't know Ken Rosenthal was allowed to have any draft picks. Oh. . . wait. . . you meant somebody else.
It depends how large your first tier is. But, right now, we have only two of four major sports. Even with soccer in a year-and-half, it will be only three of five. That would be the same as Kansas City.
Why, thank you. Derrick and I will keep trying to answer your questions and provide some insight.