That team is too good to lose with. And I bet Tony is tough enough to handle the grind at his age. What we don't know is if the players will turn on him. He instilled a great culture here. Doing that in today's game with proud young stars is not easy.
Commish is the guy to ask on that -- and as luck would have it, I believe he is doing a piece for next week on the franchise's greatest trades.
At this point, as desperate as the athletic department is for money, that would make a lot of sense if the money was big enough. After all, the arena was once named after the donor's daughter. So why wouldn't the school go there?
Nothing has come easily for those parties. The Cardinals have imposed salaries on him, which creates some strain. And arbitration can do the same, especially when there is already history between the sides.
He has real power potential. The Cardinals hope that at least one of their young bomers pans out.
I can't see how the numbers work here, but then again I didn't see the Arenado deal happening despite all the chatter.
Molina had a hand in the Cardinals reaching postseason play the last two seasons, so I don't believe he was overpaid -- especially compared to Fowler, Carpenter and Mikolas.
The trade market is what it is. What are other teams willing to give up? The Rockies needed to make this trade a year ago after the initial dust-up. Then the pandemic hit and most franchises reeled in their spending. Also, Nolan got a year closer to his opt-out and that made the Rockies more eager to get something for him before he walked. Go back a year and the team had more trade leverage.
The Cardinals are one of the teams making a pitch. Can't say what the odds are.
He got Berube's attention. He moved into the Top 6 at practice today. Shooters need to shoot. Now he will get a chance to exploit his skills.
Oh, man, did I even have one? Got a few hits in Little League. Ran "B" relay as a slow kid in track, end of the bench in basketball and a small kid in middle school. Moved into the role of manager in high school and almost got a technical with my comments on the bench. . . OK, so here's it: Horsing around with a friend I once lifted a wind-aided batting practice fly ball onto the roof of Clawson High School, a Green Monster-caliber shot.
Not aware of any of that.
Under, but I see the Cardinals winning enough to take the weak division.
If Pinson, Dru Smith and Mark Smith all shoot well in the game and take care of the ball, the Tigers could win. That would make it tough for Alabama to crowd Tilmon in he lane. Trouble is, getting all three to play well in the same game has proven difficult.
Pitcher Jake Odorizzi seems to be the top target right now,
I answered all the Blues questions.
For Blues trades of all time, getting Schenn and offloading Lehtera in the same deal was amazing. But the Ryan O'Reilly trade topped that -- clearing out two contracts and addign the catalyst for the Cup run in the same move. Wow.
OK, that's it for this week. Whew! See you next time!
Again, I'm old. Such are my cultural references.