He's been great, but he should be making $6 million to $7 million per year and I don't see how the Blues can pay that. That money should go to Jaden Schwartz.
Santana is coming off elbow surgery, so I'm not sure where he stands this spring. But he was a nice player back in 2019.
I have no idea what some of these guys are doing. They will overlook blatant cross-checks and guys getting tackled, but they can't call cheap stick fouls quick enough. It's like they are just out to meet their penalty quota rather than refereeing within the flow of the game.
Will teams ever tell their pitchers to scale it back a notch or two to preserve their career? Maybe that will happen with some top young starters, but teams burn through their max-effort relievers without regard to their longevity. Teams send them out there until they drop. Relievers need their own union.
Is it time to see Nathan Walker, Jim Thomas' favorite player? The Blues may be getting to that point.
I don't know how the $20 million in deferred money is structured. But I doubt that is stretches out as long as the Bonilla money did with the Mets. That was like a pension. The MLB players association frowns upon heavy long-term deferrment because it lowers the real dollar value of contracts. But in this case, Arenado got a $16 million season on the back end for more security.
Joe's a different guy, which he readily admits. I don't know why he chooses to be so candid. Let's face it, most of us are weird but few of us are willing to put it all out there for the world to consume.
Gorman barely moves well enough to stay at third base, for now. I don't see him pulling a Travis Shaw and playing second base.
We'll see what the Chief does, but he likes Clifford on the fourth line so he can deploy him as a physical player. Berube if a big Sammy Blais fan and Sammy has enough feel for the offensive game to take on a Top 6 role.
As long as he can handle the brash young players and the big-market media skeptics, he will be fine. Both challenges will take him out of his comfort zone.
If it happens, it happens. Nolan has crazy money owed him in his twilight years on his current deal. If he walks away from that, the Cardinals will have a giant amount of money to spend on younger players.
J.T. has taken to the pucks. He's a dogged reporter, willing to grind it out every day.
For sure that will happen. Most teams have been most willing to use the CBA against their top young guys. Given that, and the industry's increased reliance on young players, the CBA must change.
The title game is a big TV game, so that makes sense. Moving up the rest of the tourney creates extra time to make adjustments and still get the tournament completed. Unlike the power conferences, the A-10 has to play its postseason tourney to make its best case for multiple NCAA Tournament bids. SLU needs that tourney to make its case. The SEC and Big Ten don't need their tournaments to get several schools in. Those cases are made in conference play.
This moron is back? Yeah, those Zoom calls with Tortorella would be terrifying. Some reporters would never log onto their computer again.
Who knows. There's no evidence he can hit at this level. Then again, there's no evidence that O'Neill can stick at this level either. Maybe this will be the reverse Arozarena, with guy Tampa Bay buried striking it big here.