I know the Cardinals gave rings across the organization when they won. And deservedly so because it takes a great operation to go all the way,
Pretty much everybody they have left is with the team now, due to injuries and the use of the taxi squad for COVID reasons. At this point the most interesting guys not with the Blues are in Europe -- forwards Klim Kostin and Nikita Alexandrov. In junior hockey Colten Ellis the player to watch.
A lot of NHL players deal with back injuries. He tried to play through the discomfort, as many players do.. But, yes, they can be dicey since surgical repairs often lead to unsatisfactory results. It's tough to speculate on No. 55 because we really don't know much about his condition.
I bought cards as a kid but never really collecting them. My jewell was an autographed ball from the '68 Cardinals. This was a legit item with real signatures. My grandpa knew an usher who also scored me tickets to the World Series that year. Alas, the ball did not survive my many moves.
Let's see how he holds up during the April, May, June, July, August and September before mapping out his usage in October. I would expect common sense to prevail every step of the way as he attempts his comeback from various injuries.
Nobody comes to mind off the top of my head. That would be a good one for Commish.
Given the fights players have gone through together via their players association, that has led to more of a brotherhood in baseball and hockey for sure. Plus guys often have the same agency, The NBA is like a high-stakes game of pick-up, where LeBron or Harden calls "next", then assembles a team designed to stay on the court, er, try to win titles with him. Superstars recruit teammates in the modern NBA. But we do get some nice rivalries there when stars jilt certain teammates.
No, because that would blow up the bullpen. Those guys are in heavy rotation as it is. That's why I believe the "opener" idea is so stupid. It's designed to create matchups and also kill relievers.
I would not write off Kolten Wong. He'll be fine. But letting Wong go and adding Arenado as a replacement worked out pretty well, especially with Colorado underwriting the money side this year. As for the outfielder, sure, if all else fails the Cardinals would make another move. The roster is not frozen.
Unfotunataely you may be right. A really speedy center field will have value in late innings, but not as much as during the pre-shift days. A speedy player who can get on base can still be disruptive, especially against infield shifts, but who trains for that any more? I bet there are 6-year-olds out there already drinking protein shakes and working on their launch angle. This makes me sad.
I think you got the order right. I would add a new No. 4 -- "Meteor crashes into Earth, killing everbody" -- and bump Carpenter's MVP to No. 5.
No, because no games have been played. We do not know who will be hurt, who will pitching well and which teams will be looking to sell.
Right now just making the playoffs should be the target to focus on. Most of the injured guys will be gone into April or worse. So this is a game-to-game battle. If the Blues do survive that and if they do get their guys back then, sure, they will be deeper team with proven mental toughness. Their past playoff success could serve them well, as could the shame they felt over their bubble hockey flop.
The larger bases is just another step to minimize collisions around the base.
Shrug. He's coming back to St. Louis sooner or later. These teams will play a lot over the years.