True, but Wong's plight is not THAT bad. He's made good coin in his career and he'll find another job. There are a lot bigger victims in this pandemic economic crisis.
Yeah, it's hard to invest emotionally in such a big overdog. The Rays winning would have been a heck of a story.
At the time the Big Ten wanted to hold off further expansion. Adding Missouri and Kansas would have been great fits. Missouri was a great academic fit in addition to a natural geographical fit. Instead the Big Ten later took Rutgers and Maryland to get access to Eastern markets. If the conference had a do-over, maybe it would have expanded its footprint in the middle of the country instead of going the other way.
Yes, the CBA could be a mess. And the business of baseball may suffer for years. Now is not a great time to take on big contracts unless your team is in New York or LA.
I do not expect the Cardinals to shop the high end of the free agent marketplace.
So Springer seems highly doubtful, based on Mozeliak's forecast. As for third base, maybe there will be inexpensive help due to the wholesale cutbacks across the sport.
All of that may be true, but the Cardinals could lose at least half of their gate revenue in 2021. That's a big hit.
Sure, he could do that. But he better not hold his breath waiting for the Cardinals to do that.
As we saw in the NHL, trading players on a dollar-for-dollar basis is hard. NHL teams had to do that due to the flat cap. MLB teams may have to do that due to internal budgets. I would expect way more talk than action.
I believe he would have to remain the everyday player to meet the vesting requirements. That seems beyond unlikely.
No idea. And I would be suprised to see the Cardinals spend that much to add somebody unless there are some miraculous payroll subtractions to create space.
I could see the big market teams being more careful than usual. But with teams in smaller markets making big cuts, I could see some cherry-picking.
No. The White Sox were in on him too until the owner insisted on hiring Tony La Russa.
He's been to the postseason twice since he came here and he's getting paid lots of money for his twilight years. Now, given the cutbacks around the sport, his financial situation must feel especially good.
Maybe he's not a Hall of Famer just yet, but he sure looks like a ballplayer now. He oozes confidence. And he had more great at bats in this postseason than Tyler O'Neill had through the regular season. I can't blame fans around here for wringing their hands.
No, because I can't imagine why Winnipeg would make that deal. If the Jets move Laine, they need to get strong a top-pairing caliber defenseman.
Only a moron would trade for Carpenter and even a fraction of his salary for 2021. So I assume that is unlikely. If John Mozeliak could pull off something like that, fans around here would wear bowties to work for a week.
That would not inspire confidence.
That team is cut costs are part of an overhaul, so I don't know how much shopping it will do.