With some more practice she had no trouble doing both. But I'm guessing she will stick with soccer.
I am sure limiations on fielding shifts will come up at some point, but what can be done about the strikeouts and the dreaded "three true outcomes" philosophy? Oh, but to see Rod Carew hit just one more time . . .
All of makes sense on paper, but it also assumes that the Cardinals will want a second hitter making $30 million-plus on their payoll well into his 30s. Also, that blocks both Nolan Gorman and Elehuris Montero. Maybe the Arenado trade will happen, but put me down for maybe a 2 in terms of liklihood. Like I noted earlier, I hope my old man cynicism on this topic in wrong. It would be more fun to cover a team with more dynamic offensive talent.
He is a bit of a free spirit, to say the least. He played on three teams in 2018-19, then missed last season with his potential fourth team (Atlanta) after getting hit with COVID-19. Puig trying to build his stock in winter league ball and I would a expect a team (not the Cardinals) to take a flyer on him in the spring.
It would be nice to see Wainwright and Molina ride together one more time and have some success. And I do think the Cardinals will be able to least hang around the race thanks to pitching depth. If fans are allowed back into the games by midseason, perhaps the Cardinals could spend more money on offensive help on the fly.
Colorado would be the runaway No. 1 team in that division. I would put the Blues and Golden Knights in a battle for second. If Dallas stays in the West, that team would also factor in -- although Tyler Seguin's inijury will be tough to overcome. Ben Bishop won't play for a while and Jamie Benn is in decline. Gurianov and Hintz have nice upsides, but this could be a transition year for the Stars. I'd say the same for the Wild if that team is in the West instead of Dallas.
If Schwartz re-ups here, he will surely get no-trade protection. Or else he won't re-up. Kostin has done nothing in Russia to boost his trade stock. Dunn would be a nice piece for Winnipeg for sure, but the Blues would need to assemble quite a trade proposal. And Laine is viewed as something of an enigma around the league. He would want to break the Blues' pay scale on his next contract that would be a problem for Doug Armstrong.
I see Tarasenko giving it another go this year. Either way the Blues have to pay him, so spending his cap dollars on somebody else would push the Blues toward a $90 million payroll in real dollar terms -- and that would result in huge losses during a pandemic season.
The Cardinals. Andujar can't field well, he's been injury-prone and he strikes out a lot. He followed a great rookie season with two lost years. And if he somehow does pull it all together, then he would block the two best hitting prospects still in development.
He will collect his money. If the Blues put him on long-term injured reserve before the season, most of his cap money comes out of that cap equation. If the team waits to put him on LTIR, then all of the cap hit comes out of the calculation.
Ah, the next Dominek Hasek! Smaller, athletic goaltender not known to have a great work ethic. Last year he played with Liberec Bili Tygri HC with former Blues farmhand Michal Birner, who had his moments in Blues camp some years back.
The Cardinaks need near-term help at third base. But do they want a guy they must pay until 2026? That's the question. Goldschmidt is also under contract through 2024 and I'd expect Gorman to be in the big leagues before then. If he's not, then he became a huge bust.
Come on, it's the holiday season.
I'd old school, so I would say Willie Smith. He took out K-State on the road for a Big 8 title. I saw him beat Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse. And we've already discussed the Michigan game in the Elite 8. Among the most recent players, give Marcus Denmon the shoutout. Stone cold killer with that jumper. Best player of all? Tough choice, but Doug Smith is hard to beat. He dominated a great conference.
Yeah, Stan gets a lot of ink in the British sporting press and not in a good way,
Why would the Jets acquire a player with an expiring contract? If they decide to move Laine rather than extend him, I imagine they will want to get back players with contract term. Dunn seems likely to sign a one-year bridge deal here, so that reduces his trade value.
Well, they have to play along with the marketing scheme. But that franchise's definition of the "good old days" is different for sure.
I imagine any team would want him to make his contract call as a condition of the trade, And is he worth less if he decided to keep his deal or more? Many teams would love him as a rental. Taking on the rest of that massive contract . . . I imagine very few teams are interested in that. Baseball could feel this pandemic damage for years. We could the sort of economic realignment that the owners tried to get through collusion.
At the time, Carpenter was much younger and coming off of a strong season. Also, baseball had not been leveled by a pandemic. But, yes, that extension was gratuitous then and it could be blamed now if Molina and/or Wainwright depart.
Wait, what, your are maintaining a sense of perspective? Providing perspective my job. Your job is to come up with irrational grievances, harsh judgments and implausible trade proposals. Let's get it straight.