I'd love that move. Rosario rakes. He was well-liked in Minnesota, too. Sign me up.
Mo's case would get better with another championship. Another season without one would be 10 consecutive seasons in which the National League's leader in championships has not had one. That's not a short amount of time. In terms of sustained success, it's hard to find better examples than what Mozeliak has built. His biggest mistakes, compared to others, are not that big, though they have added up more than usual as of late. And he is an example, I think, of why Theo Epstein moves somewhere new at least every decade, to stay ahead of the mob. I wonder if Mozeliak would have done that if he was going to do it all over again, honestly. Maybe he will be able to answer that one day. The group of GMs and/or president of baseball operations in the Hall of Fame is incredibly small. Incredibly. Let's see what Mozeliak has left.
Sure seemed like a potential concussion situation. He said he "got his bell rung." There are concussion protocols that are supposed to be followed. I hope they were.
Gotta think he would have been canned if he lost to Vanderbilt. He might get another year because Fulmer hired him and extended him. If Pruitt goes they can't let Fulmer hire another coach, so he would have to go too, and he has considerable stayinig power.
Kaw is The Law. XFL would be crazy to not plant team here if revival is for real. I've tried to reach out to the new owners, no joke, and see if they will weigh in on STL's future with the league. Will keep trying.
I didn't say that was the case. Re-read the answer. And I said his approval rating is trending in the wrong direction, for reasons you mentioned.
First and foremost, they would have to give up their unwillingness to take on a bigger payroll for 2021. That's the number one thing limiting such a trade, but there are plenty of other things below it.
Aloha means hello and goodbye, right? This one is goodbye. Unfortunately.
Who am I in this scenario? The Cardinals? I'd take Arenado. I think Jack is going to be great, but I know Arenado is, and the Cardinals have had a lot better luck developing pitching than they have Gold Glove impact hitters. Plus, Goldschmidt and Arenado on the corners is a championship caliber contender.
Mo's probably going curbside pickup these days. He's a bit of a germaphobe, even before COVID. You ask a fair question. I think it would be split. I've heard from some fans, most notably in these chats, that want the Cardinals to not overpay Wainwright and Molina if it means that money could be used elsewhere. But I think overall, fans would be disappointed if something cannot be worked out to keep these guys here. And I give fans credit, because they are smart enough to see if a player was being unrealistic versus a team being cheap. I don't think the Blues caught a ton of flack for not re-signing Alex Pietrangelo, for example, because the Blues made the offer known, and fans said, hey, that was a good offer. Vegas made a better one, but the Blues did not go cheap on Petro. I don't think Army is being booed at Schnucks. Now, here's the part we should mention. If the Cardinals are not willing to go a little extra for Wainwright and Molina, they have to answer a fair question: How did the legacy argument push them into the unnecessary Matt Carpenter extension, but not convince them to keep Wainwright and Molina? If you're going to draw a line on how you handle legacy guys, draw it after Wainwright and Molina, not before them -- unless their asks are obviously unrealistic. We know Wainwright has not made unrealistic demands in his last two one-year deals. I don't get the impression there are 30 teams beating Molina's door down to give him a two-year deal.
A DH who can perform at the AL-DH average would be more appealing to me.
The Cardinals are exploring trades. That's going on this week during the virtual winter meetings.
I guess I'm too excited. Heard from a former journalist this week that the paper's coverage has been to pro-MLS lately. I guess I'm supposed to rip a team that has not played a game yet. Maybe I was supposed to attack the pinkish shade of red? Who knows. We have not finalized our plans for the beat yet, but I do think the paper will have a beat writer for the team, like Blues and Cardinals. I'll be writing columns on the team, like I do about all of the other teams we cover. P-D colleague Tom T has been balancing hockey and soccer beats for now, and doing a great job on both.
Such a good what-if scenario about last season. The more distance the Blues have had from the postseason dud, the more it's become clear they were just not that into it. For whatever reason, the team that played so well during the regular season did not show up after the shutdown. The bubble burst the team, it seemed. Krug is not the defensive player that Pietrangelo was, so there will need to be some others who step up in that department. What he brings is an edge that should help the team and a great power-play threat. I'm eager to see what a team that has Ryan O'Reilly as its obvious leader, whether he is named captain or not, looks like. I don't think the Blues will be the favorite, but I do think they will be in the mix. As long as Jordan Binnington buried whatever curse overcame him in the bubble.
And I'll keep dreaming of the what-if of the Cardinals convincing the Rockies to offload an unhappy star and his mega salary by accepting the contracts of Matt Carpenter, Tyler O'Neill, Carlos Martinez and one of the third-base prospects in the Cardinals' system. Carpenter and O'Neill could both do some serious damage in thin air. Carlos could get a fresh start. A prospect could backfill for Arenado, and the Cardinals could start campaigning for Arenado to drop his opt out because a) he's probably not making that money on a new deal in a post-pandemic market and b) he's frustrated by not being in the postseason annually, something the Cardinals can offer.