They did not expect to get that sort of offense from Adames. That's just one more thing that broke their way. But they get full marks for being proactive and filling a need sooner than later.
The Tigers have stayed within range of .500 the last two seasons, which is a big step for a team that finished 47-144 in 2019 and finished 53 1/3 games back. But there is still a long, long way to go.
In the past they've been able to run with a self-renewing talent base, which is the top priority for this team under DeWitt. Trades and free agency are supposed to be supplemental tactics. After the 2017 season, though, they made the big trade for Marcell Ozuna, hit a home run with the Miles Mikolas signing (18-4 finish) as well as the Bud Norris addition (28 saves as the closer) and the Yairo Munoz utility addition (.276 batting average, .350 on-base percentage).
He will have the entire offseason as well as the spring to prepare for that.
This is true. For the life of me I can't understand why baseball players reject the salary cap concept when it can come with a salary floor that would spread more money out to more players. If the Cardinals could dump salary, that would free money to spend on others. The same goes for several other teams that got stuck with bad deals.
I haven't heard from the Blues, but I know that league-wide there is ownership concern about the strength (or lack thereof) of the 2021-22 recovery.
His new representatives are using tactics that seem counterproductive. But this is what Tarasenko wants, which explains why he changed agents.
It is rising as planned. But I believe it's too small to hold a Winter Classic-type event. The NHL will want bigger venues.
He is adverse to making changes, but he did move on from Walt Jocketty while giving Jeff Luhnow more run. It's not inconceivable that he could do something new, given the opportunity at hand.
Mizzou needs to step up everything: Football attendance, basketball attendance, baseball facility/attendance, booster giving, NIL program . . . pretty much everything needs big improvement if this school wants to really compete with SEC powers.
Advancing age is a bigger issue than facial hair.
That would be my guess. Now, if a multi-billionaire would magically appear and make reviving the NFL in St. Louis his or her life top goal in life, then maybe there would be hope for another team.
I'm a old school guy. Love the block him. I can live with the Tiger, but not the cartoon Tiger.
Molina is hitting .300 with runners in scoring position and .349 with RISP and two outs. And you want to run him out the door? He's only had four passed balls all year, so he is getting in front of at least a few of those balls in the dirt.