That could be the case. In the NIL world, for instance, a guy like Jeremiah Tilmon could make more money playing basketball for Missouri than he could playing for the Lakeland Magic in the G League. This assumes a scenario where Missouri helps players get six-figure NIL deals.
Schwarber has a .575 on-base plus slugging percentage hitting in Busch Stadium III. Now, put him in the Great American Bandbox and that could make a huge difference for the Reds.
I'd say that is likely -- although a lockout that pushes toward April could put a lot of bargains in play. Maybe somebody above dumpster-dive-level would rise up. And like I said earlier, the elimination of a normal spring training would work against younger hitters trying to make a case. Gorman missed opportunity in the Arizona Fall League due to his hamstring issue, so that was a setback. Nootbaar, meanwhile, went nuts down there.
Not sure what happened to him at Grambling. We'll throw that out to the crowd to see if there is any insight out there. If could keep himself together, he could make some coin playing overseas.
There are multiple possibilities, which makes a lesser signing more logical than a bigger signing for these various jobs. If none of the young guys pan out, then the team has a problem. Luckily there will always be tanking teams to hit up for replacement players.
Given his success in recruiting at the high school level, his assistance in fundraising and his ability to get bowl-eligible twice under tough circumstances, I;d say no.
If you sign Schwarber to a multi-year deal at huge dollars -- knowing that he can't field at all and he's not a fit for this ballpark -- that has all sorts of implication, including the opportunity cost of more logical deals that can't be made down the road.
I can't believe the Flyers would be that stupid. But we've said that before, albeit with a different management team there.
This SEC season will get ugly unless an repeated COVID-19 shutdowns give the Tigers a mulligan.
That's the kind of player the Cardinals could use in their bullpen, assuming he is at least 85 percent of his old self.
What do the Blues have, like three regulation losses in their last 15 games? I think Berube knows what he is doing.
OK, that's it for this week. Great to be back. See you next time.