I believe the front office is more focused on getting back to perennial contention for the long hau than on appeasing Arenado in the near term. If he wants to opt out of that massive commitment the Cardinas made to his twilight years, so be it.
It depends on they spent that money.
Well, I did radio for about 25 years: KMOX, WIBV, KTRS, KFNS, KSLG, KFNS again . . . ah, the memories! Caller Joe. The late, great Caller Lou. Baby O. Brother Jacob.
Stick with the underdog Isles. No offense to Pat Maroon and the boys, but an all-underdog Stanley Cup Final would be fun.
DeJong doesn't make THAT much money, so moving him doesn't create much more flexibilty. And selling low always brings risk and I can't imagine his stock getting any lower. Martinez would clear more money in the near term . . . but who trades for him at this point? Since I would expect the Cardinals to turn the page on him after this contract, given his past adventures and his current collapse, I'm sure John Mozeliak would listen if another team believed it could fix him.
After 13 consecutive winning seasons and seven trips to postseason play in 10 years, I would not expect a big front office shake-up because a lot went wrong in one season.
The Lightning are big favorites for sure. But they have their Cup, so there is not THAT much pressure on them to fend off the upset.
Fair point on La Russa. Skeptics wondered what he would do with the young and rambunctious Chicago White Sox. And here's what he is doing, despite taking big injury hits: Winning.
That sounds like just part of the epic Jim Edmonds rant last night on hitting. he man was beside himself.
Put me down for 5 1/3 innings.
It might take more than Giovanny Gallegos Tainted Hat night to fill the stands if this team keeps playing like this. Maybe it would take more of the much-discussed Yadier Molina Tumblers -- but made out of gold.
No, I expect Tampa Bay to lean on the Isle and avenge the cheap shot on Nikita Kucherov.
Not OK with that cheap shot. No sir. The referees let the cross-checking get out of hand.
You know me, I'm Mr. Sunshine Pumper. But I cannot share your optimism. There are just too many holes.
Getting Bader back will definitely improve the depth and energy level, but this team will need much, much more than him.