You know the deal with the Cardinals, they manage for now and they manage for the next seven years at the same time. That is how the team avoids the huge downturn almost ever other franchise suffers.
If the Cardinals told Wainwright to go ahead and finish his career with the Braves, would that have sent the wrong message to Nolan Arenado -- a player Wainwright lobbied to stay? The Cardinals' treatment of Pujols, Molina and Wainwright made an impression on Arenado.
That offer was a bit rich, yes, But the team can't keep all of its prospects. The 40-man roster crunch is always there on the horizon.
Yeah, that was part of it. Matt Holliday will have a strong voice with hitters coming in. That changes the scenario. And the team promoted a guy from the Albert school into the mix too.
The SEC with Texas and Oklahoma coming in is way deeper than the Big 12 was and deeper than the SEC was when Mizzou came in. The new scheduling will be brutal.
He lost a metric crapton of games.
Nimmo has had two standout seasons in his pile. Nice player, but not at the same level as Turner IMO.
If he can win 17 games, that will be something. And he should start 6-1 or 7-0, so that tells you how much work awaits him this year.
Again, the Cardinals' respectful treatment if veteran players wasn't lost on Arenado.
College football is played by young male adults. Unpredictable! And, yes, Missouri was just flat unlucky this year.
No, they can't not simply tank because the cap limitations won't allow. And the team does not want to flat out tank and lose all the revenue.
That's it for today. Have a great weekend!