No. He is not getting a free pass this season while he learns on the job. Ross got the job because the bosses want him to spark change. The Cubs may take one step back with personnel this season, but I'm guessing Epstein and Co. still want to contend.
They can request trades all they want. Will other teams take their contracts?
By further notice, you may mean May 1 of Carpenter is still hugging the Mendoza Line.
They would be in on the gag.
Your level of interest has not been matched by the Cardinals' front office.
Maybe Jordan just wants in on the show business party scene. Why not?
The Cardinals' concerns about Houston using their proprietary stuff was known at the time. I don't know if that was ever a complaint lodged with MLB. But even if that were true, it's no excuse to hack into a computer system.
I did some general magazine work back in the day and news reporting in college. I could adapt.
Rules are rules. Even if an arbitrator saw intent to abuse the rules in place, the players did agree to those rules. That would be MLB's argument.
Yes, I could see Ponce de Leon getting spot starts and even settling into the mix for a longer ride if another injuries occur.
Stan doesn't look like too much fun. Jerry likes to have fun. Maybe they will chat, but drown sorrows with tequila? That seems unlikely.
There is no need to move away from Dunn, who is a huge asset. Sanford, on the other hand, remains on the bubble.
Also, other teams can veto trades because they don't want to take any of that contract.
Zero percent chance Alex is traded. Maybe 25 percent chance he signs before the end of the season.
Like you, I see this season going badly for Matt.
The MLB-wide hit rate on these international prospects is pretty low. A lot of guys make it to the bigs and the Cardinals have had their share, but how many blossom into superstar? Those guys are put under a LOT of stress at a young age.. As for Robert, we'll see if he can take the final step against big league pitching.
Bader also did time in the minors working on his hitting, following the pattern the Cardinals used with other big leaguers who hit ruts. And that could happen again with Bader.
Again, now you are asking to trade assets to rent an outfielder on a team that already has a pile of outfielders to sort. That rental price better be low.