Thomas should stay at center. He's terrific. And just as Thomas finally settled, so will Kyrou at some point.
My buddy Chuck Hill is on Facebook all the time on this. The Lions, especially, kill the guy. As a sportswriter terrible teams are OK to cover because their failure is interesting. It's the perennial .500 teams that kills you. Also, you can use sarcasm with impunity with your coverage.
But did it change the course of St. Louis history?
Again, it depends on the outfield being added and the cost. Ozuna, for just money, makes sense. A trade that subtracts assets and adds a middling performer to go with the others -- even as a left-handed batter -- doesn't move the bar for me. I'm guessing the Cardinals could get .250/.260 with some homers and RBIs from their pile of competing outfielders. Can they top that on the trade market and at what cost?
A left-handed batter who can actually hit at a higher level than the incumbents would be welcome. Another Fowler (mostly a lefty hitter) or Carpenter wouldn't cause opposing managers to faint merely by hitting on the other side of the plate.
Hopefully he went the winter facing sliders in the batting cage. Wong made some nice fixes at the plate and perhaps Bader can as well.
Maybe for another team, but not the Cardinals.
Why all the angst about a guy in the Blues supporting cast?
So you think Mozeliak gave a guy $39 million just to chill any chatter about free agents potentially playing the same position some day? That's absurd.
No, the city can have both and almost did when Laurie wanted to own both. If there are different owners for the NBA and NHL teams, then the one who controls the building (and makes money off the other franchise) can survive. The owner who is just a tenant will struggle.
That gets to be a tough question since Matt can't field any position well. Utility guys need to be able hit or field. Doing neither well is a problem.
The rosters are not set. I will make by prediction toward the end of spring training.
I can see that. Similarly, I can see college football taking a big step back as most schools struggle to build fan support among young professionals the talent is diluted by the steady decline of high school football for safety reasons.
It has worked out very well for DeWitt to this point.
Why would a Cup-winning team with cap constraints trade for an faded, overpaid goaltender? That's insane.
He has power and speed. He can go get the ball. He works cheap. So he is in the pile.
I believe he is still an adviser for the Reds.