XFL parade is gonna be sick
I’d put one ahead of two, and far ahead of it.
If the Rocks do trade him, they will spin it as he signed that big deal then wanted out.
His comments about “feels like a rebuild” will be used.
“We want guys who want to be here,” will be the play.
The opt out is not spinable.
Unless Arenado drops it because he’s so eager to leave, incentivized to do it by the team that trades for him, or some combination of the two, then the team that trades for him has to be comfortable knowing the package it takes to get him might just land two years of him before he hits full blown free agency.
The way that Arenado dropping the opt out works would be the team trading for him would get an allowed window of negotiation agreed upon by all parties to work out a deal that leads to the conclusion of the trade.
I think the Cards will move or not move him based on their evaluation and projection of his talent, not his friendship with Gorman.
The Cards are not immune to emotional decisions — carpenter extension — but they tend to be reserved for proven pros not prospects.
I like Marchand. He’s a cookie cutter villain and he embraces it. I think it’s part act, part edge. I enjoyed interacting with him during the Finals. If he’s on your team, you love him. He gets into spats with the media from time to time there but I don’t know the media there or him well enough to know what he’s like off the ice.
At least he didn’t cry this time
Only if the Colorado asking price for the trade is based off two years of Arenado instead of the full contract. Hard to imagine it would be.
Hmmm. Good question. Might depend on his reasoning if he ever gave it. But here’s the thing. Those who know Arenado a lot better than I do, including Patrick Saunders, who covers Colorado for the Denver Post, believes Arenado would waive his no trade for the Cards. Now, would he drop his opt-out? And what would that take?
Check the road OPS.
He’s not a Coors Field creation.
And that defense travels.
I know you are ok with it.
I am ok with it.
Only one that matters — is DeWitt OK with it?
We have a track record to learn from.
Here’s an idea for him: Write the book.
They won’t be singing him to come back if they trade him.
At least not this Colorado front office.
Part of the reason they could trade him is friction between him and the front office.
The Rockies should want to “win” this trade because they are shipping out an elite star player.
Teams that have given the opt out tend to view it as something that won’t be exercised.
Teams that could be acquiring the opt out tend to fear it will be.
Especially when it comes to negotiating purposes.
The Cardinals don’t really do opt outs in their contracts. They like to know what their commitment is.
I believe the MLB investigation didn’t prove he did. That’s all I believe. As for the toxic culture of his team, Crane knew. And if he didn’t, that’s worse.
They would be a better team than the one that just made the NLCS and then lost — badly — to the World Series champs. So, sure. I think so.
Hard to think of one off the top of my head.
Travis has it rolling in Midtown, but no, I don't think so. Even if JT would do him the solid of suggesting it now. JT supports SLU. He's willing to help the brand. Good for him.