I don't know that fans see him as a power hitter. He drives the ball, runs well, hits from both sides and plays everywhere. Handy guy. Given his college and pro track record, there is some reason to believe he holds up.
He must love the SoCal lifestyle.
The would trade either guy in a heartbeat if some moron came along and offered to take on those contracts.
When one of two regulars is an elite goal scorer, your team is injury-depleted.
Jack is a smart guy. He is not a fan of the system that holds down play for elite young players. So, yes, I would expect him to use leverage aggressively when he gets it.
I don't see the Cardinals spending big on a poor fielder who had a nice partial-season run at Wrigley.
The kid has not learned to play at the NHL pace.
Hall of Famer vs. pretty good prospect . . . we know how that ends.
OK, thanks for all the questions and comments. Busy day!