We'll see. This will take some Houdini work, given the financial shackles the front office will feel.[
I would agree on the unwatchable part. I've only see the last 35 years of Cardinals offense closely, but I can't argue with the Commish. The trick will be to find competent hitting in the depressed marketplace as a lot of teams try to cut costs. The Cardinals could have pitching to spend if everybody gets healthy.
Great question about the arbitration. It's hard to use palyer-to-player, salary-to-salary comparables when MLB has had no season comparable to this. Teams may try to cry poor in arbitration but I do not know if the pandemic losses will have a big impact on the process. Now, in a year that could be a much different story.
That sounds like what my motto was until my junior of year of high school year. My counselor didn't go all Dean Wormer on me, but he got my attention. It was time to aspire to be B+. (That sounds like a Cardinals slogan too).
There was insurance for this loss of revenue. But most of these owners are billionaires with pretty good credit.
Or the Steve Carlton giveaway.
Nolan Gorman could hit 40 homers, but he could strike out 200 times doing it. Right now the .299 part of that equation looks a bit iffy.
Yeah, Edman could be just fine with a more refined approach. He is pretty aggressive up there. With his speed walks have more value than usual.
Of course! I have been viewing Wainwright as a start-to-start proposition for years. He has been carving people up. And when he is not sharp, he finds ways to survive anyway. Epic overachievement. What a great story he is. That's a reason to hope the Cardinals get to the postseason, to let him get on that stage again so he can get his due within the sport.
That is not idea. Most pitchers lose their elbow at some point and the team has to hope that this doesn't become a ticking bomb like with Mikolas and so many others. In the near term it will make reaching the bracket that much harder.
Frazier had an awesome mid-range shot and he could sky. But even back then the NBA was crazy athleticism and Frazier just didn't have the wherewithal to fight his way into the league the way guys like Carroll have.
Oh no, this was to be fully expected with the way the Cardinals have been playing.
I have not watched much NFL, but I saw a lot of LSU last season thanks to my LSU pal Scott Shreve and the guy had the magic touch to make stuff happen, ala Patick Mahomes.
Voit's star turn is one of the all-time great stories. One day he is Nick Stavinoha, the next he's the toast of New York.
Brett Cecil just flinched.
Jack is plenty intense, but he's young and he has to mature as a pitcher. He is encountering real turbulance for the first time. Now he has to step back and regroup. Could he become a trade piece some day? Yes, because he will not be easy to sign to a long-term deal here. It's pretty easy to imagine him playing year to year until free agency, then heading to the Dodgers for crazy money.
It is difficult. Then you mix in the fact there was no minor league ball so you are guessing about guys all the way down the line. For these reasons it will be tricky to make trades, to say the least.
Michael Porter Jr's back. Jontay Porter's knee. Mark Smith's foot and back. Jeremiah Tilmon's foot. Each year he has lost his top player for all or more much of the season. Beyond that, establishing consistent offensive execution has been an issue. That has led to turnovers and last year's three-point shooting failure.
I get that. But the demand to change the management team right after a NLCS trip -- and the accumulation of a lot of really good young pitching -- is just silly. Bill DeWitt Jr. doesn't operate that way, which is why he is arguably the sport's most successful owner.
His actual salary for 2022-23 is only $5.5 million, so he would have to be badly compromises, in my opinion, to be served up to Seattle.