Bobo's here, where' all the ballplayers? (But not you, Omar Olivares).
No buzz at the moment. After losing out on Donaldson, the Braves have emerged as a more serious bidder for Ozuna. That complicates things.
Outside of a few people in this chat, I don't run into too many people with an emotional investment in pro basketball. Don't see a lot of folks showing off their Bob Petit replica jersey.
Baseball won't take away titles. But the Red Sox are going to lose draft picks just as the Astros did. They already moved on from their manager and they have a new GM, so the draft picks and the fine should be the extend of it.
The Cardinals have seemed quite serious about adding a bat, but their choices are dwindling. Could the market turn against the? Could they they hang on to all their assets, go into the spring and see how it goes? Sure, because there will always be opportunities to seek outside help if all the internal options fail,
I'm sure he will address it in some general fashion off the top, but he can't really talk about guys currently employed elsewhere.
It's a blip on the radar screen. There are bigger issues to address, such as the tedious pace of play and lack of in-game action. The game needs a jolt.
No. Forever is a long, long time. As we like to note in this chat, global warming could wipe out both coasts and dramatically reshape the continent. Who knows, maybe the STL becomes another Chicago as people and companies seek high ground. In that world we could get a couple more teams.
The Blues leaving St. Louis.
That worked out very, very well for the Blues. The Bruins would have bought him out before this season, but there was no real savings in that. Given the speed of the NHL, his career might be done.
I believe the strong message has been set. A 10th of the game's managers got sent packing in short order. Jeff Luhnow may never get to run another team. Certainly Manfred can follow up with another comprehensive edict that address all form of electronic shenanigans that includes, say, a lifetime ban for repeat offenders.
I could see him resurfacing in a consulting role somewhere because he does have a very impressive track record, Then again, I don't know how many friends he has in the sport these days.
As it stands today, that is true. A full season of Edman at the same level would be helpful. There's hope that Goldschmidt can move closer to his career norm and DeJong can make some adjustments, but there is probably more potential regression that growth with a lot of these guys. What we don't know is what a guy like Lane Thomas could do with 300 at bats.
Looking forward to Green Day, but does Billie Joe still do the eye liner thing? If so, isn't he kind of old to still do that? Mike Ness had an eye liner stage with Social Distortion, but he outgrew it pretty quickly.
We're hearing a bit more of that in these chats. Given the Cards' middling success at finding upgrades in free agency and trades, that's understandable.Maybe Carlson, Gorman, Knizner and Montero can be a cut above some of the home-grown position players we've seen lately.
Yeah, Luhnow's "I'm not a crook" plea didn't help his future in the industry. I bet Beltran become a MLB manager some day. He is well-respected and he was a stand-up guy when the hammer fell.
Austin Dean is a depth corner outfielder. At 26 he ran out of time in Miami and he's not really a prospect any more, He's hit well in the minors, but not with much power. He has two options left, so the Cardinals can stick him in the Memphis Shuttle. They needed a lot of fill-in games from outfielders last year, so should come in handy. I'd say he's a long shot to win an everyday role here unless a lot of bad things happened.
If the Rockies insist on Flaherty, then this isn't going to happen. To me that's the one untouchable. As for Carlson, I would not move him in the deal unless Arenado waived his opt-out clause as part of a reworked contract. I would spend Carlson in a rental deal.
This group is committed and it has a ton of money. A TON OF MONEY. I don't see these people bailing on the whole thing.