Where would the Blues play Maroon? The return of Barbashev will knock a couple of pretty good forwards out of the lineup and that doesn't account for the return of Blais and Tarasenko.
Actually the trend toward hiring math nerds to run teams works against good hockey men like Bill Armstrong. The guys who made their bones assessing talent with their eyes and instincts are losing ground to guys with good algorithms.
The Cardinals paying a huge price to rent Arenado to play third base while also paying Matt Carpenter huge money to play third base is highly unlikely, especially with Tommy Edman on hand to play there as needed.
What's with the Corey Dickerson talk week after week after week after week after week after week after week after week. He's just a guy.
They get it right most of the time. The NHL does not want guys getting hurt on races for the puck, so icing has become almost automatic. Once in a while a defenseman gets punished for loping back after a puck.
The departure of the Rams overshadows everything, really. The death of Rick Majerus comes in second. I will take nominations for the third.
The Cardinals have a set lineup, except for left field and center field. There are lots of in-house candidates for those spots and the team is staying touch with Ozuna. Right now he appears the one potential target.
Sure, if players stay healthy and the outfield pile produces better numbers. Big ifs for sure, but the Cardinals overcame a lot last year to win the division. There is ample room for improvement in the players coming back.
Maybe the software is tired of hearing about Corey Dickerson.
No. If Martinez is healthy he will have a huge role on the staff, regardless of what Kim does. Martinez has pitched at a very high level when healthy. I believe Martinez's role, relief or starter, will have more to do with what's best for his shoulder than what other guys are doing.
Well, there was disappointment both times. Neither team was very good when it left. Both delivered some exciting times and then both operations regressed.
It's a shame the Marlins were willing to trade Yelich when the Cardinals made their push for Stanton, then Ozuna. Only later did the Marlins make that move. The Cardinals loved Yelich, but the front office made the deal that was possible at the moment.
The Capitals are set up to win again. They have better protection in goal these days, so there is no real weakness there. Tom Wilson would love to get back into a deep playoff run where there a no holds barred.
Kroenke's salt-on-the-wounds exit was a compounding factor for sure. But the team had been so horrible for so many years that many fans had already tuned the Rams out.
The Peoria park is right down by the river and there are a few good spots not far away from the stadium. That's an underrated city. The Springfield park is nice too.
Wainwright certainly earned another shot with his performance. Wacha did not. As for Adam's future, if he wants to work after his playing days I'm pretty sure the Cardinals will find something for him to do.
My announcers would be Ernie Harwell (I'm a Motown guy) and Jack Buck. The players would be a mix of 60s heroes I grew up watching (like Lolich, Kaline, Brock and Gibson in the '68 World Series) and the best players I've covered (George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Ozzie Smith, Albert Pujols et al from the Cardinals).
There was a significant price difference in the market for those two. And as we note week after week after week after week after week, the Cardinals 2020 was largely spent before the market opened.
They made it work with Seung-Hwan Oh, who had a very nice run here.