It's not like these two are both established stars like Plante and Hall, but Binnington does have a Cup under his belt here. So it's a different deal, but a very good one.
Both could happen but I would be surprised if St. Louis was involved in either.
I'm sure doctors explored the genetic connection, given the rarity of the illness.
I've noted in the past that he is a high-ceiling guy. Maybe he's not a pure goal-scorer like Alex DeBrincat, but 25 to 30 goals a season and many assists seem quite possible. He's fast and he can make plays at full speed, which is what separates players. He has fit in nicely here offensively and he has progressed as a checker.
Ted was unique as a switch-hitter with some power and the ability to hit for a good average. He also played forever, although not totally as a catcher. Maybe Jorge Posada is a good comparable.
I've seen three years at $45 million as a good target for Ozuna. Depending on the no-trade restrictions, that could make sense for the Cardinals as hedge. Given his age, I'm guessing the extra year would entice Ozuna. The market can be cruel to outfielders in their 30s.
If it's three years at $15 million per -- less than the qualifying number -- then that seems like a reasonable number.
Are NFL owners drooling over the prospect of playing in the Dome? That's unlikely.
There a lots of good-hitting catchers. Joe Mauer and Buster Posey and two modern catchers who could really hit. Gary Carter was a self-promoter, unlike Simmons, but the man could hit and he played forever too.
Right now the forwards are in flux. Barbashev might return Saturday, but Bosak and MacEachern are questionable. When everybody but Blais and Tarasenko are healthy, then the Blues will have to decide what to do with Kyrou. More work in San Antonio after this taste could be in order, but Jordan could still become a notable factor this season.
I believe the baseball will be somewhat less juiced because MLB is tired of answering those questions.
Not much of a fight . . . .
Troy could stick around for a while as an extra guy and perhaps do a conditioning stint in the AHL (waivers-free) if too much rust forms. My guess is Berube would like to keep a veteran in that depth role, anticipating another playoff grind.
Well, he made a sweet deal to get in low on the Rams and gain control of a $1 billion asset. So there's that. And you can see his land holdings from space, so give him credit for that.
The Cardinals will extend their streak of winning seasons deep into the next decade while fans continue complaining about them in live chats, message boards and social media.
We always watch the old-school cartoon version of "Grinch" -- but that could be dicey this year because the grandson hid the DVD remote.
He doesn't pull, tear or break anything. Also he avoids being hit by space debris or attacked by rabid chipmunks. If he remains in one piece, then he figures to add depth to the rotation and/or bullpen.
Obviously the PSL owners are getting their money for their piece of litigation. There are multiple plaintiffs in the other litigation who are looking to collect.