Am I a bad person if I admit I haven't seen it?
The bounce back for Carpenter would have be closer to his old form to handle third base regularly all season. It's all relative.
Other teams will want Nolan Gorman and Dylan Carlson among the prospects. On the big league team, Jack Flaherty would be the gem and Dakota Hudson would draw interest. Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong are guys other teams would want. Carlos Martinez too.
Pitchers don't get paid on victories or even innings pitched any more, so a lighter workload wouldn't upset them that way. These guys are trained to start in a five-man rotation and some of them would fall out of sync in this arrangement. That said, move toward the "opener" concept and bigger bullpens could cause some teams to do interesting things.
I'm sure that others. Just an OK pitcher here, probably not so bad that the Cardinals paid him to go away. That seemed excessive.
Just the sheer talent of these guys. It started with Magic Johnson as an oversized guard and went from there. Back in the day, there were lots of one-dimensional pros. Now just about everybody can operate in the open court. That allows the game to be played at a breakneck pace.
He is still adapting, moving up and down in the lineup. He has special ability. When this team gets Sundqvist and Blais back, the Blues can resume scoring with three lines and helping Thomas get more points. Also some more PP time would help, but the injuries have turned the Blues into a largely one-unit team.
The Cardinals just won another division title and another playoff round. They have enjoyed 12 consecutive winning seasons. Few, if any, executives around the league can match his track record.
Let's see if the Cardinals can win another division with largely the same group that won last year.
If Mizzou waited for the Big Ten, they would still be in the Big 12. And that would have been a better outcome. But at the time, there was no guarantee that the Big 12 would survive. That conference was on the brink of implosion. Had Mizzou waited, it could have landed in the AAC.
A limited chance, yes. Their name is out there, so there must be some contact. I just see other teams bidding more.
Only a moron would ever cooperate with the NCAA again. Deny, stonewall, sue and take your chances. Why not? Many big-time programs are getting away with buying players as we sit here.
I don't see the clear upgrade. If none of these young outfielders pan out then, yes, go get a middle-rung veteran.
I got nothing on that. But I do know that BattleHawks is taken.
There would be no cap room for Hall and Tarasenko playing at the same time unless the Devils kept all of Hall's money. I don't see a great fit here. Doug Armstrong is creative and he wants to win again this year, but this seems like a long shot. (Then again, this is a guy who magically turned Lehtera, Berglund, Sobotka, Thompson and picks into Schenn and O'Reilly.)
I believe the Cardinals would be more willing to eat contract dollars for 2021. Eating contracts for 2020 AND 2021 . . . yeah, that's a lot of ask of Bill DeWitt Jr. He hates to even think about that.
Indeed. Teams remembered they have money to spend, apparently. Also, there are few more owners actually looking to win. This makes Scott Boras super happy.
Say, maybe Dooley will put in a good word for Garrett! Sigh. If it gets down to that point, poor Truman may go out to some rock overlooking the Missouri River in Rocheport and contemplate life's cruelty.
Yes and yes. I do think this league has some money behind it and I hoped that lessons have been learned by the failure of every other league that tried this. But that said, I can't see it lasting for the long haul. These things never do.
There is always hope. Mizzou has a good school in a good location in a great conference. Hire the right coaches, stick with those coaches and you will see the Tigers in bowl games and the NCAA Tournament.
These all sound plausible. Also sounding plausible: I will quit pulling my calf muscle during my ill-advised comeback at age 63 after a 10-year layoff and I will throw down my first dunk in competition.