Sanford earned some Berube points. And he needed to, since Blais will play when healthy. Sammy is a bulldozer. Berube likes bulldozers. As for de la Rose, he moves to the lineup bubble as this team gets healthy. He would need to clear waivers to go back to the AHL. so I do not expect that unless it's on a conditioning stint.
There has been very little heat on the Cardinals-Castellanos front, except in these chats.
Minimal in my opinion. Does he want to pack up his family and move? How many millions does he really need?
So you're probably signing along with that Country Roads thing, are you?
That would be ideal, yes.
Agreed . . . sort of. Forever is a long, long time. The world can change a lot over time.
You sound like a Bruins fan.
Do you really think the MLS will supplant the Cardinals? Come on man. And the hockey fan base here is rabid and durable. They will continue spending their money at the rinks.
Reports say they have offered O'Neill and Bader in various trade packages. Also, they have kept Justin Williams on the 40-man roster. So don't get carried away with the racial thing. This franchise has a multi-cultural clubhouse.
For Arenado, no, losing Hudson would not be foolish.
Few would argue with that.
The Chiefs have a rabid fan base in Kansas City. If they get a few people from St. Louis, great, but that is not going to move the bar for that franchise. It's following on the west side of this state and the east side of Kansas is crazy.
I like Luhnow. I had him on the radio as a guest many, many times back in the day. I raved about his work for many years on STLToday and the Post-Dispatch. But I reiterate that any moron can accumulate a nice talent pile by losing deliberately year after year after year after year. Bailout trades and top-of-the-draft picks and can long-term, high-impact talent that is hard to get while trying to contend every year. And now that we know the lengths that franchise went to cheat, that makes you wonder.
Tampa Bay had a say on which player it took back. So that's a factor too. Randy could have earned a regular role here had he stayed and had he hit well consistently. Management liked his speed.
Different audiences. Different demographics. The NBA has more star power with younger people because the elite players in that league are more culturally relevant.
The truck series trace over there is Aug. 31.
Players tinker with the bats, their stances, they swings, where the place their hands . . what adjustments Carpenter makes or fails to make, we'll see.