Of course. Arenado has an opt-out in is contract, so why is Colorado worried about how big the total deal is? If he decides not the opt out, then look to trade him. I can't understand why the Rockies are even thinking about moving such a rare talent.
In that scenario, the next team would pay only the big league minimum. The Cardinals would own the rest.
Why would the Hurricanes take any of those guys instead of Bokk? That was the guy they targeted in the deal. The other guys had zero trade value at the time of the deal.
Infielder Allen Corboda fell all the way back to the Class A level the last two seasons. As for the others, I'd have to look them up.
If the Rockies don't want to pay of the elite talents in baseball, why would they accept bad contracts from the Cardinals?
There is injury risk with this pitcher and every other pitcher. But this is a guy other clubs had targeted. That team needs cheap position players and they got two potential everyday guys working for minimal coin in this trade.
If he leaves, he leaves. The Blues are prepared for that. Many of the better franchises in the league manage to keep elite players for less-than-market-value money because players won to win. I don't see Pietrangelo as one of those guys, but if he is, so be it. Some other team will pay him a LOT money in his mid-30s for winning that Cup in St. Louis.
If those guys underperform, neither will be playing regularly through next season. If they are still on the team in the spring, they will be guaranteed a good look and no much more.
Also, trading elite players in their athletic prime won't get you into the postseason either. We're talking about one of the top few position players in the sport here.
I believe that entertaining it anyway, but if Carpenter was gone obviously this team would be way, way, way more likely to push hard on this.
There is no place for an enforcer in the NHL today. If guy like Reaves steps over the line, then you target his more skilled teammates for heavy hits. You make a player who steps over the line a liability to his own team. Having a lesser player in the lineup just to chase around after another fourth-liner doens't win you games.
Yes, this would be the best regular season team. This team has two goaltenders playing well, one with Cup credentials. This team has three lines scoring goals while the top goal-scorer is sidelined. And the defensive corps is very, very good.
I expect initial enthusiasm. But I need to see a whole lot more -- TV ratings, revenues, fans caring enough to bet on these games -- to start giving the XFL a change to survive where every other such league failed.[
Somebody mentioned Bob Pettit again. I think that's what did it.
The Skating Bear. Pretty good bodyguard when teams needed them.
Even by 2040 the MLS passing the Cardinals is a huge stretch. I believe the MLS will just be happen to sustain steady attendance in most of these markets once the new team novelty wears off.
There is some intersection of the fan bases, but in this market there are not dollars to support both comfortably. A billionaire owner could overcome that, but why would he or she want to deal with that reality? An ideal market for both leagues is the Twin Cities, where the T-Wolves go in Minneapolis and the Wild play over in St. Paul in their own building.
I don't have a score, but I'll stick with LSU. There is a "Team of Destiny" vibe there.
Flaherty doesn't have potential. He has elite stuff. Do you actually watch these games?
It could happen if pro football fades due to healthy concerns cutting into participating at lower levels and pro players walking away from the sport. But baseball needs to upgrade its product to produce action and a much faster pace.
It's been a few years since anybody tried to make the "too white" claim with the franchise. But it takes all kinds.