Credit Shildt for that. He squeezed every bit out of that group while Joe Maddon could not get a big finish from the Cubs.
It suited him well, did it not? Maybe it was the red equity.
Yeah, and that was kind of a big deal. The other memory the old look triggered was the dysfunctional hockey operation. Keenan went Captain Queeg on us.
Yeah, Carpenter needs an hitting remake. Get into fewer bad counts, use the whole field, learn to bunt, make more consistent hard contact, drive the ball to the gaps and defeat the shift.
With Blais out, Barbashev moved up. De la Rose could stick on the fourth line at center and, yes, Brouwer could bump Kostin.
Expectations for both players have been high because they both have unusual power. And, yes, both are assets in the field. And, yes, both strike out a lot. A team can live with that at shortstop more than in the outfield, especially if the player is a steady fielder.
That could make sense. Take some time, collect the big dollars from Toronto, go to an expansion with some day in the roster make-up. On the other hand, he could land with a team looking to contend. Calgary could use a change, from the look of the Flames.
I have no idea. But this is getting way more interesting that I ever thought it would get.
What provides him the benefit of the doubt now is that contract. Period. He got that contract because of the two-month surge, so in a sense you correct.
We never though Sundqvist would score and here he is, scoring. I like the fact Jacob can skate. And he's rangy. I'm not betting on big breakout, but the Blais injury could end up getting lots of playing times with other guys moving up.
Are you saying Shildt's honeymoon is over?
Goalies are dropping down in anticipation of the shot. And, yes, slap shots can take off. The danger in firing slap shots is that they soar over the net, carom hard off the glass and create a breakout opportunity the other way.
Big goaltenders today can actually move in the nets, unlike Roman Turek. That is another product of advanced training. Back in the day, a 6-foot-7 Ben Bishop would have been told to shut up and play defense. Now there are so many big guys that the NHL will at some point have to make the goals bigger. As for Dallas, wow. That team has take big injury hits and kept on going.
So you take a team. Does the league move an existing team there? Then does the league build a new stadium? Yes, it's not that simple to just want a team back. Somebody has to bankroll the operation and somebody has to build the stadium. Long-term the Dome would not cut it.
No, the team just can't keep paying him $20 million a year because he wants it. When he got the deal he has now, management noted that he had earned it for all he had done for the organization. So they're paid up now. Mozeliak can point to Wainwright 's deal this year, coming off a good season, as a guide for Molina. That deal was a sensible compromise. I expect Molina to step back and be reasonable. If it he isn't, it would be sad to see him finish elsewhere with hard feelings or retire angry the way Ozzie did.
Yes, that trade would absolutely have to been with the Indians.
Mostly the same people in place doing the evaluating. And they have tons of data on every big league player.
Both Sanford and Sundqvist came into the league as pretty good prospects. Both needed time to develop and neither got that time with their first team. I could see both scoring 15 to 20 goals per season. Kyrou's ceiling his higher than that. You are getting glimpses of what Thomas can do and you will see that from Kyrou at some point.
Unless you moved here from Kansas City, why would you have any special affinity for the Chiefs? Also, let's not forget that people in these parts aren't as interested in the NFL, If you watch the NFL for fantasy football, you should watch the Red Zone stuff.
Mr. Burnes and Mr. Broeg were iconic figures around here. I'm just a guy lucky enough to last a while. Got here in '86 and it's been fabulous. Lots of colorful stuff. Getting to cover a football Cardinals draft was, um, interesting. Thanksgiving reminds of the time the Blues got food poisoning in Detroit while I got home-cooked food with my relatives. Guys has to rig up diapers with towels to get through the game. That's hockey! The Tackle with the Rams and David Freese's homer were atop my list, but then the Blues won the Cup.