He would still be getting paid so I imagine he could live with that. He could demand a trade, but why would another team take on that contract?
That will be a better question for Derrick or BedFred.
The Cardinals drafted many big league outfielders in recent years: Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty, Oscar Mercado, Harrison Bader, And they signed Oscar Taveres and Magneuris Sierra. So that's not an issue for the organization.
Theoretically, the Cardinals could have kept Ozuna and added another big salaries if those two guys were not on the payroll. Then again, the Cardinals have not exactly made the most productive big-money signings. And if Fowler and Carpenter hit well this year the could make this question moot. We shall see. This season will not be a computer game based on 2019 statistics.
I don't see Cardinals fans refusing, en masse, to support playoff-caliber teams. I do expect the Cardinals to suffer some attendance erosion as part of MLB's larger product/marketing issues. And fans expressing outrage because their team only reached the NLCS will remain a staple of these chats.
I imagine Kwang Hyun Kim has an inside track on a rotation spot in the near term. Gomber is still scraping off lots of rust.
In any sport? That's easy, the Blues' Cup run last season.
Josh Ho-Sang is an elite offensive prospect. He has crazy skill. But hasn't come close to playing the sort of game that will get him consideration for a Craig Berube-coached team.
People have plenty of other ways to kick that Kroenke can.
Agreed on that. Also, don't go with the Sonics and agitate NBA fans still pining for the league's return. Not sure about Sockeyes. What about Sea Lions?
I don't believe we need to worry about Ho-Sang donning a Blues sweater. That's a long shot.
That is good news for the Blues, but I chuckle at the "five-year contract" part of the story after seeing the San Antonio marriage end with relocation.
He could well end up moving in and out of the lineup, again depending on what others do in addition to how he performs. If your rightfielder hits .240, he better have 35 homers and 100 RBIs too.
Cardinal Nation has suffered such Deja Blues for some time.
By the way, Northern Iowa is going up in flames at the MVC Tournament. March Madness strikes again. That likely knocks the Panthers down to the NIT.
No insider info on that. It will be fun to start marketing team for real. We will see MLS gear all over town.
I believe Berube found a nice for Scandella right away. Faulk's adjustment has been bigger, particularly with his power-play time. He has been a primary power-play quarterback for much of his career until this season. He has also moved around within the defensive alignments. But he is playing a lot of good 5-on-5 minutes for a winning team, so fans can settle down about his so-called struggles.
If Carlos Martinez is healthy and pitching like Carlos Martinez can, he was going to start this season regardless of what happened with anybody else on the team. The only competition for Carlos was Good Carlos vs. Bad Carlos or Healthy Carlos vs. Laboring Carlos.
The '99 Rams GSOT was incredible, for sure. So many Hall of Famers, so many good guys to chat with on that team. It the took the remarkable angst-easing, curse-defeating run by the Blues after 50 years to top it.
Yes, I expect that to be a major demand. The owners have gone to extremes to exploit those team-control years. If older guys aren't going to get the money, then younger guys need to get paid. One way or another the players need to get their cut of the revenue. Owners can't have it both ways.
Nah, that doesn't do it for me. The STL doesn't scream "Metropolitan" to me.