I can't see why Pietrangelo would take a bridge deal when he will surely get long-term money from somebody. Nor can I can see why would wait this long for free agency, then sell himself short.
Acutally they can do some good going back into the community, both with their money and they're ability to command attention.
Yes it is. Don't like it, scram.
Vegas has a real chance this year. And you have to love Ryan Reaves dismissing Antoine Roussel as unworthy of his time.
I have no idea, but relative team speed did not explain those plays. Vancouver has a good rush team and the Blues handed them break after break with big mistakes in the middle of the ice. If you are flat-footed and you turn the puck over to an onrushing opponent, that playercan blow past you and win the race down ice. And if you break your stick while turning the puck over -- as Alex Pietrangelo did -- then you can win the race back down the ice (as he did, against Tyler Motte) but without a stick there is not much you can do to defend.
Real dollars will be an issue for many franchises, since teams are unsure how much revenue they get next season. Most teams live and die at the gate and what is that going to look like? Between the economic damage from the pandemic and lingering concerns fans have about large crowds could put a huge dent in revenues. Your projection could be spot on.
Other than the Kings, who went Cup-Final Four-Cup, and the Penguins, who won back-to-back, hard falls the next season have been pretty common. These days very little separates the teams that reach the bracket. No upset is all that surprising. Are they really upsets at all?
No. He will get plenty of at bats in the rest of this mini-season. Let's see how it plays.
Maybe you should put your energy behind that $12 million option that Andrew Miller could collect. That is a much bigger issue than a leadoff hitter and Gold Glove second baseman getting that mid-level pay.
Also, you have a louder voice when you are playing than when you are home sitting by the pool.
Wait, what, a positive Cardinals post?
I do not believe he has no-movement protection. If that is the case, then yes he could be left unprotected.
He is in a 2-for-18 rut and he's right on the Mendoza line again . . . I could see Edman taking most of the third base work down the strech and Miller leading the DH charge.
If you hold your breath for that one, you will surely pass out.
Well, sure, there's that. Owners are citizens too and they can support candidates and causes like everyone else. These days everybody has a problem with the next guy if his world view is different.
If you have a Gold Glove and you can lead off and you have plus speed on the bases, that is a ice package. It took Wong a while to mature as a hitter, but right now he is one of the better offensive assets on team leading lacking them.
OK, I have to duck out now. Thanks for the spirited discussion. See you next time.