The Cardinals have been the most consistently successful team in the majors with their approach. Many teams have spent giant dollars on top-end guys without realizing anywhere near as much success. Again, the Cardinals see free agency as a method to fill gaps, not build a team nucleus.
Given the condition of Martinez's shoulder, I can't image this is a great time to trade him. I like the idea of having him train as a starter to see how that goes.
NFL returning to St. Louis. Why in the world would SLU get into the football business?
Of course you make that trade, even knowing that Lindor is a shorter-term guy here. But the Indians need to get a ton for such an exceptional talent, not a guy who fell to the No. 8 spot because he spent the season stranding runners.
MLS. Mizzou doesn't play games here, the MLS will.
Perhaps the equivalent of three games, having visited my grandson in K.C. Chiefs country.
The XFL won't prove much about how St. Louis views football. It's a minor league.
Your affection for a third-line player on arguably on the massively underachieving Maple Leafs is odd.
Also, Fabbri is suffering losses at a mid-boggling rate. The Red Wings are amazingly bad this season.
Speed from players of any race is good for baseball because it creates action. Mike Shildt was one of the few MLB managers to stress base stealing last season. It's a nice weapon for this team.
Of course, other guys got big raises for 2020: Mikolas and Goldschmidt in particular, plus Carpenter and Wong,
Sure, there are guys that started slow took off. Danny Briere and Martin St. Louis were different kinds of players, but they are classic cases. As for Walker, he is past the point of being a prospect.
I don't remember that and, frankly, a debate over the Hernandez/Goldscmhildt fielding prowess is not my thing. That is a better proposition for Rick Hummel.
Not sure if there is a good story on the origins of his surname. It looks like the name Delarosa has a cool family crest, for what's it worth.
The decision to go to the SEC was not made in a vacuum. At the time, the Big 12 was close to a full implosion and Mizzou could have landed in the AAC. And for a while the move was just fine for Mizzou, with a couple of trips to the SEC title game. And now SEC basketball is the real deal, so we are past those complaints.
At $18 million, even for one year . . . no. There is a lot of risk there.
People groused about him for years. What they have to notice about him now is that big fat Stanley Cup ring.
Not my area of expertise. Other courses have held pretty big golf events in this region over the years, but I can't really comment on that.
That's another guy just like a bunch of guys the Cardinals already have. Potential unfulfilled.