I don't think they'll trade for a third baseman. Remember that Gyorko can play third too.
I would say no. That doesn't mean it isn't a great product. MLB is the top baseball league in the world. The NFL is the top tackle football league in the world.The NBA is the top basketball league in the world. The MLS product is arguably the second best in CONCACAF, but it's way behind the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italy's Serie A.
It appears. Until it breaks up I wouldn't rule it out.
If he returns to his old form and finishes the season with a 3.00 ERA, 190-plus innings and 31-33 starts, I'd lock him at $15 million a year for three years. That may not be enough, though.
It was not a decision made to drive Cubs fans away. They were thinking about the safety of the players and fans. You cannot predict exactly how the weather will turn out, but they made the right choice.
First of all, the Dean of the Texas Senate, John Whitmire, created a mechanism that made all the new stadium funding throughout Texas possible after the Oilers left. Whitmire is a dear personal friend, so I know exactly how those taxes work. Those taxes that were used for Minute Maid Park, NRG Stadium, Toyota Center and BBVA Compass Stadium are use taxes on hotel and car rentals. Moreover, AEG, Phil Anschutz's group, built the entire stadium. The city and the county went in together to purchase the land and provide the needed infrastructure. Keywords here - City AND County. That bill was $20 million or so. The fourth largest city in America and its even bigger county all shared the burden for BBVA Compass Stadium. I have never opposed the state of Missouri making the upgrades for the stadium, just as I didn't oppose the city of Houston and Harris County pitching in to buy the site on the East End and then fix it for the Dynamo to pay for their own stadium, which cost, if I remember correctly, $65 million.
I really apologize. I've been in such baseball mode, I didn't know that. I apologize for not having an answer to this for you.
I cannot say this enough, the Cardinals DO NOT WANT Carpenter at third. They want to fix the defense, and he's better at first than third, perhaps by a lot. Moreover, Peralta is a better defender at third than Gyorko. Granted he's not that much better.
Thanks. As you know, I'm always willing to interact with respectful readers.
I agree 100 percent. I thought it was a stupid ploy to get their young fans to the polls.
Carpenter's arm isn't strong enough for him to play third base. I hate to say it, but that's what scouts tell me. Thus, he's playing first.
I like the first three as they are. I do think that you are right about Grichuk eventually moving to the cleanup spot once he settles in as a major leaguer.
I've addressed this quite a bit already. Fortunately for you, the Prop 1 bill that passes will add $4 million a year in use taxes that can now be used for other necessary things.
Timing? It's been two decades? Did you know that Phil Anschutz moved a stacked team from San Jose to Houston in 2006 without any promises for a stadium? Did you know Houston already had the NFL, NBA and MLB when they moved. Did you know that the Dynamo won two MLS Cup titles in 2006 and 2007, yet they couldn't get public funding for a stadium in 2010 or 2011?
I agree. He looked really good. He's going to be a huge addition.
Romo was good, whether you agree or not. He wasn't legendary, but he wasn't a stiff either.
It's all about One Nation. The Blues and Cardinals have a great relationship. Since Kroenke stiffed the city they have worked real hard to unite the city.
I'm sure the coaches speak to the players, but they don't do it right away. Usually it's best to wait until there has been a cool off period.