I wouldn't say that he negotiated in good faith. Nobody in St. Louis would make that argument, but you also have to remember that he merely exploited an out clause that was in the contract. That's why it's so important for residents to hold their elected officials accountable when they try to rush into bad deals in desperate attempts to land or keep professional sports teams. The recent MLS fiasco was a perfect example of city leaders rushing to make a bad deal. Fortunately for the city, voters voted down a stupid proposal to give away $60 million in taxes to build a soccer stadium. Now that $60 million will go to more critical needs in the city.
At least for the short term, this is pretty much the team's best roster. I don't think they can call up somebody in the minors at this point to improve the roster significantly.
Sunday's game was the only game at Busch Stadium this season that I didn't attend or watch. My daughter had a rehearsal for her first communion, so I missed it. Sorry.
The Cardinals are committed to play Matt Carpenter at first. I realize fans want him at third base, but scouts I respect tell me he quite simply doesn't have the arm to play third base anymore. You would weaken the defense if you play him at third. The question is really whether you want to play Gyorko or Peralta at third. Or is it Gyorko or Wong at second base. It's hard to keep up at times.
I like the way you're thinking. I would hope that this lawsuit prompts the NFL to force Kroenke to do the right thing in terms of the Earth City property, at the very least.
I would say the Cardinals. Listen, this year is a race to the wild-card for the Cardinals. The talent they have in the system gives me confident that the Cardinals will be ready to compete for the NL Central title by 2018.
Trust me, if MLB can find a better venue for the Rays, they'll eventually move them.
I would say two - the Cardinals and Blues.
I would say Peralta will get at least a full month to turn it around.
I'm answered several questions about Peralta. I will no longer answer any Peralta questions this week.
I was very happy for Hitchcock. He will do a great job in Dallas.
The Raiders will finish out their time in Oakland until their Las Vegas stadium is ready.
I don't mean to be rude, but I think you misread our coverage if you got that assumption. I realize that much of the propaganda let that myth live, but we did a pretty good job at the Post-Dispatch explaining the use tax. Moreover, many of our stories and columns afterward explain how that use tax will now be used on other critical services.
I wrote often in December saying they needed to sign Encarnacion. That ship has sailed. They won't likely add a significant bat via trade this season.
I'm so focused on this season I haven't had time to consider how the team will look next year.
Holliday wasn't worth the price he would have cost if his $17 million option had been picked up. They needed to improve the defense, which is why Moss and Holliday aren't back.
Thanks for understanding. You are absolutely correct. I can only speak for my coverage on it. I tried to explain it thoroughly. Lots of the hate mail I received was from folks who believed some of the spin that was peddled by folks eager to land MLS here.
Wainwright will deliver some good outings, but it's unfair to expect him to return to his old dominant form. He's probably more of a No. 3-4 starter in a contending rotation.
The voters of St. Louis have spoken. Fortunately for them, they didn't buy some of the spin.