Sorry we changed the usual live chat time. I have a speaking engagement today at 11. Fire away.
If he moves from center, I assume left field might be better. I'm not too sure about his arm strength for a move to right.
Wow, you have a lot of gut feelings. It will be interesting to see how this develops.
It's too early to tell. You have to see who they give up in trades before you can guess if they have enough talent to overtake the Cubs.
Those games will be played at the respective schools.
Thanks. Derrick Goold Ben Fred is handling all the hot stove questions today from the Winter Meetings. I'm not there, so I would only be guessing at this point. Things change drastically from one hour to the next, so I don't know. Sorry.
The only thing I can tell you is that they're committed to getting something done, but as I noted earlier, I'm not there and thus am out of the loop on the action at the Winter Meetings.
Geographically it would definitely make more sense than being in the A-10. You make very good points.
If anybody is concerned about Fowler's arm strength, it would make more sense to put him in left than right.
I wrote last week that Machado would be something that could be in play. If he would definitely qualify as an upgrade they should pursue.
I just sent a text to a Cardinals PR person, who says he thinks it will. It's at 2 p.m. Central.
I hadn't heard anything about a possible move. The MVC definitely suffered a blow when Wichita State bolted, but it's not a devastating blow.
Everybody sells what they have at their disposal. Stanton isn't dumb. He knows the Cardinals aren't quite at the stage where they were a few years ago. Heck, that's why they want him. They've missed the playoffs for two consecutive years, but that doesn't mean the Cardinals can't be a contender again next year. The fact that they went after Stanton should be seen as a sign of a team committed to being a winner again. Stanton said all the right things, but I do believe he quite simply didn't want to live here.
It's too early to tell if Odom is a good coach. I definitely believe the extension was premature. Agents have perpetuated this belief that recruits care if he coach has four years left on his contract. But if you're a stud four-star or five-star recruit, the fact that Odom has three years instead of four years left on his contract is way down the list of important factors when you're judging between a powerhouse such as Alabama. If you want to play before 100,000 fans at an SEC school, Odom's contract doesn't matter. If you're choosing between Nick Saban and Odom, nobody looks at their contract status.
It all depends what happens today. It usually depends on what dominoes fall.
That might have been the deciding factor. Ha.
As I wrote last night, I thought the Blues gave their fans plenty of reasons for optimism. They could have easily been tied and actually should have been tied late in the game. Even without Jaden Schwartz and Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester the Blues were competitive against the best team in the NHL. Don't let the 3-0 score fool you.
Yes, I have. I'm quite impressed with them. It will be interesting to see how they hold up while Schwartz is out. They're hopeful that Pietrangelo won't be out that long, so that's a good sign.
New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has expressed an interest in landing an NHL team. That's a very good sign. I bet the NHL would be interested in putting a team in Houston.
So if you know this, do you think the recruits know this? It is all window dressing. Do you think opposing teams don't tell recruits that Odom's extension is just eye wash?