I don't know that I'd crush my farm system so much for Archer. I don't think Archer is worth giving up Weaver, Flaherty, Kelly and Grichuk. That's just too much.
It's all about public funding. Those MLS2STL folks didn't want to pay the whole freight for a stadium and the expansion fee. Their big money guy was not from here, so he saw this as an investment. They wanted money for the city to the tune of $60 million. Until the community can give them that cash, MLS doesn't seem likely to come here.
I assume a top prospect would be included just to get the negotiations started.
NFL franchises aren't going to get cheaper. Despite the NFL's struggles, the franchises are still wildly successful.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale notes that Moustakas may be falling into the Cardinals' lap.I wonder if his market would drop enough to lower his price enough for the Cardinals' liking.
That's a difficult question to answer because we don't know what is also on their plate. Plus, you don't know that the Cardinals want both.
I don't remember the conversation. You assume the Cardinals are done. It's too early to tell. What qualifies as a big move in your mind? There aren't really many teams that would pull off multiple deals on par with an Ozuna deal. That's a lot to expect at this point, but the closer should also be considered a big move once it's done.
Sorry. Here's another Longoria question.
I cannot talk you off the ledge. I will say that the Cardinals have improved and are a much better team than they were at the end of the season.
I'm surprised they didn't sign him right after the season, but I guess they're going after much bigger fish in the bullpen market.
The Cardinals are better than they were at the end of the season by a lot. That's the most important thing to consider. They're all not done yet, so you might want to wait before freaking out. They'll be a contender next season.
Sadly, MLS has had two decades to put a franchise in St. Louis and never did it. Sadly, no local ownership group has been able to convince MLS to put a franchise here. This latest try failed because the voters didn't want to give up $60 million in public funds and the ownership group wasn't willing to build a stadium without a $60 million gift from city residents. Until the county and city find a way to work together, there's probably not a chance that MLS will ever come to St. Louis.
That's an interesting question. He definitely made a good case for himself last year. We'll see this spring if he garners a bigger role, but it still depends on how much late-inning relief help the Cardinals add before spring training.
It will be interesting to see how the Cardinals approach next winter. I believe they'll definitely go after one of the top players in next year's free agent class.
Mercy, that's a lot of money to commit to one player. I cannot imagine Bill DeWitt Jr. will want to play in that type of market for Harper.
As long as there is legal gambling and illegal gambling, for that matter, and fantasy football the NFL will still thrive. I don't see another sports league surpassing the NFL in two decades.
That is a very good question.
Tanking definitely helped those teams.
I agree with you that I don't see that reunion happening.
That's the key question. They don't have much cap space, so they're a bit hamstrung there. Perhaps Tage Thompson can claim a spot and show that they don't need to make a trade.