Hard not to be impressed by him ignoring a fairly large contract offer, betting on himself, and then being on pace in early august for like 9+ WAR and breaking the pre-steroid HR record. Trying to remember others that have backed up their contract negotiations to this level.Crow, you said earlier that you'd be OK if he left. I dunno man, I kinda want him to stay.
Of course I want him to stay, but Cole + Judge making $70m for the next forever years still scares me and maybe not having confidence in Cole as an "ace" leaves a really bad taste in my mouth about 10 year contracts.Crow, you said earlier that you'd be OK if he left. I dunno man, I kinda want him to stay.
Yeah, they are trying to stash guys and it is tricky. I believe they put Stanton on the IL in part so they would have more time to trade Gallo, I think they traded for Bader because they like him for 2023 and because they can put him on the 60 day IL right away and save a roster spot. Fans would like Cashman to maximize this current team's chances and I think he did that in some ways, but also he needs to keep looking forward also for future editions of the team, it is a very tricky balance.True, but this quick back and forth makes it obvious why Monty (or another starter) had to go. Cole, Montas, Sev, Cortes, Taillon, German, Schmidt... We had too many starters.
Yea, I've been stuck on the Cole homerun topic for years now. When he's off, he can't keep anything on the ground and gives up an incredible amount of bombs. His numbers prove it out, I think this is his 21st or 22nd homer allowed this season.Well, except that Cole's given up three home runs.....