The comical thing about this to me is that, even without any information from Heyward himself, Heyward, just taking a guess, probably valued winning over the money in choosing the team with the younger MLB core. The Nats could have a nice future, but that depends on kids coming through, which they may, but is at yet uncertain. The Cards are sort of at a crossroads with an aging core.
I'm pretty sure the guy is trolling Cardinal fans.
Banedon wrote:Gammons says there's two opt outs.
Weird ... two opt outs? Wonder if it's something like Year 3 and Year 4, letting him pick and choose his time, dependent upon his production at said time, while he is still in his prime.
Tim wrote:Bull wrote:Tim wrote:By 2015 WAR, we just took StL's best hitter and best pitcher. And 2 of their 3 best players overall.
Which one falls to third and why? What am I missing?
Well, by fWAR, Carp was at 5.2 vs Lackey at 3.6, iirc.
Ah, gotcha. Duh.
Tim wrote:"Hawthorne Effect". Basically, people improve their behavior if they know they're being watched. I'm a competitive cur, so having friends that are also doing it drives me to want to "win" daily/weekly challenges and such.