The St. Louis Cardinals seem to have a way with unheralded prospects. If Sunday is any indication, Paul DeJong might be this year’s find. DeJong had quite the major-league debut Sunday against the Colorado Rockies.
5/29/17 | 1:58PM: Elliotte Friedman was on the radio in Calgary today and was asked about Kovalchuk. (FanRag) He said, again, that he has heard that Kovalchuk wants to come to the Rangers but added"I don't think the Rangers are going to do it." (FanRag) 5/16/17 | Elliotte Friedman cites Russian Sources who believe that Ilya Kovalchuk has had "serious interest" in joining the Rangers as part of his comeback to the NHL. (Sportsnet) Friedman notes that he isn't sure of the Rangers interest in Kovalchuk and also notes that even if they did have interest they would need to work out a trade with the Devils. (Sportsnet) Reports have indicated that Kovalchuk would like to stay in the NYC area or possibly
Part of received wisdom of modern baseball analytics is that the standings tend to lie to you until Memorial Day. Early in the season teams and players get off to hot starts that inflate their records (see: Reds, Cincinnati), while others stumble out of the gate and look mediocre (see: Cardinals, St. Louis). Were these hot and cold streaks to come in July rather than April, they would appear as little more than noise in the standings. But when it happens in the beginning of the season, we may be tempted to draw conclusions about which teams are good and which teams aren’t based on a small sample size. On Memorial Day, most teams are or nearly are one-third of their ways through the 162-game schedule.