I believed I use the term "broad authority" and he certainly does have that. There is every reasonable expectation that a person whose job it is to look after your interests actually does so and in this case that applies to both Rob Manfred and Tony Clark. The upshot of this affair is that the people most victimized remain victimized and most of the people who created the problem in the first place come through untouched in any meaningful way. It's hard spin that and Manfred in particular has failed miserably in the attempt.
I think there are too many guys who are better than Smith, and he doesn’t have any options left anyway, so in addition to his bad defense and bad bat, He has no flexibility. I would much rather have Williams, who is at least versatile And has a good reputation on defense. Meanwhile regarding Stewart, So far he hasn’t shown anything and I am afraid he’s going to turn out to be just another bad draft pick. Regardless however he’s not gonna be ready for the start of the season, even if he’s healthy, they will send him down for a while at least.
edit: If the impossible actually happens and Davis is released, I don’t think that makes it more likely that Stewart makes the team. Not only is he injured, but their other guys were probably ahead of him. It might open up a spot for Smith, but I doubt that too. However, Davis isn’t going anywhere, so it’s moot.
I'm same age as Crush, workout 5-7 times a week, lifting 3-4 times, and I've probably never been stronger, I'm not increasing the weights as high and frequently as I used to. I use protein powder, eat better (more vegetables and cooking my own meals) and that is it.
Not suggesting anything, I don't know his body fat percentage, just responding to the fact it is not unreasonable as a professional athlete to gain 25 pounds of muscle in a 5 month period. It could be it went up because he did 25 pounds of beer and pizza with atomic. But seeing as he looks more physically built in the pic comparisons and his muscular structure is similar to what it was in 2017, I'd say he converted/gained what he lost which is not at all hard to do, speaking from my own lifting experience.