The scenario goes like this: The front office is supposed to supply the players. The manager is supposed to give them the best chance to win. But the players? They are the ones who really decide if it's a good season or not. We have 52 more games to find out.
Edman has tailed off, no question. But still he has played solid defense, has stolen bases and been a part of several important rallies. But they didn't bring him up here to carry a team, like Goldschmidt can/has done. He is just one of many.
O'Neill still is a top prospect who has had a little trouble, unfortunately, staying healthy. Keep in mind that Marco had several chances to succeed here. When the trade was made, nobody batted an eye, and you know that.
They'll be heard from again. But their starting pitching has to be better. As distressed as you appear to be here about the Cardinals' staff, the Brewers' rotation is not comparable, especially with Woodruff out with an oblique strain.
I don't know that Syndergaard was ever that available, especially after the Mets got Stroman. They're making a run at the wild card this year.
How does the name Ted Simmons sound?
If the attendance drops by 500,000 or more, you can bet some things will change. We don't know that yet.
I would think Arizona would like to keep him for the same reason.
Cole will be the top pitcher sought in the off-season. The Cardinals surely have to jump in the sandbox on that one.
As sorry as the stats are, Carpenter has been the Cardinals' best leadoff man so far. That doesn't mean that Wong, or even Arozarena, couldn't be tried.
We walked into the West Palm Beach Kennel Club one night and he looked up at the television where they had a simulcast of harness racing from Yonkers Raceway. He looks at the tote board for a moment and then tells me what the trifecta will be. He was right. No form, no nothing.
Well, if you're being honest, why don't you wait until you see how the season comes out? Unless you already know. Then tell us and spare us the agony.
That's the only way I know. Sitting on their hands is a little strong. The Dodgers didn't get ace reliever Vazquez from Pittsburgh. The Yankees didn't improve their rotation. I don't see any whining still going on there. July 31 is over. The Cardinals didn't do anything. Is the season a complete bust? I hardly would think so. TBD. at the very least.
What was Goldschmidt hitting on Flag Day?
The Cardinals do have the staples of good bullpen and good defense, both of which win games or make you lose if you don't have them. The Cardinals have only to be a little better offensively and a little better in their rotation to have a chance.
The American League has won three of the last four World Series the past seven All-Star Games. Case closed. The Cardinals don't have to win the American League.
You haven't had any trouble "communicating" it today.
Do you not think the Cardinals needed offense more? That's why they traded for Goldschmidt and, after some anxious moments, I think that has turned out all right.