Yeah, but it's not like the Olympics was a thing when it was held here. Come on.
The Cardinals bid for all three Marlins outfielders. They were able to make deals for Stanton and Ozuna. Stanton refused to come and Ozuna. The Yelich deal came later, when the Brewers met Miami's price and Yelich made it clear he wasn't thrilled with being stuck on a loser.
This has been comical, the minor league parks one-upping each other. But the old classic of the cheeseburger on a doughnut bun is hard to beat. And deep-friend White Castles? What could go wrong . . .
Yeah, unfortunately. If it can happen to Matt Holliday, it can happen to Wainwright. But in Adam's case I'd give him one more chance. Can never have too much pitching, as we have seen again this summer.
No idea. That's a good team and sometimes it's the primary late game.
Sure. Why not? He has been at his best offensively and he is still elite defensively.
What a mess for the Cards today, BTW. A lot of the on-field stuff that got Matheny fired is happening again. Sloppy fielding, sloppy baserunning . . . not a good showing.
Yeah, add clutch hitting to the things not getting done today. Wainwright is out there competing, but this game looked bad from the outset.
Mozeliak made multiple in-season moves to reshape the bullpen and he added Adams to the bench after the waivers-free deadline. Given the way the team was playing with internal upgrades, I can't argue that the team should have spent big on a rental player. A week ago this team was in the playoffs. The Cards came up a week short.
I was a bit surprised teams didn't respond when Martinez was available earlier this season when Mozeliak was shaking things up and Shildt was ready to ride Fowler full time. So we'll see on that. And it's interesting to see how quickly fans turned on Carpenter again. Martinez and Carpenter are two of the key guys in getting the Cards back in the race this season.
Actually, that is a fair projection for this team this year. Could the Blues go further? Sure, but I think they are a season or two away from peaking with this group.
Some pitchers ran out of gas, for sure. Another problem: The Cubs are better and they have been all year. The Brewers, now that is the team the front office has to look at. The Brewers were more aggressive going into this season and they got the payoff. That's why I suggested earlier that this team should consider 100 victories the new season goal. The Cards can't count on other teams getting out of their way, as they did for La Russa a couple of times.
It did NOT take the Best Fans in Baseball long to sour on Shildt.
Come on now, Carpenter got a lot of big hits in a lot of big games to get the team back into it. Without his surge, the Cards would not have become relevant this season.
Just an ordinary game. He could have used some early run support and more help in the field..
Well, we'll see what the trade market looks like. We know the free agent marketplace is about two hitters deep. Get past Harper and Machado and you're unlikely to find a team changer.
I'd argue that this about the same caliber, in the regular season anyway, as two Cards teams that won it all. But this time around other teams finished much, much better. Overall, no owner has offered a more consistently superior product than DeWitt.