The ball park probably plays into it, but Carpenter has hit well here in other years. And Goldschmidt doesn't seem too affected.
We shall see. He was going to be in Game Three anyway and that would be even more pressure.
But they have come to the conclusion, at least, that they aren't obligated to play him every day. And he hasn't been.
As you so starkly point out, there is some work to be done. But I prefer to play it one season at a time and this one isn't over yet.
Wow. I wasn't ready to talk much about 2021, let alone 2022. Of the ones you mentioned, though, I have more interest in Montero and Gorman than the others. There really is no way to tell how close any of these minor leaguers is without them having had a minor-league season this year.
It would make more sense to pine about Arenado a year from now when the Cardinals' financial picture should be a little less murky. But what would a Monday chat be without a dozen or so Arenado questions? I wonder how many the Denver Post has.
You are correct there, Cowboy. The question is: Is he worth $12.5 million for one year more? I say, yes. But I could be in the minority.
I believe you're referring to Luis Perdomo who appeared in 10 games this season, with one of them a start. I do now know if he will be on playoff roster.
I can see the Reds getting that far.
I found the Cardinals "outclassed" in only one recent postseason series and that was by Washington in the NLCS last year. And, generally, the Dodgers have more money with which to play than the Cardinals as far as taking on high-salaried players. But, yes, perception plays a big part in this. And the perception here is that if the Cardinals don't win the World Series, it's a bad year.