Trading for Arenado in an offseason where most teams sit on their hands is half-in?
I don't understand that logic.
Yes the Cards could get better. What team couldn't? The Dodgers could get better. Any team could get better.
The Cardinals got better this offseason.
I don't think they are one of the best teams in baseball on paper right now.
I do think they could be one of the best 6-10 teams, and one of the best 6-10 teams have a decent chance of doing some good things.
Check out recent World Series for proof. The Rays and Nationals come to mind.
Please point me toward proof of me being a front-office apologist.
It certainly wasn't when I was banging on the team all offseason to improve the offense on top of bringing back Molina and Wainwright.
I'm not going to carry the torch for the shut-up-and-play crowd. Ever. Sorry.