The Misery Has Ended

Sorry I was slow with the updates this weekend. It was my daughter Anna’s birthday so it was all about her.  Happy Birthday Anna!!

It was good to see St. Louis go out on a winning note.  There is a lot of work to be done.  If they decide to rebuild, I hope they look at the Cleveland Indians.  It just looks like the Renteria to the Cardinal rumor isn’t going away anytime soon.

The Cardinals go into this offseason without reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2003.  Remember that is the offseason that yielded the Cardinals Jason Marquis, Ray King, and most importantly, Adam Wainwright.

From StlToday a quote that made me semi-optimistic about next year:  “I don’t think you can count on either guy until you see them on the field performing as they have in the past,” (Dave ) Duncan said. “This year should have taught us that lesson.”  The only thing about that is that you would have hoped they would have figured that out years ago.  So hopefully they will not go into next year depending on Carpenter or Mulder.

Some more from Stltoday:  “We don’t have a good experience with (Wells) starting, so we’re going to try and avoid that,” Tony La Russa said.  Hey, it only took Tony 162 games to figure that out.

On Friday, Baseball America released its Top 20 prospects of the Midwest League.  The only Cardinal farmhand to make the list was Tyler Herron at Number 11. 

With all the bad things that happened this season, at least the Cards will have the Number 13 pick in next year’s draft.  Come on Pedro Alverez, drop due to signability concerns!

Keep checking back as I will continue with daily entries (or almost daily) and I will have an announcement in the next couple days.

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2 responses to “The Misery Has Ended

  1. ‘Course, unless something changes, anyone that drops due to signability will probably drop past St. Louis.

    I don’t think there’s any chance this team stands still in the offseason. There’s little to delude themselves with this year. They know they need pitching, and they’ll probably have to trade to get it.

    Looking forward to the announcement, whatever it may be!

  2. Jack

    The cardinals finished with a 85-77 record in 2003.

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