The current version of the St. Louis Cardinals is not very good.
The starting pitching isn’t going deep enough into games and the bullpen becomes a merry-go-round.
In many ways, I like the idea of a consistent lineup but when the players don’t perform, it is time to bump them out. Instead, we hear announcers blowing smoke with any little scratch hit as the player is coming out of it. Too bad we can’t have them tell us the truth.
We expect and should demand better. The Cardinals can’t beat good teams.
In the minor leagues, Memphis is one game above the .500 mark 3.5 games back of 1st place.
Springfield in AA is currently 7 games back and just a half-game ahead of the last place team.
Palm Beach has looked good and is 12 games above the .500 mark and in first place.
Peoria is next-to-last in the Midwest League and not playing very well.
What does this mean on this date? The organization is not in good shape!
But they keep building around the stadium to enhance people keep coming to the area so they can draw into the ballpark. Their priority is money (yes, I know it is a business). The issue is that they aren’t really trying to do that through good baseball but by downtown entertainment.
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