The Tide is high

but I’m holdin’ on…
The red tide of doom and gloom has engulfed Cardinal Nation. I refuse to be ****** in.

The Belliard move was a slight upgrade, for more money. It may only be a short-term move, if he’s not resigned. Doesn’t bother me either way. I’ll take the draft picks if he leaves.

Jorge Sosa? For a guy that can throw 95 MPH, he’s worth losing Mr. Scalamandre. Not sure Dunc can turn him around, but I suppose it’s worth a shot.

So, that’s it for the non-waiver trade deadline. I guess we’ll see what the next month brings, and what the cost is.

I don’t live in St. Louis, so I’m not up on what Mr. DeWitt said about spending money on the team. But would Cardinals fans really rather have Anheuser-Busch running the organization? Do you remember what the team was like from 1990-1995? And let’s be honest…while an enthusiastic owner, Gussie Busch was not throwing money around like Daddy Warbucks towards the end of his life. He was cheap even during the great Eighties.

Even the great Billy Beane admits that his method of building a team only works for the regular season – in other words, to build a team to win a division and get to the playoffs. Getting from the LDS to the LCS and into the World Series depends a lot upon luck.

The Cardinals have a team capable of winning the division, and representing the National League in the World Series. What the team does with their opportunity depends on how well they play, avoiding injuries, and the myriad possibilities of how their opponents play and their injury status.

They’re not as good a team as they were in 2005, and certainly not as good as the 2004 team…but they’re not that much worse. With 2 months left in the season, the division is theirs for the taking. As for next year, I’ll worry about that when they’re done playing this season.

Now…go get ’em, boys!

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One comment

  1. k.f.rogers@gmail.com

    Sosa did horrifically for the Braves down here, so much he got the nickname Mr. Blown Save.

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