In 2013, the St. Louis Cardinals made it to the World Series. Things didn’t quite work out for them at the end of the year, but it was a good year. When we think of Cardinals eras, we often cut things off at 2011, the last year of Tony La Russa and Albert Pujols, and the last Cardinals championship. That era really extended to 2013 with the continued primes of Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday, and Adam Wainwright. Their declines in 2014 made for a transition year.
Despite starting the season 3-9 and being six games under .500 more than one-third of the way into the season, the Cardinals enter this series with the Cubs having a shot at first place in the division. The team would need to sweep to exit the weekend in first place, and the odds of that happening are about one in 15, but given where they’ve been this season, this opportunity has to be viewed as a positive development. The Cardinals should destroy the Cubs.
We are just about a week away from the all-important September 1 date where players outside of an organization are not eligible for postseason rosters, effectively ending the waivers trade period that being on August 1 after the initial trade deadline. There’s still time for the Cardinals, or any other team, to make a move, although a big move seems unlikely. There’s been a lot of talk about Giancarlo Stanton and his salary. Let’s dive in.
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