After many days of non-stop prognosticating regarding what direction the Cardinals would direction their steps would take heading into the trade deadline, the club finally made its move, acquiring pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians. And while the days leading into today’s deadline saw them be associated with every big name arm either potentially or actually available, in the end John Mozeliak returned to the low road to solve what could potentially be a major need.
As the St. Louis Cardinals face the final weekend of the National League Championship Series, and the baseball year as a whole rolls into its final go around shortly, the show still goes on, regardless of outcome.
The St. Louis Cardinals have starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to thank for helping them win the National League Central Division this season and make the playoffs in each of the last three years, but an attempt to recognize him for those contributions could cost them dearly in October.
Lynn’s spot in the rotation should be safe regardless of his struggles.
For the first time in almost a month, the St. Louis Cardinals will enter a series as the division leader in the National League Central.