St. Louis Cardinals officials said they wanted to make a “big splash” in the market for Cuban baseball players when they signed infielder Aledmys Diaz on Sunday, but their first signing might turn out to simply be a drop in the proverbial bucket.
For all that can be said about Matt Holliday, one thing that can’t be taken from him is his flair for the moment. In considering criticism of him, it is as important to measure the body of work, as it is the moment.
The heroics of Carlos Beltran in the month of October are nothing new. However, in last night’s game one of the National League Championship Series, he had his signature effort as a Cardinal during the season’s final month.
Tonight, the National League Championship Series kicks off at Busch Stadium. Finding the edge is tough, but who carries it: the hottest team in baseball or the most proven team in it?
The situation at the back end of the Cardinals’ bullpen four years later is nearly exactly the same.