The Cardinals pulled the trigger on one of the most roundly debated moves in many years Friday afternoon, by trading third baseman David Freese to the Anaheim Angels. It is a decision that is good for business, but more difficult for the heart.
It was no secret that the key to winning game five of the National League Division Series would require a strong performance from Adam Wainwright. However, what he ultimately delivered was far more than just that.
The early season tailspin of the Cardinals season was due much in part the inability to close games out late. Yet, with his success closing out games raising his profile, it makes him a sleeper candidate for a guy having a huge contract year.