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.
Youth has been served this season for the Cardinals, as the prophecy of their top ranked minor league system was fulfilled. But moving forward, there are even more young Birds that have a chance to make a breakthrough impact next season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have had several players jump toward the front of the National League Most Valuable Player discussion throughout the season, but none of them are likely to win the award once the season is complete.
The New York Yankees’ outfielder, Ichiro Suzuki, reaches an amazing plateau last night.
It was not too long ago that the mere mention of Jon Jay’s name sparked a conversation about every way that he could be replaced. Yet now, he the most unlikely (and occasionally most undesirable) catalyst of the year.