John Mozeliak has mentioned on several occasions that this years starting pitching performance is generally enough to keep a team in playoff contention. The 2017 starters have been great in the first fifty games of the season. Pitching that covers up major issues with the offense and terrible baserunning. But,
The end of the first road trip in 2017 finished just like first home stand: Another uninspiring loss where the team looked more prepared to board the charter than avoid a series sweep. An unenthusiastic, apathetic, and downright complacent team has shrugged its shoulders and made the early part of
The St. Louis Cardinals finally had a bit of good fortune Wednesday, beating Washington ace Max Scherzer. The good feelings the club felt after Opening Day were eroded by bad baseball over the next seven games. Beating Scherzer behind a fantastic start from Mike Leake my be the win needed
Losing two out of three in the opening series isn't the ideal start to the season, but there were plenty of positives to take away. From the newfound ace of the staff to the new lineup configuration, the 2017 Cardinals have taken a new shape. Look for each Cardinals -
For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone
The flowers appear on the Earth
The time of the singing of birds is come
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
The legendary Ernie Harwell led off with this poem before the first broadcast of Tigers baseball season
Over the next week, The Redbird Daily writers will be participating in a few roundtable discussions on the upcoming Major League Baseball season. We would love for you to join the discussion by commenting below with your picks! Today we will tackle the National League.
National League West
Kyle Reis - The
This is without a doubt the greatest time of the year. We have the Final Four on Saturday and Opening Night is to follow on Sunday. Spring Training is wrapping up and the Cardinals will head north to visit a couple of the minor league affiliates.
"Walking in Memphis"
Certainly a trip
Over the next week, The Redbird Daily writers will be participating in a few roundtable discussions on the upcoming Major League Baseball season. We would love for you to join the discussion by commenting below with your picks! Today we will tackle the American League.
American League West
Kyle Reis - ASTROS
The United States survived another round in the quest to win their first World Baseball Classic championship. They defeated an undefeated Japanese team in a steady rainstorm, rare in the Los Angeles area. Team USA advances to the championship to face Puerto Rico in what could possibly be the dream
The 2017 edition of the World Baseball Classic rolls on and the United States is still alive. If you were able to stay up late on Saturday, you had the chance to witness a classic. The United States and Dominican Republic played an elimination game with a playoff-type atmosphere.