The Phillies are a very bad baseball team, we were witness to this two weeks ago when they came into St.Louis. Philadelphia has won 11 of their last 50 games. This is what a rebuild looks like and its not pretty. The Cardinals have to take advantage of these opponents.
While much of the attention has turned toward selling assets and planning for the future, the second half of this season still remains. Last night was the beginning of a twenty game in twenty day slate to finish the first half. Starting with the series in Philadelphia, the Cardinals have
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