Every winter the outcry is for the owners to open up the wallet and spend. Believe it or not, they have. It just hasn’t worked out very well. The most recent signings of Brett Cecil, Greg Holland and Dexter Fowler have not had the greatest of returns.
Greg Garcia starred as he went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and the Cardinals downed the Reds 6-1.
Miles Mikolas took the mound for the birds for the third time this season. He showed how efficient he can be with only 83 pitches through 7 strong innings in which
Opening Day didn't go as most Cardinals fans hoped it would. Carlos Martinez was erratic and, when Matheny turned the game over to Matt Bowman, things just got more out of hand. There were a couple of positive takeaways, with Yadier Molina and Jose Martinez homeruns, and Jordan Hicks lighting
One of the St. Louis Cardinals' goals coming into the offseason was to add a closer. So far, they still haven't done that. They added Luke Gregerson, who does have some closing experience and could potentially fill that role but the back end of the bullpen is still a mess.