Three men on, no outs.
Benjamin Hochman is a sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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“Everything about him just draws you toward him,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
The front office put together a good-enough club to battle the Cubs for division supremacy in late July. But the blatant reality was the Cards needed a little extra bolstering via a new starting pitcher. No problem, right?
The Cardinals’ goal is to be a playoff team now, while simultaneously building to be a playoff team every year in the near future, too. But wh…
The plan in December 2016 was for a situation just like this: A Cardinals pivotal series in, say, 2019, and who's in center vs. the Cubs but …
In January, the Cardinals potentially had 10 starting pitchers on their roster. Manager Mike Shildt even said that he thought five of them were No. 1-type starters. Fast forward to late July and the looming trade deadline, and the club finds itself short on . . . starting pitching.
Once the clock ticked into Monday, there were 63 hours until the trade deadline and 63 days until the season ends. The first 63 will directly impact the second. Every hour there isn’t a trade — or every trade that doesn’t involve the St. Louis Cardinals — the city will simmer.
The old pitcher still lives out in Colorado, where the ERAs are as high as the elevation and the natives.