Friday, January 31, 2014

The Rise And Rise Of The St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals are a dangerous team. They always have been. They always will be. Why do I say that? Pitching, a plethora of pitching. Not only at the major league level, but up and down their minor league system.
They say offense wins games and defense wins championships. I say a steady stream of pitching creates a dynasty!
The Cardinals have an embarrassment of riches right now. They have a problem most teams would love too have.....too much pitching. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has pieces which will allow him to wheel and deal. If a problem persists sometime, he can unload a pitcher for a bat or a bench player.
As it stands right now, with Adam Wainright, Michael Wacha, Lance Lynn, Jaime Garcia, Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly there will be a logjam at the major league level. Their bullpen has a few potential starting pitchers, particularly Carlos Martinez, who is considered a pitcher with a very bright future.
I'm sure manager Mike Matheny and pitching coach Derek Lilliquist must chuckle to themselves about their pitching dilemma. No need to worry about pitching.
I honestly feel the St. Louis Cardinals will become the New York Yankees very soon.

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