‘s potential buys him far too much slack in L.A. Looks like they’ll keep giving it to him. Which is nice (for the rest of us). Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
There are actually written tenets of The Cardinal Way™, then there are the unwritten ones. One of the latter is that you play hurt, especially in the postseason. It’s why we love Yadier Molina so dang much. Anyone who has ever spoken to him in person can see how tired he is from taking such a beating behind home plate every day. Think how painful it was of him to catch with a sprained thumb in the NLDS. I don’t care how fat Yadi’s catcher’s mitt is. A Trevor Rosenthal heater will smart. At the far other end of the spectrum, you have Puig, who pulled this garbage heading into the postseason. (Puig played just 79 games in ’15, by the way.) But hey, good news Cardinals fans. The Dodgers generally feel like this about their semi-regular left fielder, so he’ll never be on the trading block to tempt Mozeliak or any other GM. Good!