St. Louis Cardinals: Baseball is better and the Cardinals must be too
Every single St. Louis Cardinals fan has reached a new level of frustration with the favorite team in the arch city and something must be done to make changes. End of story.
As I sat this morning playing MLB The Show 17 on my PS4, I noticed a fake advertisement on the outfield wall that stated, “Baseball is better.” I felt myself cheer a massive AMEN! But then I remembered that our 2017 St. Louis Cardinals are anything but better and my frustration returned.
I know I’m not alone in my frustrations. Surely all of us have watched the recent moves and games with the greatest angst. I, for one, am exhausted by a lackluster team. I, for one, am tired of a coaching staff who seem unable to make remarkable changes. AND, I- for one- am tired of an organization’s management who cannot close a deal or force a change from the top down.
Something must change. Period. Matt Carpenter cannot remain in the three spot and not hit like a three-spot hitter (never min his base running mistakes). Dexter Fowler must find his way and own the lead-off spot. The bullpen MUST be better. But how does one actually “fix” these things (and more)?
Let’s take a look at the suggested changes that St. Louis Cardinals have made via twitter. First, fans are suggesting that Jonathan Broxton needs to go. There is absolutely no way for me to disagree with this. Period. Broxton is a dead weight in the pen and Mike Matheny uses him far too often.
Another change that fans are honking for is for the return of Magneuris Sierra. This looks like it might be happening sooner rather than later. I also read yesterday a tweet stating that hoping Sierra repairs the St. Louis Cardinals is a massive indictment on the quality of the team. The tweet did praise Sierra but pointed out the great point (sorry, I cannot locate the tweet again).
I’m afraid I must agree with the sentiment here. I too want Sierra back but if the hopes of the Cardinals lay with this single promotion, then we are all ignoring the glaring other problems.
Continuing our look at changes suggested, twitter likes to equally suggest that Kevin Siegrist and Brett Cecil need changing. Some are calling for a DFA of Siegrist; others are calling for a demotion for Cecil. I wouldn’t lose sleep over either of these changes.
Then we get to the patriarch of the St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina. From what I’m reading on Twitter, fans are growing more and more tired of Yadi’s poor play. We all know this man is the best behind the plate but something is amiss. My opinion? Yadi is tired of the coaching staff (more on that in a minute).
The solution for Yadi? It is being loudly suggested by fans that the time has come for Carson Kelly to receive his promotion and for him to spell relief for Yadi. And why not?
Why not indeed. The St. Louis Cardinals offense could REALLY use these numbers in their division– a division in which they are still holding the number two spot thanks to the pitiful play of the other NLC teams.
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Back to my belief that Yadi is tired of the poor coaching staff… I honestly believe that the way to make St. Louis Cardinals baseball better, the time has come to make changes to the coaching staff.I would NOT lose sleep if Mozeliak and DeWitt cleaned house and let someone else take a try. A change of this nature would shake things up and force change.
I find myself scratching my head as to why we have a Quality Control Coach who we see only when he delivers the lineup card to the umpires. Could he rise up and manage the team in the interim? Would someone like Jose Oquendo consider coming and managing? Or could/should the organization look outside the team for a replacement?
At the end of the day, my gut tells me that- at a minimum- the time has come to send John Mabry packing. If no other changes are made than this, this should at least help the offense. Please, Mo, at least consider THIS change.
To me the time has come to make St. Louis Cardinals the better that the PS4 advertised. What do you think? What changes would you make to reverse the frustration and angst? Let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading!