St. Louis Cardinals: Failed vesting options could add to the Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 14: Matt Carpenter #13 and Tommy Pham #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after Pham hit a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 14: Matt Carpenter #13 and Tommy Pham #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after Pham hit a two-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on September 14, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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The St. Louis Cardinals have, of late, been rather disappointing when it comes to moves via trade, etc. It is safe to assume this trend will continue.

The St. Louis Cardinals promised a busy trade deadline and failed to deliver. We have heard Mozeliak speculate that the overloaded outfield will afford the organization to be busy this offseason and while I want to believe that, while I want to think that the club will consider some out-of-the-box options like the kinds listed in the previous slides, I’m not so sure it will happen.

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I predict, based on the track record from this season, that Lance Lynn will walk. I predict that Adam Wainwright will be reinserted in the starting rotation. I predict that Matt Carpenter will man first base and that Gyorko will remain at third.

I likewise predict that the promising young arms we are getting glimpses of here in September will once again begin the 2018 season in the minors. Let me be clear that I believe that some of the young arms will do well to begin the season in the minors, I do not believe that ALL of them should have that outcome.

Bottom line is that the St. Louis Cardinals do not need to repeat 2017, or 2016 for that matter, and unless they do something, it is likely that they will see the repeat of poor performances. Especially if they intend on keeping Mike Matheny in the managerial role.

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Time will tell as to whether these predictions are correct or not and fans must now suffer through the remainder of September as the St. Louis Cardinals toy with all of our hearts. Stay tuned and we’ll update you on all things Cardinals as the season expires.

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