As the trade deadline has taken its place in the rear view mirror, there have been a fair share of mixed reviews and reactions from the moves made by the St. Louis Cardinals.
It appears the St. Louis Cardinals Organization lacked luster in trading for that “game-changer.” In all reality however, determining whether or not that “big name” is the ultimate priority for the Cardinals, is important. According to social media and the majority of fans, certain players who remain on the roster for the St. Louis Cardinals, should have been dealt long ago.
The group of young prospects collectively received among the last week(s) have shown glimpses of productive skill sets, and potentially a bright future. Nothing is a given within the game of baseball. (That much has been observed, after the departure of Tommy Pham.)
It must be stated that by broadcasting a preconceived notion that of which predicts negativity by those acquired, is substantially ridiculous. It will be interesting to see just what the future holds for the (3) prospects acquired for Pham.
Entering the month of August, it does not take a keen batting eye to observe that the St. Louis Cardinals have had their share of inconsistent baseball. Media and journalists can speak and write until they’re blue in the face; however it does not change the fact that this has also been a very large lesson to be learned. Baseball is a funny sport.
Dealing with frustration and failure is what (at times), shapes a ball club. The plaguing occurrence of injury and under performance when it’s least expected, has bitten the St. Louis Cardinals (without a doubt) in 2018. As a subject that can be argued consistently, MLB has expressed an oddity in the style of play this season. It can be observed as “the year of the pitcher.” Strikeout numbers are on the rise, and home runs totals aren’t necessarily as extravagant as last season expressed.