The St. Louis Cardinals have a long history of being a top team in baseball. But their reputation has begun to transition into fear.
The St. Louis Cardinals have always been one of the better teams in baseball. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember. Now, it’s unfair to say that they are always good and never have any low’s, because we all know that’s not true. But that doesn’t change the fact that this team has been recognized as a winning organization.
I’m only 21 years old, but I remember growing up watching players like Albert Pujols, Brendan Ryan, Ryan Ludwick, Chris Carpenter and Yadier Molina. I’m sure you’re curious as to why I’m mentioning all this, but it’s because of a couple different reasons.
First, the Cardinals have always seemed to put together a winning team regardless of the competition in not just the NL Central, but all of baseball. They trusted the process of prospects and it’s one of the things that keeps not just Cardinals fans, but most baseball fans, in awe.
Nowadays, teams with a big market like the New York Mets, New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers, are more than willing to trade for the big name, or go out and give a big contract to players in order to create a lineup that should only be possible in the MLB game ‘Road to the show’.
The reason I mention that last bit was more to show the fact that the Cardinals are one of the few teams left that really trust their farm system.
The second part to that is that the Cardinals, who always trust their system to create their next generation of players, don’t generally go out and make the big signing. However, could it be more to that? Could they be scared to make moves?