Yadier Molina has made plenty of headlines lately. First, after manager Mike Matheny implied Molina looked tired, we got this Instagram post. A few days later, Yadi took to Instagram again to throw shade Matheny’s way. Then, CardsCards gave us a look at Yadi’s future Instagram posts. It’s fair to question
In recent years, the St. Louis Cardinals front office has seemingly focused on constructing a roster with a high floor. The free agent signings of Dexter Fowler, Mike Leake, and Brett Cecil support that notion. This philosophy keeps the team competitive, and it’s hard to argue against the front office’s
This offseason, as you know, Yadier Molina received a three-year, $60 million extension from the St. Louis Cardinals. That extension takes him through 2020, his age-37 season. At that time, Molina’s 2016 offensive rebound made his poor season at the plate in 2015 look like an outlier. Defensively, he was
Entering the season, the Cardinals bullpen projected to be a strength. Instead, it’s been the team’s biggest hindrance. The Cardinals bullpen has 20 losses and only 9 wins. Their .310 winning percentage is the worst among all MLB bullpen units. Yet, despite that glaring problem, some suggest the bullpen is fine.
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs If you’re looking for reasons why the Cardinals offense has struggled, you could point in almost any direction and be right. Today, I’m pointing at the three-hole in the lineup. Then, since Dexter Fowler has taken 21 of his 22 plate appearances in the three-hole since returning from
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Earlier this morning, our new Intrepid colleague Joe Schwarz (@stlcupofjoe) published a fantastic piece about pitch sequencing and Carlos Martinez. You can (and should) read it here. Last Friday, Carlos Martinez faced the Mets. In that start, he gave up seven hits, five runs (all earned), and two dingers