2014 over/unders: St. Louis Cardinals
Let's lay some numbers on the 2014 Cardinals. For instance, when will Oscar Taveras be called up? Will Adam Wainwright finally win the Cy?
Another day, another team preview, another round of over/unders. Here's a quick explanation of what we're doing:
As part of our preview of the 2014 season to come, let's roll out a few "over/unders" for each team. That is, we'll assign a number to some different categories that, in their own way, will predict one facet of the season ahead. In turn, you, the loyal commenter, will let us know whether you take the "over" or "under" for each category. Stated another way, will the actual figure be higher or lower than the one we've presented? Remember, we're talking 2014 season and 2014 season only.
Today's team is the St. Louis Cardinals, who are coming off 97 wins and the 19th pennant in franchise history ...
Place in NL Central: 1.5
Adam Wainwright's finish in NL Cy Young balloting: 1.5
Shelby Miller's number of postseason starts: 0.5
Peter Bourjos's games played: 125.5
Date of Oscar Taveras call-up: June 15
Matt Adams's home runs: 24.5
Yadier Molina's batting average: .315
Matt Carpenter's doubles: 41.5
Michael Wacha's strikeouts: 189.5
Only seven of the 13 players haven't been moved since the deal
The Royals closer is heading back to Kansas City for tests
It looks like the Braves are about to be rid of Hector Olivera
The Nationals have traded for a new closer and demoted Jonathan Papelbon
To hear the manager tell it, the front office is working to move the franchise catcher
Billy Burns is expected to begin his Royals' tenure at the Triple-A level