|Facing off against the Royals in the World Series on the 30-year anniversary of the Don Denkinger call would be something, wouldn't it? |
|They emerge from the rough close to the first half just fine, because that's what mentally tough teams do. |
|Since sweeping the Cubs, they've only won five of the last 14 games. |
|Did I jinx them? I sang their praises last week and they've now lost six of their last nine. |
|Randal Grichuk, stealth Rookie of the Year candidate.|
|Carlos Martinez is having an exceptional first season in the rotation and his second half will be very interesting to watch -- first of all, how the Cardinals deal with his workload and secondly how he deals with it. His combined (minors plus majors plus playoffs) innings counts in the last three years: 104.1, 120.2, 103.2. He's up to 87.1 right now and we aren't yet to July.|
|They could yawn their way to the playoffs. Seriously, just playing around .500 ball the rest of the way gets them north of 90 wins. |
|Every time a team comes close to overtaking them, that team falls apart. I guess the next one is the ...
|Bang-for-buck reminder: John Lackey is making the league minimum this season. |
|Matt Holliday has been on base in every single game this season. That's ridiculous and it actually got me wondering: Has his career been a bit underappreciated nationally to this point? I'm gonna lean toward yes.