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St. Louis Cardinals

Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.252341553.32
NL Central Division3rd5th5th1st
National League 7th11th13th4th
Power Rankings
DateRankingPrevious
07/09/20141115
Try this one on for size: Kolten Wong has three homers in 182 plate appearances. Matt Holliday has five in 380.
07/02/2014157
More than half a season isn't a small sample or a fluke. At some point, you are what you are, and this offense continues to be below average -- especially in the power categories. With a banged-up pitching staff and a now-very-strong NL Central, something needs to change.
06/25/201473
Sixty percent of the rotation has had an elbow or shoulder issue in June. That doesn't bode well moving forward.
06/18/201434
There isn't a week that goes by without me second-guessing where I ranked a few teams. That's part of the job with something like this, especially with so many things changing each week. I can't remember a time, though, where I was actually angry with myself until last week's Cardinals ranking. They were way too high. No excuses: I messed up. What's funny is since then, they've actually been outstanding. Now they've won eight of nine and appear worthy of a top-five ranking. I'm not going to correct now what was wrong last week, but I still wanted to be accountable. They were at least five spots too high. My bad.
06/11/201445
Adam Wainwright has to be the leader in the clubhouse as the NL All-Star Game starter. Not only would it be well-deserved, it would be his first and his manager, Mike Matheny, is making the choice.
06/04/201454
Now that Oscar Taveras is in the show, familiarize yourself with lefty Marco Gonzales. He's the next great Cardinals prospect.
05/28/201444
They haven't been alone in first place yet this season. That will have changed within the next week, I predict.
05/21/2014411
Jason Motte will be eased back into a bullpen role, but given Trevor Rosenthal's control problems to this point, it's far from a sure thing who will be closing things down for the Cardinals come September.
05/14/20141110
A few of their recent wins were more like escapes (take the past two Sunday night games, one against the Cubs and the other the Pirates, and then a walk-off hit-by-pitch win in 12 against the Cubs Tuesday). Still, they aren't playing well at all and sit at .500 with a very talented roster. Things could be much worse.
05/07/20141010
Trouble? You tell me, St. Louis. Last year's Cardinals never even dipped as low as four games over .500 once the calendar turned to May. By May 7 they were eight over and never again went below that. May 7, 2014? Exactly .500. There's still plenty of talent here, but everything isn't rosy.
 
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2014 Team Leaders
AVGMatt Adams , 1B.336
HRJhonny Peralta , SS13
RBIMatt Holliday , LF44
OBPMatt Carpenter , 3B.379
SLGMatt Adams , 1B.536
RMatt Carpenter , 3B58
SBKolten Wong , 2B11
WAdam Wainwright , SP11
ERAAdam Wainwright , SP1.79
WHIPAdam Wainwright , SP0.92
KAdam Wainwright , SP111
SVTrevor Rosenthal , RP27
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