What’s Next?

The Cardinals did not play well in Los Angeles.  I hope they do better in San Francisco.

It seems like I have been having these hopes of a breakout all season.  I think I have.  Just when it looks like the breakout is about to happen—-it doesn’t.  I don’t know what to think anymore.

I have said there is something wrong with this team.  I could speculate on and on about what I think it is.  I have thoughts and impressions, but nothing I could back up with anything concrete.  Moreover, I think my biases would color those thoughts and impressions anyway.  I don’t like how this team looks, and I don’t like how it is being managed.  Those are my biases.  Anything I theorize about why this team has played so inconsistently is going to be influenced by those biases.

The Cardinals are calling up Oscar Taveras again.  Maybe that will work.  It didn’t accomplish anything the first time Taveras was up, but it was a small sample size.  He needs to play, but he also needs to play in the right environment.  I am just not sure the environment he is coming into is not toxic.  I am not sure that it is, but I am sure that something is not right.  What that something is is the mystery.

I will come right out and say it.  I am not enjoying this season at all.  I am not enjoying it to the point of not watching any games for over a week just to have some peace of mind for a change.  Yesterday’s game was the first one I watched in a while.  I sat there, crocheting, to have something to do with my hands, and I thought I don’t really want to even watch this.  I have never thought that way before.  If my brother wasn’t there with me watching it, I probably would have turned it off.

My brother says the team needs to manufacture runs.  He says they finally have some speed and they need to use it.  He says the power isn’t there, so they need to use the speed.  I can’t disagree with that, but that doesn’t appear to be the strategy. Kolten Wong is hurt, and Peter Bourjos isn’t going to play enough to get in the rhythm he needs to hit.  Those are the facts.  Without Wong and Bourjos there is no speed.  Therefore, the power has to come.  Maybe Taveras will bring it.  If not, then I don’t know.

We just have to wait and see what happens.  That is all I am going to do.  Wait and see what’s next.

 

Thank you for reading.

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  1. baseballmania

     /  June 30, 2014

    My observation is too many young players.
    But that is how the GM wanted it.

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