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LukeW9027 wrote:...as long as they have Pujols, Rolen, Carpenter, and LaRussa, they will be in contention as always.
JTWood wrote:Cardinals are sinking? That's ridiculous. Why? Because they didn't give Suppan and Marquis awful contracts? Because they extended a Cy Young pitcher through his useful years? Maybe it was the solid second baseman they inked. Or maybe they are taking a step backwards because they picked up a talented pitcher in Wells who just so happens to be coming off of a freakish injury.
The ownership has made nothing but smart moves so far, and if it costs them in the short term ('07), it certainly won't pin them down in the future ('08). There's no doubt that the Cardinals are not in an enviable position rosterwise, but they weren't last year and look what happened.
Like I said at the beginning of 2006, the goal is to get to the playoffs. After that, who knows what happens. Not that anyone expects an 83-win team to take the Series again, but you get the point: The Cardinals can compete in 2007. That's all that matters.
RAmst23 wrote:why not sign a couple extra relievers?
I'd like to have seen a better effort to go after Schmidt.
especially in 2004 when I thought we were an awfully strong team (and then we got Walker!)
dcskater619 wrote:the cubs lineup is MUCH better then the cardinals, and the pitching staff, as well as the bullpen (especially without wainwright), is better as well..
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