Things Bode Well for the St. Louis Cardinals Future
Things are looking good for the St. Louis Cardinals. Even if they bow out in Atlanta on Friday, there is reason to be optimistic for the future. On a side note, how would you like to be a fan of the Cubs where they are making 2017 projections as to the year they hope to make some noise. How bad would that be?
Looking at the line-up for Game 162 and then seeing the result makes a Cardinal fan smile. The announcers made a point, and a good one, that all the starters for the game were signed by the Cardinals and were in the Cardinals farm system. All of them. That is impressive.
This writer (me) wrote one column this season where I was down on the work (bat) of Pete Kozma. He came to the major leagues and has played very well. Shelby Miller was quite impressive on the mound by allowing one hit in 6 innings against a good Reds team that played their regular starters. Matt Carpenter continued to impress with the winning RBI as he has done a few times this season.
Trevor Rosenthal, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly and Sam Freeman provide a nucleus on the mound of hard throwers that could provide an important presence for the Cardinals in the future. There is a myriad of players I could write about at this time but the point has been made. The Cardinals future is very bright. It wasn’t by accident that a young manager was hired over older, more experienced people. It was by accident that the first base coach, pitching coach and others are considered young on the baseball scene. It was part of a plan for the future.
Congratulations to John Mozeliak on his forward thinking.