So, um, we doing this?

And just like that, the St. Louis Cardinals are in a playoff position. A week ago, the Cardinals were firmly in single-digit odds to make the postseason, trailing both the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds for the National League's second Wild Card spot. And now, the Cardinals' playoff odds, effectively staked entirely in the…

Matt Carpenters don’t grow on trees, either

On Monday night, following Max Scherzer’s excellent outing against the St. Louis Cardinals, one of my admittedly numerous pet peeves sprung up—the deeply retrospective takes that the Cardinals committed historical malpractice by not signing Scherzer, Who You May Have Heard Grew Up In St. Louis And Went To Mizzou, when he became a free agent…

Ranking the 22 seasons of the 21st century St. Louis Cardinals

Yesterday, the Twitter account for the Seeing Red podcast, hosted by the omnipresent Will Leitch and Bernie Miklasz, posted a ranked list of the 22 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals this century. Here is that tweet. https://twitter.com/seeingredpod/status/1430535458224803847?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet I agree with some of this list and disagree with other parts of it, but also it's…

The Yadier Molina extension is a slam-dunk move for sentiment and a solid move for winning in 2022

Yadier Molina is well past the point where the St. Louis Cardinals should reasonably expect him to be one of the best catchers in baseball. Entering play tonight, Molina's offensive numbers were underwhelming--an on-base percentage just a tick above .300 with just eight home runs amounting to an 86 wRC+--and his defensive metrics, while still…