It’s not bad enough that he concocted a list of the league’s best players, then incorrectly put them all as being products of the same draft to show how David Murphy was a slow developer. Now he thinks the Cardinals have plenty of reasons to be optimistic after an 83-win world championship season in which they made the playoffs simply because of the equally incompetent Houston Astros. The reasons for this optimism?
- Tony La Russa
- Chris Carpenter
- Defense, personified by Yadier Molina, Jim Edmonds, David Eckstein and Adam Kennedy.
- Albert Pujols.
- Scott Rolen
- Jason Isringhausen
Color me significantly underwhelmed.