Originally Posted by Mastodon
Yes! We are lucky we had guys who just so happened to play well all season and win 97 games! Luck had nothing to do with the Cards locking in a wild card spot that in any other season in the 100+ year history of the game would not have existed.
Read my earlier posts bro, i give the reds lots of props. i thought they were the best team in baseball this year. Can we look at how the cardinals are unlucky though? Allen Craig who was our best rbi man missed a fifth of the season. Our best pitcher only made 3 starts and our second best pitcher had a bad year coming off tommy john. We lost arguably our best hitter on the team for the whole year with knee injuries. Our closer blew 7 saves. 5 of those saves were blown with 2 outs and 2 strikes on the batter. We also lost our veteran shortstop to elbow surgery with a month left in the season. The cardinals were the most unlucky team in baseball. Coming into spring training i truly expected the cards to run away with the division and win over 100 games. And if they didn't have all the injuries and bad luck i think they would have. But finally all that bad luck from the day pitchers and catcher reported through september is finally being balanced out now.
Is that right? No, the 2nd wildcard is ridiculous. But its not like the players are going to say, "no, we didn't earn it, Atlanta, you can play the nats." So please get off this luck bull crap.