Originally Posted by 757690
I agree it's way too early, but it's based more on what I've seen, instead of the actual results. They are a below average defensive team with a pitching staff full of contact pitchers. They definitely have time to restructure the team, but as they are built right now, they better score a ton of runs.
LOL at the pitching staff full of contact pitchers comment. Yeah because we all know that Homer Bailey, Mike Leake, and Arroyo are amazing strike out artists...
To draw any conclusions of a team this early in the game when key players are out for the Cardinals is a bit silly.
EDIT: The one thing I question is why Rosenthal isn't in the closer's role until Motte is off the DL. As I said on this forum in a previous thread (which some of you scoffed at because of the "everyone can close" mantra) Boggs sucks as a closer. He proved it again tonight. Excellent setup guy, one of the best in baseball last year, but if he is in the closing role he folds like a cheap suit. Rosenthal is perfect for the 9th innings. It boggles my mind why he isn't pitching there.