2. there is no doubt that the "Big Four" of the Cards are indeed mighty big. i would add Molina and make it a big 4&1/2. Molina is an average bat & a gold glove defensive catcher.
3. However, after the big 4&1/2 the Cardinals don't have a single player who can for sure be league average at his position. this is where i think the Reds can overtake them. maybe not in 2010 but soon.
4. check out fangraphs for a recent article on how lucky the Cards pen was last year. their best reliever is Trevor Miller. yikes!
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[QUOTE=HokieRed;2032890]Reds-Dodgers were already a rivalry in the 50's. That's when everybody in the NL hated the Dodgers because they were sort of the National League version of the Yankees. Rivalry in the 70's was rooted in the earlier one. That's part of the problem; you can't make a rivalry, it's got to grow over a number of years. That's what some of us who miss playing all the teams in the NL miss most.[/QUOTE]
I'm in agreement with this.
I miss the old Reds/Dodgers rivalries. Those were fun. Loved to hate LaSoirdid
Rivalry or no rivalry, I hate the Cardinals. I hate LaRussa. I hate their hitting coach. I hate their first baseman.
Win the Division
Just don't charge me "premium game" prices for doing so. I didn't have to pay them to see the Dodgers in the 70's, and these Cardinal clubs are no better than those also-rans...
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I believe the soon to be rivalry will be Cincy and Milwaukee. The Cards have a big future gap in talent to come.
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
By the way, how ironic is it that LaRussa, who has single handedly made baseball games way too long, was put on the panel looking into making baseball games shorter? Next, he will be put on a PED's panel. Or an alcohol awareness panel. You get my point.
Win the Division