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Ugly loss exposes team’s vulnerable underbelly

John Mozeliak notes that the Cardinals “still think we have some holes.” One is right field, stomach and Carlos Beltran would fill it well.

Despite currently polling at Fungoes as the Cardinals

4 Responses to “Ugly loss exposes team’s vulnerable underbelly”

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  2. MFOOZ Says:

    Great warning dialog! (An emphatic YES!!!)

    More interesting comments about Albert. Is he too big for his britches? He’s in an environment that encourages him to act like that. He operates at a level above the coaching staff. He can’t do that without the tacit approval of TLR. Is that a bad thing? I’m not sure.

  3. Pip Says:

    Yeah, when that dialog popped up, I had to smile.

    Not sure what to make of Albert’s antics. He’s not in Barry Bonds territory, but his above-the-team displays are disturbing. As to your question, how could it not be a bad thing?

  4. MFOOZ Says:

    If Albert is smarter than Tony, then maybe it’s a good thing. Exceptional players get longer leashes. Marv Levy let Jim Kelly call his own plays.

    I’m really playing devil’s advocate, though. On balance, I think it’s more important to have one skipper. At the same time, I reckon that really good managers tailor the lengths of the leashes to maximize positive results.

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