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Wainwright’s labor day

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

3 Responses to “Wainwright’s labor day”

  1. Brandon Says:

    Rooney also mentioned the cutter issue. Last year I felt he used it a bit too often and it does seem to be his “tell” pitch in terms of whether he is likely to pitch well. But we shall see.

    There may be something to the “tipping” concept – it’s kind of a go to response anytime somebody struggles and there isn’t an obvious explanation, but maybe that was happening.

    From the arbitrary endpoints file – looked at Waino from July on (excluding the last two against Cincy) and the numbers match his season numbers quite well. So the narrative I have heard elsewhere about how he’s really struggled since the All-Star break doesn’t hold much water – he really just had two bad games against a good team. Happens.

  2. MattinDurham Says:

    Hey Pip,

    Long-ish time reader (a year maybe), first time writer. How about another post on Westbrook now that the baseball gods seem to have been reading your blog (and Wacha delivered last night…even if pulled too early)? No ill-will towards Westbrook meant.

    Matt

  3. Pip Says:

    Thanks for finally writing, Matt — glad to hear from you. I apologize for not writing your requested article until tonight — hopefully it’s not too late. It almost was last night! 😉

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