The 2006 World Series team is almost nowhere to be seen on the upcoming 2008 St. Louis Cardinals. Another thing that is nowhere to be seen is off season patrol; and what I mean by that is, the Cardinals front office is taking a step back and allowing Houston and Chicago [Cubs] to get better.
Losing Eckstein to the freakin’ Blue Jays was a travesty. Jim Edmonds was going to leave the Cardinals sooner or later by a trade, and as sad as it was, the Cards didn’t receive jack squat in return besides some prospects that could never turn out to be ‘real’ prospects. The kid named Colby Rasmus buried in the Cards clubhouse better be ready to be around a Major League diamond next season.
Not to mention that Scott Rolen and Tony La Russa are both acting like children. “You hit me first, so I hit you back” type of stuff has gotten old between the two. It looks like Rolen’s welcome has been long-strained, and he’s heading out the door as we speak.
– Aaron Miles will not be a Cardinal in 2008.
– Kip Wells will not be a Cardinal in 2008.
– So Taguchi will not be a Cardinal in 2008.
– Cezar Izturis will be a Cardinal in 2008.
Nearly depleted like no other team in sports.