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"The Cardinals seem like they want to go into their own fallow period, spending less and winning less. The accidental Arenado trade forced them to try for one more season, but the lack of attention to the offense outside of the deal -- most notably the loss of Wong -- left the team short at the plate once again. That they acquired not a single hitter at the trade deadline, not even someone to backfill the worst bench in baseball, underlines the point. Truthfully, I don’t know where the Cardinals go from here. I’m not sure the Cardinals do."