Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, May 3, 2023 -- "Cardinal Sins"

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"We’re talking about two things here: Why are the Cardinals 10-20, and what will they be going forward? They’re 10-20 because their rotation has been bad, because they have provided too little consistent playing time to their hitters -- affecting the offense and the defense -- and because they’ve lost a disproportionate amount of close games. They’re not a .333 team."