Colorado Rockies: Sizing up the rest of the National League
St. Louis Cardinals
I’m a big BBQ fan and St. Louis has some of the best around and Busch Stadium is so beautiful. So how about those Cardinals? They’re 3-4 right now, but I’d still put them in the same tier as the Brewers. Dexter Fowler was struggling to get a single hit, though as for the rest of the team, I’d say they’re on par for doing about the same as last season. They have new additions in Marcell Ozuna and former Rockies closer Greg Holland.
They did, however, lose Lance Lynn, so I’ll be interested to see how the do without one of their most talented pitchers. It’s also worth mentioning that it seems like Mike Matheny can do no wrong in the eyes of the front office, so we’ll see how long they keep him at the helm of management. This team will probably come close to contending but they won’t get near a Wild Card spot.
I like chili so let’s head over to Cincinnati next. They’re 1-4, which is not astonishing coming from this team. They don’t seem to have any momentum or leverage in a very competitive division and that’s not good.
They have a potential of losing some of their most prized possessions in Billy Hamilton and Scooter Gennett. Joey Votto isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so you’ll see him around for a while. As for the pitching, off the top of my head, I couldn’t tell you a single one of their starters let alone the bullpen. I only know that 2017 first round draft pick Hunter Greene will have a lot of pressure on him when he gets called up. I don’t see this team doing anything out of the ordinary anytime soon.