Amazingly it’s been over three months since my last post. And since then the Cardinals became World Champions! With clutch performances by Yadier Molina, Jeff Suppan, Jeff Weaver, Jim Edmonds, and Adam Wainwright, to name a few, the Cardinals easily defeated the San Diego Padres, squeaked by the New York Mets and obliterated the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Now it is time for a report card on the key players from the St. Louis Cardinals championship run.
Albert Pujols: A
Albert finished as the runner up to Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard for the N.L. MVP but also one his first gold glove at first base. He set career a career high in homeruns despite his first trip to the Disabled List in his career.
Chris Carpenter: A
Chris finished third in Cy Young voting and if not for a rocky September caused in part by his manager’s insistence on pushing his pitch counts to get key outs late in games. He was effective in the Playoffs as well though he was overshadowed by Weaver and Suppan.