Monday, April 17, 2017

Questions Remain For Cardinals' Defense After Offseason Focus Of 'Being More Athletic'

The St. Louis Cardinals (3-9) return home after being swept by the Yankees (8-4) in New York over the weekend. General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny were both asked about how urgent the need is to turn around their rocky start.

Cardinals fans have been frustrated with every aspect of the team through the first couple weeks of the season. With the exception of middle of the road starting pitching (15th in ERA by starters), the Cardinals rank poorly in every meaningful statistical category. The offense has been anemic (25th in runs, 28th in batting average), and the bullpen battered (their 7.34 ERA by relievers ranks last in MLB).

With an unexpected 3-9 start to open the 2017 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are faced with a myriad of problems as they try to get back on a winning track.
STL Baseball Weekly

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said multiple times on Monday that "everything is on the table" as he and manager Mike Matheny seek to jump-start a team that had stumbled out to its worst 12-game start in 29 years.
St. Louis Official Site

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