Posted on: May 3, 2012 at 07:34:48 CT
and I agree. It's not so much that he left, it's HOW he left. He acted as if the Cardinals disrespected him, but the Cardinals played the hand they always play. They were looking to reward AP but weren't going to back up the truck. And that's why the Cardinals probably have the best management in baseball...and I say that based on their success versus the size of the market.
A lot of Cardinals fan ***** when the management doesn't just spend money for the heck of it, but it's why we win. You can't have both. I'm amazed other teams haven't figured this out. When's the last time a team when out and spent a bunch of money in the offseason and won the next year. It almost never happens that way. There's more to winning than just payroll....chemistry, luck, injuries, on field play, etc.