Sunday, October 11, 2009

fizzle... pop... dead

We played hard and lost. We have nothing to be ashamed of.

Good season, everyone. Now go home and rest up, because Spring Training is only about five months away.

I guess it wasn't meant to be.

(pause for dramatic effect)

Oh, well. There's always next year. (Egads, did I just say that? Deep breath, I will not turn into a Cubs fan.)

I like a good underdog, so I'll be rooting for the Rockies and Twins.

Where do the other playoff teams stand? Glad you asked? (And yes, I realize you didn't actually ask.)

  • I heard on ESPN yesterday(?) that it might be "a while before they can play competitive baseball in Colorado again."
  • Minnesota, with ankles in hands, are on the verge of a fate similar to the Cards.
  • The BoSox were swept out of their series as well.
  • No promises, but if it comes down to the Yankees and the Dodgers, I might just put in a DVD and forget about baseball altogether.

The offseason should be interesting, if nothing else.

  • TLR and Dave Duncan may or may not be back. I would love for them to return, but I'm not holding my breath.
  • Matt Holliday will probably end up with the Yankees (unless you believe in karma).
  • Mark DeRosa will probably end up back with the Cubs (or possibly the Padres).
  • Troy Glaus won't sign anywhere this offseason, but I expect him to get ST invites.
  • Rick Ankiel will NOT get everything Scott Boras thinks he's worth, but he won't do too badly. He'll stay in the NL, because as we all saw this year, his defense is much better than his offense.
  • Joel Pineiro will get a 1-year deal to stay with the Cardinals.
  • Jason Motte has seen the last of big league action for a while.
  • Todd Wellemeyer... well, it's hard to say if he'll get any interest this winter, but he's a very likable guy, and I hope he gets another chance. Somewhere else. Cause, well, likable is nice and all, but I want to win next year.
  • John Smoltz will definitely get interest, but I'm not entirely sure he wants to come back, regardless of what he says. I'd love to see him back in a Cardinals uniform, but that's a hard one to pick.

I guess that's the upside of a long season--you don't have to wait too long for another chance.

(forced smile)



I'm just going to bury my face in a pillow and cry for a few weeks.

One more season over, one more opportunity missed.