Tommy Pham has long been the darling here at Viva El Birdos. Despite his misfortune with injury, we remained steadfast in our optimism that he might one day make an impact for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Needless to say we are pretty excited about Jeff Sullivan's article at Fangraph's about the Cardinals best player:
The best player on the Cardinals, by Wins Above Replacement, leads the team by a margin of one full win. The best player on the Cardinals didn’t crack the opening-day roster. As a consequence of that, the best player on the Cardinals gave serious thought to calling it quits. The best player on the Cardinals is a 29-year-old who came into the year with a half-season’s worth of major-league experience. The best player on the Cardinals has himself an extended injury history, and the best player on the Cardinals has also had to manage a degenerative eye condition, called keratoconus. The best player on the Cardinals probably isn’t supposed to be the best player on the Cardinals.
The best player on the Cardinals is Tommy Pham. Without Pham, the Cardinals are not even close to making the postseason. We are so happy!
what else is going on in baseball...
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what the cardinals are up to...
- Carlos Martinez ready for Players Weekend | MLB.com
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- Gordo: Is it possible Cards had too much job competition? | Jeff Gordon | stltoday.com
- Langosch Still Expects 'Offseason of Change' Regardless of Cardinals' 2017 Finish | 101Sports.com
- Here's Why the Cardinals Found Their Mojo and Turned Their Season Around | 101Sports.com
- The Cardinals Lose 10-4 Good Buddy | Viva El Birdos
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the boston red sox
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- Cardinals should destroy the Red Sox | Viva El Birdos
- Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4: Red Sox cruise thanks to huge fifth inning | Over the Monster
- The 2017 Player Shirt Power Rankings: Post Trade Deadline | Over the Monster
- A Boston Red Sox Community | Over the Monster
the nl central
- Anthony Rizzo leads Cubs' win over Reds | MLB.com
- A sign of MLB's future? Why the Chicago Cubs' 4-man outfield vs. Joey Votto matters | ESPN
- What Do the Reds Have in Luis Castillo? | FanGraphs Baseball
- Reds' Joey Votto doubles with 4 outfielders | MLB.com
- Joey Votto Faced a Four-Man Outfield | FanGraphs Baseball
- Tucker Barnhart on Catching | FanGraphs Baseball
- Updated Top-10 Prospects Lists: NL Central | FanGraphs Baseball