If you read a bit from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, you can see there's a bit of nervousness going on down there.
See Bernie Miklasz' point #3?
It says, "This one won't go over well, and I'm not trying to troll anyone here. But I believe the Cubs' expedited rebuilding program under team president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer is making the Cardinals a little nervous. If indeed the Cardinals view the Cubs as a rising power, then that's another reason to make a big move here to strengthen your roster for the long haul."
Their core is getting up there age-wise.
Their rotation might be getting a little less dependable as far as health goes - remember Adam Wainwright at the end of last season?
He had a little elbow thing to clear up.
His regular season ERA was pretty sterling at 2.38, but in the playoffs it ballooned to 5.63.
So why not go get Scherzer?
Because he costs one billion dollars?
That's alotta worm to chew, dude.
There are other guys too, most notably Cole Hamels and David Price.
And I figure they'll do SOMEthing.
Anyway, I gotta scram and go watch football.
But it's so gratifying to actually have the Cubs make the Cardinals nervous.
Here's a Miklasz quote from a recent video he did: "The Cubs Cardinals rivalry will also be better because this rivalry will soon become alot more about competitve, high-stakes baseball and alot less about drinking beer. Not that there's anything wrong with drinking beer."