What Do The St Louis Cardinals Need To Fix?

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Jul 4, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick (47) celebrates with left fielder J.B. Shuck (39) after scoring the winning run in the ninth inning as St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) walks off the field at Angel Stadium. The Angels defeated the Cardinals 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

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The St. Louis Cardinals have finished their 8 game road trip and went 3-5 during the road trip and not winning a single series. The Cardinals are in a free fall. Since June 15th, the Cardinals went from having a 3.5 game lead over the Cincinnati Reds and 4 game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now they are  2 games back of first place and have gone 6-10 since June 15th. So what can the Cardinals fix?

Find an everyday closer

Even if it’s just for this season, try to see about picking up a reliable everyday closer. Mujica has been decent but he blew the save last night and hasn’t been himself lately, giving up 4 earned runs in his last 5 appearances. This is something you don’t want to see with your closer. Brian Wilson is still a free agent and will be throwing for teams later this month. The St Louis Cardinals need to be one of the first team to bring in Brian Wilson.

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  • Garret

    Brian Wilson hasn’t thrown an MLB inning since April of last year. You’re on Mujica for not being sharp and blowing 1 save this first half of the season. During his last full season in the MLB (2011) Brian Wilson blew 5 saves. He’d blown three by July 1st and his ERA was half a run higher than Mujica’s. During his one (singular, only one) dominant year, which was 2 1/2 years ago, he also blew 5 saves. He’s 14 months removed from his second Tommy John surgery, something which (as you’ll remember with Adam Wainwright, whose only undergone 1) takes guys roughly two full years to really get back to form . . . so yeah. Let’s bring in that guy to solve our back end of the bullpen “crisis.” How is this linked to Sports Illustrated’s team clubhouse page? Yeeesh. Pull up a stat sheet before you just chuck a name out their because you like the guys subway commercials and remember he was in a world series.