Listening to Bernie Miklasz, Cardinals beat reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on Baseball Prospectus Radio, I was struck by something very odd. Miklasz held up the fact that the Cardinals had been competitive with the !Devil Rays as proof that the team was pretty good.
Think about that one for a minute. "Competitive with Tampa Bay".
As good as the Rays' young players are, and as well as they're doing so far this year, and as much as I'd like to see the guys I've been watching in Durham do well, it's still a mighty slender reed to support the proof that your team's not doing it with smoke and Wellemeyers.
And one that, I think, has never been uttered before.