Cardinals President’s take on struggles will infuriate fans

John Mozeliak. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
John Mozeliak. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

St. Louis Cardinals fans are tired of hearing the word patience. Yet, President John Mozeliak insists that fans wait on this team to get better.

Another day, another loss for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night to walk off the Cards. St. Louis is now 3-7 in their last ten games, have lost two games in a row, and are tied with the Cincinnati Reds for last in the National League Central.

It’s not time to panic in St. Louis, but expecting a fanbase as well known as the so-called ‘Best Fans in Baseball’ to be rational is a fools errand. Yet, that’s exactly what John Mozeliak wants from Cards faithful.

Yes, St. Louis has the talent to win. It’s why they were picked by most pundits to win the Central, and by some to win the National League. It’s also a historically-bad start for this organization.

The Cards are 9-15 through 24 games, which via ESPN Stats and Info is the worst 24-game start for them since 1973! Cardinals fans are not wrong to want answers, and Mozeliak has none.

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After another defeat at the hands of the Giants, this time more painful than the last, Oli Marmol’s comments reflected that or Mozeliak — stick with this team.

“At the end of the day, we’re going through a tough one,” Marmol said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “When you suffer like this, it creates a perseverance, perseverance and character. I’ll tell you right now, this will serve us well down the road. This group is not going to cave. I don’t care what people think. This will serve us extremely well when we get into September.”

The issues in St. Louis are compounding. The lineup, minus Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt, are struggling in clutch situations such as runners on base. The pitching staff is lacking, which is squarely on the front office. Even the bullpen, such as last night, hasn’t looked good.

That could all change soon, but for now it’s panic time in this notoriously-proud fanbase.

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