The St. Louis Cardinals have had a disastrous season to this point.
Widely expected to take the NL Central division before the season started, they are currently in last place with a horrible 27-41 record.
The Cardinals’ ineptitude has been one of the most shocking stories of the 2023 campaign.
They have dropped their last four contests and eight of the last ten, surprisingly bad for a team with Nolan Arenado and reigning NL MVP Paul Goldschmidt.
Fans, of course, are losing their patience.
Cardinals insider Derrick Goold reported a conversation he heard among fans at the stadium.
“Fans are restless in front of the press box. Chants for front office dismissals. Demands to get back to the ‘Cardinal Way.’ And then, as you’d expect, one polite caveat that maybe no one gets fired — if they get some pitching. Not heard that before at Busch Stadium III,” he tweeted.
Fans are restless in front of the press box. Chants for front office dismissals. Demands to get back to the "Cardinal Way." And then, as you'd expect, one polite caveat that maybe no one gets fired — if they get some pitching.
Not heard that before at Busch Stadium III.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) June 14, 2023
The Cardinal Way is a method of doing things organizationally that preaches specific focus on player development, practice drills, roster management, and even behavior off the field.
However, the focus here should be about getting the Cardinals some pitching.
The franchise seems to be shooting itself in the foot with some of their roster decisions, particularly taking so long to call Matthew Liberatore up.
The team is 22nd out of 30 MLB teams in ERA, at 4.48.
That’s not going to cut it, and the front office knows it.
Fans are desperate and are starting to beg for heads to roll.
It’s not too late for the Cards since they play in a mediocre division, but fans want to start seeing results now.
That’s not happening without some pitching reinforcements.NEXT: The Cardinals Have Reached A New Low With Latest Loss