Walt Jocketty on 700 WLW
Jocketty joined Bill Cunningham this afternoon:
"He (Joey Votto) has to fit better into the role we see for him, or he might have to hit in a different spot in the order..... that's something Bryan will certainly approach Joey with, and something we will discuss. There are certain things he has to do."
Walt on BP comments about Bob Castellini: "Yes, he was wrong, we handled it internally and will continue to handle it internally."
Walt on Dusty not breaking up the BP and C. Trent incident
"It should have happened, it didn't,"--
Walt on coaching staff changes
"I think there may need to be some changes, yes."
Walt on 2014 season
"We are going to take a much tougher approach to preparing this club, I know what it takes to win."
"In Choo's heart I think he really enjoyed playing here & loved the city. If it is truly up to him, I think he will stay."
What do you think of the comments? Listen to entire interview here:
What do the Cardinals know/have that the Reds don't?
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 18: The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 18, 2013, in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Cards have developed a culture of success
They've spent 429 million fewer payroll dollars over the past seven seasons than the Yankees, $154 million fewer than the Tigers, $72 million fewer than the White Sox and -- here it comes -- $114 million fewer than (gulp) the Cubs.
And here's the most astonishing part of all:
This trip to the World Series will be as notable for who isn't part of it as who is.
Cardinals clear rulers of NL
This year, the Cardinals are making their fourth appearance in the World Series since 2004. They've won twice. That’s dominance — a stranglehold on the National League, a consistent and seemingly unshakeable ability to perform in October.
The Cardinal Way shines through
The richest teams are valued at over $1 billion and the best players are paid tens of millions of dollars each year, but the big bucks are no guarantee for success on the diamond.
There's a cheaper and seemingly better way — it's called the Cardinal Way - and it is a recipe that has made St. Louis one of the great franchises in America's favorite pastime.