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August 4, 2017


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ST. LOUIS On some level, everybody knows baseball is known as a busine s.

Of course, fans get attached and emotional and hold tightly with the romance and drama together with other non-bottom-line facets of the game. But youd better believe the squad fool themselves, too. It is known as temporary and intentional bli sful ignorance.

You dont have to think of it as a firm, new Cardinals pitcher John Lackey told Sporting News on Friday, after getting to Busch Stadium. You still want fun, you'll still choose to play baseball, you prefer to compete. But youre definitely still working with regard to.

Ron Brooks Jersey Being jolted away from that la-laland isnt fun, and also reality of baseball was driven home on the majors on a Thursday which may long be remembered in deadline-day lore.

It had not been per day of high-profile prospects being called into the manager's office in minor league parks. Oh, no. Rrt had been on a daily basis when general managers took sledgehammers to the framework for their big-league rosters.

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The As, people who just love the most suitable record with the majors, traded their cleanup hitter, Yoenis Cespedes, in a very stunning deal for Red Soxace Jon Lester.

The Tigers, leaders with the AL Central, pulled their starting center fielder, Austin Jackson, over the field in the middle of the sport as he was moved within a package to land Rays ace David Price.

And the Cardinals, in the thick within the NL Central and NL wild-card races, traded two players utilizing 25-man roster, starter Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig. The scene from the clubhouse Thursday following a move was really a bit surreal, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatchs Derrick Goold, additionally, the players werent too happy, says FoxSports.coms Ken Rosenthal.

On Halapoulivaati Vaitai Jersey Friday, after the long flight from Southern california to St. Louis to consider events, some while in the clubhouse remained adjusting.

I mean, you somewhat adopt genital herpes virus treatments do here. Were all so around one another well, Cardinals starter Shelby Miller told SN. You read it from them places together with other organizations, where each options of that ranking. Its tough if you one of your buddies go, two of them. But like I said, its part and parcel of the game play. I dont know. Its beyond our hands when it comes to that. Theyre always oftentimes a method to create the team better, and youve simply to believe the things they're doing.

This was Millers first real deadline-day experience, and the reaction the hurt of losing two teammates contrasting with knowledge which the move may make his team better seems about ideal for a gamer in reference to his limited big-league experience.

Doesnt mean its easier to your veterans, though.

From my perspective, Ive experienced many trade deadlines. You never Patrick Robinson Jersey want to see guys go. Its hard, said catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who just joined the team this morning. Its guys you, from Day 1in spring training, you relax with and say this guys still my family for Lane Johnson Jersey eight months, while someone goes such as that, its hard. Then you no doubt know its an element of the busine s plus you've got to welcome the fresh new guy.

And thats what this weekend is perfectly for, to welcome the brand new guys. Lackey and Justin Masterson met their new Cardinals teammates as a beginner Friday. Cespedes was at Boston. Lester and Jonny Gomes were in Oakland. Jackson made his Seattle debut Friday. Price was expected from the Detroit clubhouse Saturday.

And the proce s of baseball rolls on.

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