When No News Is … Well, No News

Shhh … do you hear that?

Listen closer.



Me neither.

All is quiet. Too quiet.

And it’s very strange.

Even though the season has officially been over for just more than a month, there has been Cardinals news hot off the press since the World Champs were crowned. Tony La Russa, Albert Pujols, Mike Matheny, Yadier Molina, David Freese — there’s been news about them all. From awards to premieres, this is the first time time I don’t have mid-week news to report.

I know, I know. We Cardinals fans were spoiled with in-season news that lasted so long. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to take now that there’s nothing.

Or maybe it’s the fact that there could be something — in fact, will be something eventually — regarding Albert Pujols. But there isn’t. Not really, anyway. And because there isn’t news about No. 5, there isn’t news about others like Furcal or Dotel. Or even Edwin Jackson.

The questions are back in full force about Adam Wainwright’s return and the “experts” are weighing in … but still, no news. Just opinion. Assumption. Rumor. Blah. Blah. Blah.


There was one thing. It’s relevant in a slow-news-day meets over-discussed-drama kind of way.

The Royals have some interest in Colby Rasmus because of concerns that Lorenzo Cain may not be ready for an everyday role, Elliott reports.

How is that still relevant?

Two things:

  1. Colby back to Missouri means all sorts of fireworks when the interstate rivals meet.
  2. I saw this in the mall today and, quite literally, laughed out loud. Then I thought, “Well, this is awkward.”

“Which one is not like the others?”

Yeah, like I said — it’s too quiet when that is news!

The winter meetings are next week. I don’t know that, unless a Pujols deal is reached, we’ll learn much. Regardless, it’s something more than this week!

Hurry back, baseball. Like that cute, but terribly sad little kitty, I miss you.


Tara is a St. Louis Cardinals reporter for Aaron Miles’ Fastball and a contributor to Around the Horn. Follow her on Twitter @tarawellman.

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