For Your Consideration
● Trevor Rosenthal pitched a clean ninth inning to nail down his 14th save of the season. Even though the Cardinals have been an excellent team and won the World Series not too long ago, they go through closers like it's nothing: Ryan Franklin, Fernando Salas, Jason Motte, Mitchell Boggs, Edward Mujica and now Rosenthal have all been given a shot at the job -- and that's just since 2011. So it's not like there wouldn't be precedent for Rosenthal, who's had a rough season, to be unceremoniously pulled from his role in favor of Motte, who just came back from the disabled list and who only ceded the job in the first place because he got hurt. Rosenthal has the pedigree of an elite closer, but if his 4.56 ERA continues to go south, the Cardinals may not hesitate to turn to their backup plan. It's a situation worth paying attention to, and if Rosenthal blows another game soon, a speculative add of Motte might pay dividends.