The time has come for the [Cardinals] to get younger…it’s time to move on from guys like Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. The Cardinals went after them to try and build a winner. It didn’t work out, and they need to accept that.

This is true, but it’s only part of the story. There’s something very wrong with the Cardinals' talent system– my guess is it’s with development, but there’s probably some blame on recognition, as well.

The Cardinals' window to win has been shut