The Cardinals’ hearts match their minds in the Piscotty deal

Piscotty, shown sliding home here, just got the best slide home he could have asked for with his mother stricken with ALS . . .

Piscotty, shown sliding home here, just got the best slide home he could have asked for with his mother stricken with ALS . . .

When the Cardinals were bumped out of their final National League wild card hope at September’s end, I observed several things. Including the trio of Stephen Piscotty, Randall Grichuk, and 2016 rookie star Aledmys Diaz dropping off the OPS+ table to a collective 87 between them. The Cardinals, I noted, were going to have to figure out how to re-adjust the trio.