One of the reasons the game of baseball is so fantastic is because it is the most unpredictable game in the world. Anything can happen at anytime because players can get hot and unfortunately, players can get cold as well.
Slumps are a big part of baseball. They can last days. They can last weeks. In some instances, slumps can last an entire season.
The performance of any player will vary from year-to-year and in a roundtable discussion with the United Cardinals Bloggers back in February, we asked the bloggers which St. Louis Cardinals' player would be most likely to have a drop-off in 2013? Here are their responses. (Note: this conversation took place a couple of weeks ago, well before today's news of Jason Motte's injury.)
Bill Ivie of i70baseball.com
I don't know that I see a "big drop off" for anyone, but I think it is unfair to expect Carlos Beltran to perform at his clip last year. His age will catch up to him and start opening the door for the...