Cusumano’s Opening Monologue: Hazelbaker, Diaz So Far the Story of 2016

Cardinals shorstop Aledmys Diaz scores against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 11, 2016.

Frank Cusumano kicks off every Hollywood Casino Press Box with a bevy of sports takes on the Gateway Motorsports Park Opening Monologue.

Cusumano on Tuesday said the 2016 season so far has been defined by the emergence of rookies Jeremy Hazelbaker and Aledmys Diaz.

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“Two guys who in the winter, no one was really discussing. But everyone knows (the name Jeremy Hazelbaker now). Diaz isn’t exactly coming out of nowhere…That bat speed is not going away, he looks legit. I wonder what happens when Jhonny Peralta comes back. Diaz has a chance to control his own destiny.”

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