Dennis

Rule 5 Draft Tidbits

by on November 29, 2010 · 0 comments

For me, one of the most interesting aspects of the baseball offseason is the 40-man roster adjustments and the “Rule 5 Draft”.  Players who are “outrighted” off the 40-man roster are sent through the waiver process.  If they pass through the waiver process unclaimed, then they are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.  The basic [...]

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A Time for Giving Thanks

by on November 24, 2010 · 0 comments

As the members of Cardinal Nation prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.  If you are driving this weekend, please be mindful of not only yourself but everybody else out there driving as well.  Most accidents are caused by people who don’t expect to [...]

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The Not-so-hot Stove

by on November 23, 2010 · 2 comments

I don’t claim to know any more or less about baseball, cars, or string theory (okay, well maybe string theory) than anybody else.  However, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express several times, so I think that qualifies me to make some wild guesses about what is going to happen over the next few [...]

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Bottom of the 9th

by on November 22, 2010 · 0 comments

It’s the bottom of the 9th, and I’ve been brought into the game to seal the deal with a 10 run lead.  That’s how I would describe the last couple months at PH8.  I wasn’t around for most of the year, so I deserve very little credit for PH8′s UCB award win for “Best Team [...]

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  Within hours of the Cardinals signing Jake Westbrook to a 2 year contract with a mutual option for a 3rd year, much has already been said and written about the deal itself.  If you spend enough time searching the blogosphere, you’ll find that the reactions cover the spectrum, and it’s very much a “Goldie [...]

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Twitter Mailbag

by on November 17, 2010 · 2 comments

In the short period of time that I’ve been contributing here at PH8, I’ve noticed that about half of my new Twitter followers are #stlcards fans.  Approximately 3-4 times each week, one of these new followers will tweet or dm an interesting sports question that requires a bit of time to reply, and 140 characters [...]

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Reds.  How can I get past the basebrawl thing and provide an unbiased preview of the Reds?  Easy.  There are a lot of players on that team worthy of respect, and I won’t let Cueto and Phillips detract from that respect.  On to the preview…  I expect a very slight decline from 2010 and a ceiling of [...]

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UCB Ballot – Dennis

by on November 12, 2010 · 1 comment

Members will vote on the following by posting their ballot before November 19. Cardinal Bloggers Awards 2010 Ballot 1. Player of the Year –Matt Holliday –Albert Pujols –Colby Rasmus –Write-in: _______________ 2. Pitcher of the Year –Chris Carpenter –Jaime Garcia –Adam Wainwright –Write-in: _______________ 3. Game of the Year –April 5 at Cincinnati–Opening Day, 2 HR from Pujols, [...]

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     The Pirates just finished their 18th straight losing season, and 2010 was by far the worst season of those 18.  At least 1997 was close to respectable at 79-83 and within shouting distance of .500.  Last season’s record was 57-105 which represents a .352 winning percentage.  How does a team accomplish such a [...]

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  Seriously, why not consider one Clifton Phifer Lee?  You’ve probably heard of him.  After all, Cliff Lee does own a postseason batting average of .308 which is pretty darn good.  Oh, and he can pitch pretty well, too.  Yeah, he can really pitch.  Try 7-2 with a 2.12 ERA in the playoffs.  For his [...]

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