Agents

I am firmly in the camp of saying no to no-trade clauses. I think they are never a smart idea for the team giving them (see: Lohse, Kyle) and generally are only a way for players to either a) be able to guarantee they can finish their career in one place (certainly understandable), b) add [...]

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While it may not look like it at first, according to Scott Boras, the competition for landing Matt Holliday in free agency appears to be a very tight race between two teams… In case you can’t read the ridiculously small legend at right, I’ll give you the goods here: I’ve got the Cards in red. [...]

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Quick hits 10.19.09

by on October 19, 2009 · 0 comments

First, Derek Zumsteg of USS Mariner, a great blog devoted to following (shocking I know) the Seattle Mariners, has developed a “2nd Guesser” app for the iPhone. Those of you who watch the Cardinals (or any other team for that matter), or need help making decisions while managing your Little League team, etc – check [...]

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Today we take part in another United Cardinal Bloggers project, choosing a side of a debate topic to, well, debate with another member of the UCB blogging syndicate. My very worthy adversary today is Andrea over at Baseball Digest.  We will be arguing politely discussing the merits of resigning center fielder Rick Ankiel at the [...]

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Ok, I’m sorry – you probably came here thinking I had a scoop – and for that I apologize.  There’s no scoop, Mo is not working on an extension for Rick Ankiel (that I know about). What I do have is a something I whipped up over at xtranormal.com, a cool little movie maker website, [...]

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a Roundtable project, a way to pass the time during Spring Training while waiting for Opening Day. We had the honor of leading off this time around, so here goes: In light of the way the free agent market has progressed, do you think the Cards jumped the [...]

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Today brought us some great posts across the Cardinal blogosphere, not so indirectly focused toward an article that appeared yesterday in the St Louis Post-Dispatch. I don’t have a lot to add to what Pip and C70 have already said regarding the venom being spewed toward Cardinal management, nor about the media’s involvement in provoking [...]

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Mike over at Stan Musial’s Stance was the question-maker for the weekend. He wanted to know the group’s thoughts on whether or not agents have become too powerful in the wake of the recent Manny Ramirez saga and the accusations that Scott Boras orchestrated his exit from the Boston Red Sox. Cruise over to SMS [...]

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