Cardinals Coaches

Viva Chris Perez

by on August 6, 2008 · 0 comments

First big-league save tonight for Chris Perez! This was a big one for the Cards, and it was even of the multiple inning variety (1 2/3)! Perez bailed out the bullpen after a marvelous seven inning start by Joel Pineiro.  My boy Brad Thompson was ineffective in one-third of an inning, proving I should never [...]

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Going to bed early

by on August 6, 2008 · 0 comments

You may have noticed by the lack of my wit and knowledge around here that I have already, by the middle of the week, had one of the longest weeks of the year to date.  Work is keeping me hectic and on-the-go.  Last night, that was a blessing in disguise. Having already listened to the [...]

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Cards sign Felipe Lopez

by on August 6, 2008 · 1 comment

The Cardinals claimed infielder Felipe Lopez off of waivers from the Washington Nationals late last night.  Lopez can play second base, shortstop, and third base.  It is also purported that he can play outfield, but I’d prefer he stay within the diamond. This is kind of a ‘bleh’ move, certainly not one to overwhelm the [...]

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5 Pretty obvious that the number 5 would be significant for the Cardinals as one of the best hitters in the game wears that number for the Redbirds. But I’m talking about another number 5. This goes back to a post game interview when the bullpen let yet another game slip away. In that interview [...]

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A tale of two offenses

by on July 29, 2008 · 6 comments

Which one will show up tonight? The Cards’ offense has recently exploded for ten runs on Saturday versus the Mets (albeit in extra time) and for twelve last night versus the Braves (albeit versus a rookie, stop-gap starter).  Last night they were even without their slugging centerfielder, Rick Ankiel.  That could be an ongoing absence, [...]

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Note:  Preprogrammed thread written prior to Friday night’s game – so this does not take into account any further bullpen implosions. Assume no trades are made – make any assumptions you like with players already in the organization.  Set your ideal pitching staff for the rest of the season. Mine is like this: SP Chris [...]

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Help Wanted: Closer

by on July 25, 2008 · 6 comments

I don’t know for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that sign hanging outside of Busch Stadium today. I’m going to be brief, for fear that I will let loose an expletive-filled tirade about the Cards’ failure to finish games in this series, but there’s no doubt those four games were painful. They [...]

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Now, before everyone attacks me about this being a rebuilding year and the Cards shouldn’t be giving up propects for rentals, don’t sell the farm, they’re in this position because Walt Jocketty mortgaged the future for now, etc., please listen. It doesn’t have to be a big move.  I’m not talking about shipping out Colby [...]

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Before I get too far in, I will preface this post by saying these things: I am not a huge Chris Duncan fan.  I think he is a minus on defense (in the outfield – he doesn’t get enough innings at 1B to make that a reason why he’s on the club).  I can’t stand [...]

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Lohse-and-behold

by on July 18, 2008 · 0 comments

Can we get Kyle Lohse All-Star recognition retroactively? What else does he have to do? Lohse outdueled San Diego ace Jake Peavy last night by going seven innings on 107 pitches. He gave up two runs, one with a rocky start in the first inning and one on former Cardinal farm hand Edgar Gonzalez‘ home [...]

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