Cardinals Front Office

Brian Cashman on Line 1

by on December 16, 2010 · 8 comments

You’ve probably heard that the New York Yankees are a team scorned, and they are in search of a top shelf starting pitcher.  The Cardinals just happen to have a couple of those, and one just happens to be nearing the end of his contract.  He’s ‘s already spent 6 seasons pitching in the AL, [...]

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The Pujols Coin

by on December 13, 2010 · 2 comments

Yes, I’ve just “coined” a new term, and it’s named the “Pujols Coin”.  Like most coins, it has both a “heads” and a “tails” side, and I’m using it to represent the two sides of the debate over whether or not the Cardinals should sign Albert Pujols to a contract extension.  There are probably dozens of well-written articles [...]

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A Bucket of Baseballs

by on December 12, 2010 · 8 comments

Seriously, why not just trade Brendan Ryan for a bucket of baseballs?  The bucket of baseballs would be more useful to the 2011 Cardinals than Maikel Cleto.  That’s no knock on Cleto.  He may turn into a fine pitcher, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be a fine pitcher any time soon.  Actually, it’s unlikely that [...]

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Don’t let the title run you off just yet, I promise I’m going to make sense of it. I’m going to piggy-back a bit on what Dennis wrote this morning, because either we were reading the same things yesterday or great minds just think alike. Now, I know I’ve been a bit scarce in this [...]

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The Winter of Our Malcontent

by on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Conspiracy theories aren’t my thing.  I’ve been to the famous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and I’m confident that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.  It’s not that I did some complicated and expensive re-creation using a computer simulation or watched a really detailed re-enactment of the event.  It’s just that I’ve [...]

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Pujols-type Money

by on December 7, 2010 · 3 comments

If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.  You’ve probably all heard this line at one time or another.  It’s usually said in jest, but there are indeed times when it is completely appropriate and sadly true.  Consider the case of the Pagani Zonda or the Bugatti Veyron.  What are those?  If you [...]

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Obviously, there must be a huge pile of money located near a ledge somewhere, because this would logically explain why so many Cardinals fans had to be asked to back away from ledges yesterday.  I’m kidding of course, and the “ledges” weren’t real.  The only huge pile of money involved was the one the Cardinals’ [...]

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The Hot Stove Strikes Back

by on December 1, 2010 · 1 comment

We won’t mention any names here, because that would be just plain wrong Josh.  Absolutely wrong.  However, someone on the PH8 team mentioned Ryan Theriot right before the deal went down.  I’m not going on record as saying that anybody Josh had inside knowledge about this deal, but it seems a bit peculiar to me [...]

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No, I’m not advocating anything that involves combining a “hot stove” and a “shallow pool”.  The title is intended to imply that the pool of free agents and potential trade targets is relatively thin during this hot stove season.  I shouldn’t feel the need to explain that, but I do live in what I consider [...]

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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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