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The Cardinals were shut out yet again yesterday by the New York Mets, leading to some questions (in my brain and from others’ fingers) as to whether the Cards have been shut out the most of any team in MLB in 2010. As so often happens, to borrow a phrase from Mr. Goold, the perception [...]

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According to Cards Director of Media Relations Brian Bartow (on Twitter), relief pitcher Mike MacDougal has been called up from Memphis. MacDougal last pitched in the big leagues for the Washington Nationals last season. MacDougal has battled control issues and injuries throughout his career, often bouncing back and forth between the bigs and the minors [...]

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Take a look at the win probability graph for last night’s loss from Fangraphs: It’s almost as if this graph, for last night’s game, might as well illustrate the way the Redbirds’ season has gone in 2010. Started out strong, had a couple of early hiccups where the offense sputtered a bit, but ultimately ran [...]

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On the heels of their interview with Kyle McClellan, the United Cardinal Bloggers commemmorate the first week of spring training by announcing a full week of internet radio with two special guests. Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 Central, Josh from Pitchers Hit Eighth will be talking with Darren Heitner.  Heitner is the agent for Cardinal farmhand Pete Parise, among [...]

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ESPN’s Keith Law from Scouts Inc. ranked the St. Louis Cardinal minor league system 29th out of 30 in his yearly organizational rankings list. St. Louis’ system was depleted by the mid-season trade acquisitions of Mark DeRosa and Matt Holliday. While having a poor minor league system is never a good thing, on the optimistic [...]

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Entertain this post in the hypothetical, if you will. Its July 12th, 2010, the All-Star Break, and all is terribly wrong in the world of Cardinal Nation. Forget the relatively frigid weather of the winter and indulge yourself in a warm summer day. Don’t get too comfortable though. After all, it’s not the Winter-Warmup that [...]

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Picked up this tidbit from the blog Taiwan Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals are sending a scout (Matt Slater?) to Taiwan, marking the team’s initial presence on the island. Supposedly the scout is interested in CCU RHP Hao-Chun Chiu, Kao-Yuan HS left handed hitter Chi-Hung Hsu, and two kids from Nan-Ying HS. There are currently [...]

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Love it or hate it, the Cardinals have locked up their Pujols Protector. Matt Holliday announced on ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb show that he has agreed to return to St. Louis. Thoughts? Love to know the exact details, but a 7 year deal actually works for me. Derrick Goold has been all over the Hot Stove [...]

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St. Louis Cardinals team president Bill DeWitt III will be the special guest on a Monday evening edition of the UCB Radio Hour podcast tonight. Join us, along with Dan of C70 at the Bat and Mike of Stan Musial’s Stance as we get the opportunity to talk Cardinals baseball and all things surrounding it [...]

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers are undertaking our fall Roundtable discussions via e-mail. Josh will be moderating a discussion on a question of his own in a few days, so keep an eye out for that. My question to the group has already made the rounds, and there were some interesting (and some predictable) [...]

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