Cardinals Front Office

Rather than focus on just one topic, I’m giving in to my less focused side and tossing a bunch of thoughts against the perverbial wall to see what sticks.  The end result is a shotgun splatter pattern of fragmented thoughts that exceed the 140 character limit of a tweet but aren’t deserving of a complete [...]

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Oh, Bell No!

by on June 2, 2011 · 3 comments

Rumor has it that the Cardinals have inquired about the Padres’ all-world closer, Heath Bell.  Why not?  What team wouldn’t want a guy with a sub 2 ERA, a WHIP hovering around 1, and who strikes out more than 9 batters every 9 innings?  Add that to fact that he’s blown just 1 save all season, [...]

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Dropping the Deuce

by on May 27, 2011 · 0 comments

Number 2.  Numero dos.  Deux.  The 2 spot.  Second in command.  The backup to the lead man.  Best supporting actor.  That was what Chris Carpenter was supposed to be this season.  Instead, he’s been pushed to the forefront, and he’s suddenly perceived as being the “ace” once again to many fans.  There’s just one problem.  [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between [...]

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While doom and gloom should never be part of any fans’ experience, the reality becomes that baseball, as in life, is sometimes rarely fair. St. Louis has overcome enough obstacles in March/April to last well into the dog days, but the powers that be have decided to throw another wrench in the plans. The Cardinals [...]

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Gimme Those Digits

by on May 4, 2011 · 7 comments

No, not THOSE digits.  I want the other ones….the attendance figures.  Why?  Just curious.  After watching several games, I couldn’t help but feel like the numbers were just a little low.  Was I wrong, or was there a shortage of live bodies in the seats?  (NOTE: I’m in no way implying that there were anything [...]

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One of the (many) positive experiences we had at the Cardinals’ recent Blogger Event (otherwise known as UCB Weekend) was having the opportunity to speak with Cards Director of Public Relations and Civic Affairs, Ron Watermon.  Ron has been gracious enough to include us on the distribution list for the team’s press releases and media [...]

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…about the 2010 Cardinals? “I’d play against these guys on one leg,” Phillips insisted before the game. “We have to beat these guys. All they do is b***h and moan about everything — all of them. They’re little b***hes — all of them. “I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the [...]

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When the Cardinals first made the announcement about “dynamic pricing”, my first reaction was to picture that Bugs Bunny cartoon where he’s mining huge gold nuggets and carrying them into town.  My eyes started to roll back into my head, and dollar signs just suddenly appeared to be floating in front of my face.  Cha-ching!  I was [...]

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Follow The Money

by on March 2, 2011 · 2 comments

By my rough estimate, the 6 teams in the NL Central are going to start the 2011 season with a combined $544M committed to team payrolls.  Yikes.  Check out the breakdown: Cubs ~ $133M Cardinals ~ $109M Astros ~ $91M Brewers ~ $84M Reds ~ $76M Pirates ~ $51M If you split teams 1-3 and 4-6 [...]

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