Current Cardinals

Last week I asked the question, “If the Cardinals could add anyone, whom should they add?”  I was curious to see which active player — with accompanying contract — Cards fans desire the most. Big thanks to all of you who participated in the poll. We got more than 150 votes, and they were quite [...]

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FIP’ing The Birds

by on February 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Pitching wins championships.  Defense wins championships.  The best defense is a good offense.  A watched pot never boils. These cliches make some sense, but there is no absolute truth to be found among them.  The Cardinals won the 2011 World Series with something short of a stellar defense, but it would be woefully inaccurate to [...]

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Under Construction

by on February 1, 2012 · 8 comments

  There is no questioning the results thus far.  Cardinals’ GM John Mozeliak has built a good track record during his time with the team.  Is there a method to his madness?  Maybe.  He may not have a printed set of blueprints for building a team, but he certainly seems to have an idea of [...]

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If longtime Cardinals nemesis Roy Oswalt is in fact headed to St. Louis on a modest one-year deal, it not only gives the Cards three of the best players from the 2004 Astros team it beat in the NLCS, but also provides the team with a low-risk, high-reward bet. If Oswalt gets hurt or flames [...]

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Having read some of the other great lists posted at the other United Cardinal Blogger sites today, it’s both clear to me and worries me a bit that I’ve interpreted the assignment differently. Not convinced that’s a good or a bad thing, I’ve decided to press forward with my own interpretation and list. As such, you’ll [...]

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It’s true. Jaime Garcia will be feted, along with Jorge Posada, this Saturday evening in Laredo, TX. From KGNS 8 in Laredo: To be fair, Garcia’s inclusion is likely helped along by having played his high school baseball at Sharyland about 140 miles away from Laredo. Jaime is in good company with Posada, who arguably [...]

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The question has been asked since the day he was hired. “What kind of manager is Mike Matheny going to be?” It was asked of the players, the existing coaching staff, and it was asked of Matheny himself. The players seem genuinely excited about playing for Matheny, as evidenced by Chris Carpenter‘s comments at Winter [...]

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Yeah, I’m a little behind on this one – so what, wanna fight about it? 5. Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay go fishing I’ve been told, over and over and over and over again, that this was a thing. And then Doc saved someone from a snake and Carp busted up his toe. Story! (You [...]

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When asked what his thoughts were when he heard that Albert Pujols had signed with the Angels, Lance Berkman responded, “I thought I was gonna be playing first.” Berkman went on to say that Pujols’ departure surprised him, that a year ago he would’ve said there was no way Pujols would leave St. Louis before [...]

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Jason Motte doesn’t expect much to change for the St. Louis Cardinals, despite the turnover in the coaching ranks. “Doesn’t change what we do. It doesn’t change how I go out there and pitch. I’m not going out there cause Tony’s not in the dugout, I’m not going ‘aw man, I can’t go get these [...]

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