Current Cardinals

Reality Bites

by on September 2, 2011 · 0 comments

I hate to break the news to everybody else in Cardinal Nation, but the chances of the Cardinals reaching the playoffs increased from just above 1.0% to a whopping 4.3% after a 3 game sweep of the Brewers.  With only 24 games left on their schedule, the Brewers have a magic number of 18 to [...]

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I love Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index. Not only did Rafael Furcal and Albert Pujols both hit home runs in the first inning for the second consecutive game, it’s now the third time the short-time teammates have done it in the last month. The other time it happened?  August 11th, also against the Brewers.  ALSO against Yovani [...]

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Well, okay, maybe the Cards need to run off fifteen or eighteen more wins in their next twenty to truly make that statement, but hasn’t it seemed like a few things have gone the Cardinals’ way lately? To wit: Yadier Molina gets caught up at second base having tea with Lance Berkman, but is able [...]

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Don’t worry Boo-Boo, the Rangers have Adrian Beltre who is practically “Mr. Consistency” in non-contract years, so they will be just fine.  They might miss Nelson Cruz, but Beltre will pick them up.  That’s the same Beltre who hit .340 last year and is the best defensive 3B in baseball according to CJ Wilson.  Don’t [...]

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That’s Plausidiculous

by on August 29, 2011 · 3 comments

Admit it.  Y’all have already huddled around water coolers, in break rooms, or gathered for drinks after work to discuss the state of the Cardinals more than once recently and discussed bringing back Berkman, Albert’s contract, and/or the state of TLR’s mental health.  That’s all well and good, but how many of you did your homework [...]

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Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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Carpenter for Hamels

by on August 22, 2011 · 10 comments

If you take that “go big or go home” mentality, then this is just about as big as it gets right now.  No, I’m not actually suggesting an outright trade of Chris Carpenter for Cole Hamels, but I am suggesting that the Cardinals could basically replace Chris Carpenter with Cole Hamels.  The problem is that [...]

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Maybe the Cardinals have been going about things all wrong for the past couple of weeks.  The Redbirds did nothing on the field worth noting yesterday, and yet they picked up a half game on the Brewers in the standings.  “Huzzah” for doing nothing, I say.  If only the Cardinals could pick up a few games by doing [...]

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This post has been clanking around in my head for some time, a couple of weeks now at least, just waiting for the right moment – the right time to finally put words to screen, to find what it is that remains of the 2011 Cardinals season. Away from the whiplash fans (“Tonight’s win was [...]

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For any of you ready to pop champagne corks to celebrate the way the Rasmus trade has worked out, it’s just a bit early for gloating.  Trades involving young players like Colby Rasmus, Edwin Jackson, Corey Patterson, and Marc Rzepczynski are often measured both in terms of immediate impact and extended careers.  To say that [...]

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