Current Cardinals

The Cardinals have spent most of this season playing with house money, and they know it.  The $8M they bet on Lance Berkman may have been the best signing of last offseason in terms of risk/reward.  A good bit of Cardinal Nation is now drinking the Kool-Aid, and I don’t have a problem with that [...]

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…and apparently, neither can Tony La Russa. Chris Carpenter threw another 119 pitches last night, marking the ninth time this season he has gone over 115 in a start, the most in one season in his career. After the first inning, it appeared those 119 might only last him five innings.  Alas, Carpenter settled down [...]

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Major League Baseball has handed down its ruling for Yadier Molina‘s rage-filled ejection on Tuesday night, hitting the catcher with a five-game suspension, intended to begin tonight, barring appeal. From the press release sent out by MLB (h/t Adam McCalvy, MLB.com): St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has been suspended for five games and fined [...]

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Prior to departing for vacation in the nation’s capitol city, I did a significant amount of preliminary research about the Washington Nationals in preparation for a blog piece that would most certainly result from my trip.  Yep, I sure was.  Okay, I was actually just doing my homework to ensure that I could match wits with [...]

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I thought about titling this post “Re-opening old wounds” – for I expect it to be painful for many of us, myself included. I do my best to be balanced about baseball, I really do.  Objectively viewing certain situations and outcomes is good for my blood pressure, I’ve found.  But sometimes, unabashed homer or Kool-Aid [...]

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After another gut-punch loss where the Cardinals were seemingly cruising only to run into THAT BIG INNING again, I think it’s time to acknowledge there is a problem. The Cardinals have allowed five or more runs in one inning fourteen times this season, including last night’s fifth inning from Chris Carpenter. In terms of ranking [...]

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I’ve got an ever-growing number of items floating around the ole desk here that I need to get resolved, so as such, here’s one big catch-all post to take care of them… Trade Deadline Not ecstatic to see Colby Rasmus leave, but I think it was another situation where the relationship (however you want to [...]

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The original “Untruths, Misrumors, Disprognostications” appeared on this blog back in March, and it was a lighthearted attempt to debunk some silly things that were being circulated by various media outlets and linked to the Cardinals.  Since there is no lack of silly rumors and ideas floating around the interwebs, UMD (not to be confused with OMD for [...]

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Lance Berkman.  Matt Holliday.  Yadier Molina. Two of these things are much more alike than the other.  But Yadi’s pretty good too. Berkman and Holliday follow a very similar trajectory, with Lance having a one-year head-start on Matt in age that they reached the bigs. Berkman had a big year, his biggest actually, in his [...]

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The Brewers went out and traded for Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) from the Mets.  That means that the Cardinals need to respond with a trade of their own, right?  Wrong.  The team’s needs haven’t changed just because one of their main competitors for the division title made a move.  Instead, the management team will see the [...]

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