Current Cardinals

Jay Has CF Covered

by on August 21, 2012 · 2 comments

Despite playing only 77 games so far this season, Jon Jay ranks 3rd among all NL center fielders with 3.1 WAR, and he trails only Andrew McCutchen (6.4 WAR) and Michael Bourn (5.9 WAR).  Without even factoring in the playing time deficit, he has produced more on the field than guys like Dexter Fowler, Angel [...]

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Cards Get Social

by on August 17, 2012 · 0 comments

As you can see from the look on McKayla Maroney’s face, McKayla is not impressed with Social Media Night at Busch Stadium.  Perhaps she was not alone, either.  An extremely unscientific and informal poll of random people who attended Social Media Night on Wednesday left me with the impression that people were generally unimpressed with [...]

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When Jason Motte gave up a 9th inning home run to Paul Goldschmidt last night, a good portion of Cardinal Nation on the tweeter machine questioned everything from the pitch selection to the height of Motte’s socks.  While hindsight may indeed be 20/20, the postmortem approach to analyzing pitch outcomes still leaves some questions unanswered.  [...]

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Need a reason to get out and do something the night of August 20th?  Some guy named Jason Motte is going to be doing an autograph signing at Chesterfield Baseball Cards according to this page.  Of course, the page lists the day as “Saturday, August 20, 2012″, so maybe Jason’s calendar isn’t the same as [...]

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If I told you that David Freese has been just as productive and valuable as Adrian Beltre this season, would you believe me?  After all, many consider Beltre as the gold standard at 3rd base, and he remains a solid choice to defend his AL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.  Beltre currently boasts a [...]

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Freeing Tyler Greene

by on August 9, 2012 · 0 comments

It takes a lot for baseball fans in St. Louis to boo one of its own.  Maybe the final straw came when Tyler Greene watched a ball go through his legs last night during the 6th inning.  Maybe.  The E4 allowed 2 runs to score, although the situation likely dictated that at least 1 would [...]

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You’ve been given control of the decision-making process for the Cardinals just this once.  After you have bounced around in John Mozeliak’s office and called in Mike Matheny for a discussion about banning the bunt, you have to call Scott Boras and invite him in for a chat.  Would you rather extend Kyle Lohse’s stay [...]

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Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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Set aside all concerns about the relative importance of FIP, xFIP, and quality starts.  Free your mind of the shackles that ERA and ERA+ seek to limit your perspective by using.  Understand that wherever you go, there you are.  Once you have done all that, only then can you see the truth that has been [...]

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Moo-he-cah

by on July 31, 2012 · 0 comments

The Cardinals just traded Zach Cox for Edward Mujica which naturally produced a “They did what to whom for how many cows?” response.  Obviously, this was not the megadeal many in Cardinal Nation were looking for, but it certainly has potential to be significantly better than nothing.  For the record, Cox was not exactly tearing [...]

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