Current Cardinals

While some of these wouldn’t necessarily qualify as a “move” in most minds, here are – in my opinion – the most influential moves/non-moves/transactions made by the Cardinals’ brass during the 2008 calendar year.  (In no particular order.) Trade Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus. I still wonder to this day if John Mozeliak fell out [...]

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Cage match time at PH8. Ok, not really, but a note from RVB ( Cardinals Diaspora ) on Twitter got me thinking:  just how similar are Jon Garland (who I think is somehow destined to wind up a Cardinal) and likely former Card Braden Looper? I figured they would have some similarities, both are durable, [...]

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Kyle McClellan and closing?

by on January 15, 2009 · 1 comment

…and we continue. It’s no secret that I’m against (and on the record as such) attempting to make Kyle McClellan a starting pitcher. If the Cardinals want to do anything with McClellan other than the middle relief role he seems so well-suited for, why not this suggestion from my post McClellan to the rotation? Why?? [...]

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Rumors persist among Cardinal fans and scribes that Kyle McClellan is the logical fifth starter if Chris Carpenter can’t go because of persistent injury issues. I’ve gone on record here more than once as being opposed to this idea, and I haven’t changed my tune. As McClellan labored down the stretch, I wrote Save McClellan [...]

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Today brought us some great posts across the Cardinal blogosphere, not so indirectly focused toward an article that appeared yesterday in the St Louis Post-Dispatch. I don’t have a lot to add to what Pip and C70 have already said regarding the venom being spewed toward Cardinal management, nor about the media’s involvement in provoking [...]

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Who is left in free agency?

by on January 2, 2009 · 5 comments

Now that Tony LaRussa’s self-proclaimed primary focus in the free agent market has signed on for several millions with the Los Angeles of Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA Angels – where do the Cardinals turn next? The Cardinals have, at least in the opinion of this humble scribe, several holes yet to fill as they [...]

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As part of yet another great United Cardinal Bloggers project, I give you my top five stories of 2008 as pertains to the St Louis Cardinals. 1.  Lohse signs late, then signs early Kyle Lohse was on the rader of GM John Mozeliak for most of the winter prior to the 2008 season.  Lohse was [...]

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Always hard to follow along with all the moves, so I’m hoping this gives an indication of where the Cardinals pitching is at within the central division. I’m going to use the depth charts at mlb.com as the reference. They are fairly up to date as they show Greene at SS already. Cardinals - SP: Wainright, Lohse, [...]

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So I’ve been banging these ideas, ‘theories’ if you will, around in my head since the Khalil Greene trade was announced late last week.  I decided that some of them were just too ingenious to keep to myself. Everyone knows and acknowledges that one of the Cardinals’ priorities heading into this season was finding middle [...]

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Set the Lineup

by on December 8, 2008 · 7 comments

Let’s get an early jump. Based on what we have now and what we know about Tony let’s try to set the lineup for 2009. You can enter names or stats or just general wants. Leadoff, RF, Skip Schumaker. – Schumaker really proved himself as a leadoff hitter last year. In fact, Shoeman batted .309 [...]

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