Current Cardinals

Felipe Lopez is a winner

by on September 3, 2008 · 5 comments

Courtesy of VEB reader Tackle Box in today’s VEB game post, via UmpBump.com, I present you this: You win Felipe Lopez.  Even if you can’t play left field worth a lick, you win.

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What to do on Sept 1

by on August 30, 2008 · 3 comments

This has been a tough season to really understand.  At the beginning not much was anticipated.  Rotation seemed shaky with Carpenter out and three rookies in the outfield and an injury prone 3B taking over for perennial gold glovers Edmonds and Rolen, together with all the uncertainty of Pujols’ elbow, tempered expectations to say the [...]

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Live from Busch!

by on August 23, 2008 · 4 comments

Another hit for Yadi!

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Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak conducted a live chat via STLToday.com on Wednesday (it was apparently the second such appearance he’s made over there). I just saw it for the first time yesterday, and I have to say that I was surprised.  Not by the typical Cardinal organization ‘non-answer/generalizations’ like this one: Jason Winders: Greetings, [...]

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As I was watching Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, watching the Cards squander another opportunity for a sweep, I saw something that I hadn’t seen from a Cardinal hurler all season.  I saw Kyle Lohse stick up for someone on his team.  Granted, it was himself he was sticking up for, but he showed [...]

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Izzy Injured

by on August 20, 2008 · 1 comment

You’ve probably all heard by now that Jason Isringhausen‘s tenure as a Cardinal is likely coming to an end with the announcement of a torn flexor muscle and inflammation in his elbow. I had previously speculated that Izzy had an undisclosed injury so this announcement comes as no surprise. The question is again one of [...]

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Obviously it took someone far smarter than I to prove it (kudos to Fungoes for imparting the knowledge), but I knew Brad Thompson was more valuable to this Cardinal team than he has gotten credit for. I wrote about Thompson round-about three weeks ago, and his ability to roll with whatever role the Cards asked [...]

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Quick observations

by on August 15, 2008 · 1 comment

Chris Perez is starting to get ‘that look’ when he pitches.  Tonight, he seemed really pissed off that Brandon Phillips got that hit to left, and he took it out on Javier Valentin and Edwin Encarnacion.  The slider was working, the heater was working, the control seemed to be working.  CP63 has got it going [...]

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Apparently Jarrod Washburn has been informed by the Seattle Mariners that he was placed on waivers and some team has claimed him.  The claiming team has yet to be outed, but by waiver rules, the Mariners can work out a deal with the claiming team. Could we be seeing Washburn in a Cardinal uniform soon?  [...]

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Brian Barton has rejoined the Cardinals, but is has not yet been activated. Technically, the Cardinals could keep him on the disabled list the rest of the season and retain his rights, after choosing him in this past off-season’s Rule 5 Draft.  While I doubt the Cardinal management would go that far just to keep [...]

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