Current Cardinals

With many thanks to the folks at FHS Entertainment, I received an invitation to attend the “World Series Tribute to David Freese” event held at Mike Shannon’s restaurant last Thursday.  The event was organized to raise money for David Freese’s charity of choice the Ronald McDonald House. World Series MVP and hometown hero David Freese, [...]

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In this crazy world of ours, where nuclear war could break out at any moment, one must be ready for the worst at all times. Baseball is no different, and if any team should be doing as many duck-and-cover drills as infield drills, it’s the Cardinals. This is part of the deal when you stock [...]

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Get used to that combination, in that order, Cards fans. Something tells me we may see plenty of wins from it this season. Remember when Mitchell Boggs said at the Winter Warm-Up that he “could compete with anybody” and expected himself to be “really good”? I do, and I think Mike Matheny was listening too. [...]

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Another series win (one game against the Marlins counts, right?) for the home team, and in-division against another predicted challenger for the division title, and the Cards leave Milwaukee at 3-1 heading to Cincy. There was a lot to like this weekend, and then a tip-of-your-cap day on Saturday when Zack Greinke silenced the Cardinal [...]

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The Cardinals won on Opening Day, hooray! Quite the showcase last night for the Marlins, the City of Miami, and your World Champion Cardinals, eh? Some quick, stream-of-consciousness thoughts this morning: I’m happy for Mike Matheny, and clearly his players are too. Not that I was worried much about it personally, I think winning last [...]

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It’s not personal.  It’s business.  The St. Louis Cardinals do not need Roy Oswalt right now.  They may need him sometime down the road, but they really don’t need him right at this very moment.  Some people would have you believe otherwise, but it’s always easier when spending other people’s money.  Consider the pitchers that [...]

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The Cardinals’ release of veteran non-roster invitees Alex Cora and Koyie Hill on Sunday wasn’t the type of transaction that jumps off the computer screen at you, but it was another signal of how the organization has changed in recent years. Five years ago, and perhaps even more recently, Cora and/or Hill probably would have [...]

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Spend Baby Spend

by on March 21, 2012 · 0 comments

In player payroll alone, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals cost somewhere around $126.3M, and you may be hard-pressed to find anybody who thinks that the Cardinals failed to get a decent return on that investment.  The publicity that accompanies a playoff run alone is probably worth millions in advertising and marketing dollars.  Win it all [...]

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What was initially described as an open competition has now become a two-man fight to see who locks up second base for the Cardinals. Incumbent Skip Schumaker may have been the long shot all along, but another setback all but guarantees St. Louis will again have a new face manning the spot on Opening Day. [...]

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  No, it isn’t THAT kind of fantasy.  It’s “fantasy baseball”, and it might be the only time that most Cardinal fans worry about a player’s “bulging…….disc” or a player “experiencing stiffness” during spring training.  Sure, a lot of fans are concerned about Allen Craig‘s post-surgical rehab work, but only a fantasy baseball nut would [...]

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