Former Cardinals

As a failed former third baseman, I know just how crucial and difficult this position can be to a successful club. This becomes even more apparent when multiple players are used to try and lock down the hot corner. Some teams can hide an offensive liability around the diamond but rarely, if ever, does the [...]

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The news is a bit old now, but the Cardinals have given former Chicago Cub and Baltimore Oriole Rich Hill a minor-league contract that carries a non-roster invitation to their big-league training camp. The general consensus is that Hill will compete with other internal options (Kyle McClellan, Jaime Garcia, Mitchell Boggs, P.J. Walters, maybe others) [...]

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Let’s once again take a look at everyone who spent time with the Redbirds at second base this season. G GS 2B ▾ Skip Schumaker 153 128 133 Joe Thurston 124 64 47 Julio Lugo 51 35 30 Brendan Ryan 129 105 19 Tyler Greene 48 29 7 Jarrett Hoffpauir 8 2 5 Mark DeRosa [...]

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Our initial goal was to have this series done by say…Turkey Day or so but in my mind President’s Day makes a lot more sense. And here’s why — the Cardinals had no clue how the last three months were going to play out and the results to me were still going to be skewed [...]

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The United Cardinal Bloggers‘ January project tasked us bloggers with putting together a Cardinals team made up of the best at each position, in our opinion, during the recently completed decade.  Not really any other restrictions placed on this one, other than it was due on Friday.  Oops.  Better late than never. Not surprisingly, there [...]

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ESPN’s Keith Law from Scouts Inc. ranked the St. Louis Cardinal minor league system 29th out of 30 in his yearly organizational rankings list. St. Louis’ system was depleted by the mid-season trade acquisitions of Mark DeRosa and Matt Holliday. While having a poor minor league system is never a good thing, on the optimistic [...]

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Disappointment comes in many forms, especially when you are a true fan. A little bit of me dies inside every time St. Louis signs a former Cub, but that is just silly, right? The bigger trouble is knowing that former Cards will play in other uniforms, but does it have to be the Royals and [...]

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Entertain this post in the hypothetical, if you will. Its July 12th, 2010, the All-Star Break, and all is terribly wrong in the world of Cardinal Nation. Forget the relatively frigid weather of the winter and indulge yourself in a warm summer day. Don’t get too comfortable though. After all, it’s not the Winter-Warmup that [...]

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With names from Cardinal teams past popping up everywhere – Mark McGwire is the team’s new hitting coach and possible pinch-hitter (depending on whether Tony would ever really push for such a thing), and now Jim Edmonds has “challenged” LaRussa to give him a roster spot (believe what you will there) – I thought it [...]

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Ed. note: This can be said of really any post here at Pitchers Hit Eighth, but I’d like to make explicitly clear for this one in particular that these are my opinions and mine only. Others may agree or disagree with me, but this is all coming from my brain, not anyone else who may [...]

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