Former Cardinals

So by now everyone knows that erstwhile Cardinals second baseman Adam Kennedy went and inked a minor-league deal yesterday with the Tampa Bay Rays. While this is certain to barely register as more than a blip on Tony LaRussa’s radar, who previously said he had “the primary input on this situation. I’m not putting it [...]

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Ok, I know you’re tired of hearing about the Alex Rodriguez steroid saga.  I’ve had more than my fill of it as well.  I don’t plan to rehash how Rodriguez has sullied the game, and how he is a liar, a cheat, etc. that has been trumpted across the blogosphere since Saturday’s announcement and Sunday’s [...]

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[Ed. note - I've revised the post to re-order all of the charts, ranked by the column that is the "pertinent information".  I'm not sure why I didn't do that in the first place, but it was late when I originally posted, so forgive me.  Hopefully this makes the information even clearer.  Thanks for reading.] [...]

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Today is part two of our look at the Cardinals’ focus on defending the running game. We’ll take a look at how the catchers play a role in slowing down the running game of opposing teams. If you missed part one yesterday, you can catch up before diving into today’s post. Let’s get some simple [...]

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Ok, maybe only one blown call. The arguments will rage on about the penalty disparities between the Steelers and Cardinals tonight (at least I hope, it was kind of silly until late in the game), but one call made by the officials tonight will stand out. How could the NFL officials assigned to the replay [...]

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Here it is, probably not much anticipated, but I’m excited about bringing it to you. I should qualify my choices for this lineup. Each player must have played 50% of his games at the position listed in the given season and have 450 at-bats for that season. The following is the lineup, based upon the [...]

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One of my favorite things to do lately is check in on the Stat of the Day over at Baseball Reference.  I’m trying to learn how to properly use their Play Index tool, and the stat of the day page helps to show the power of the PI. This past Friday, the topic was Chris [...]

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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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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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