Free Agents

Pujols-type Money

by on December 7, 2010 · 3 comments

If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.  You’ve probably all heard this line at one time or another.  It’s usually said in jest, but there are indeed times when it is completely appropriate and sadly true.  Consider the case of the Pagani Zonda or the Bugatti Veyron.  What are those?  If you [...]

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Werth Versus Holliday

by on December 6, 2010 · 0 comments

This post is most certainly about Werth versus Holliday, but there is a bit of business to tend to first.  Based on what little I’ve read about Cliff Lee‘s agent, Darek Braunecker, I suspect that he’s about as useful as a box of rocks.  That’s not to say that he isn’t a good agent.  He could be the greatest agent [...]

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Big Walls and Faulty Logic

by on December 6, 2010 · 0 comments

After the news broke that the Padres and Red Sox had worked out a trade involving Adrian Gonzalez, I could’ve sworn I heard a collective sigh from Cardinal Nation.  The commonly held belief is that since the Red Sox now have a stud first baseman, they will no longer be interested in Pujols when he [...]

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Obviously, there must be a huge pile of money located near a ledge somewhere, because this would logically explain why so many Cardinals fans had to be asked to back away from ledges yesterday.  I’m kidding of course, and the “ledges” weren’t real.  The only huge pile of money involved was the one the Cardinals’ [...]

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Since there seems to be some growing unrest in Cardinal nation about the contract status of one Albert Pujols, I thought it might be a good idea to survey the current free agent landscape for clues of what the future might bring.  The present might be a poor predictor of the future, but that’s never [...]

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The Hot Stove Strikes Back

by on December 1, 2010 · 1 comment

We won’t mention any names here, because that would be just plain wrong Josh.  Absolutely wrong.  However, someone on the PH8 team mentioned Ryan Theriot right before the deal went down.  I’m not going on record as saying that anybody Josh had inside knowledge about this deal, but it seems a bit peculiar to me [...]

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Rule 5 Draft Tidbits

by on November 29, 2010 · 0 comments

For me, one of the most interesting aspects of the baseball offseason is the 40-man roster adjustments and the “Rule 5 Draft”.  Players who are “outrighted” off the 40-man roster are sent through the waiver process.  If they pass through the waiver process unclaimed, then they are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.  The basic [...]

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The Not-so-hot Stove

by on November 23, 2010 · 2 comments

I don’t claim to know any more or less about baseball, cars, or string theory (okay, well maybe string theory) than anybody else.  However, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express several times, so I think that qualifies me to make some wild guesses about what is going to happen over the next few [...]

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Twitter Mailbag

by on November 17, 2010 · 2 comments

In the short period of time that I’ve been contributing here at PH8, I’ve noticed that about half of my new Twitter followers are #stlcards fans.  Approximately 3-4 times each week, one of these new followers will tweet or dm an interesting sports question that requires a bit of time to reply, and 140 characters [...]

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  Seriously, why not consider one Clifton Phifer Lee?  You’ve probably heard of him.  After all, Cliff Lee does own a postseason batting average of .308 which is pretty darn good.  Oh, and he can pitch pretty well, too.  Yeah, he can really pitch.  Try 7-2 with a 2.12 ERA in the playoffs.  For his [...]

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