NL Central Division

…about the 2010 Cardinals? “I’d play against these guys on one leg,” Phillips insisted before the game. “We have to beat these guys. All they do is b***h and moan about everything — all of them. They’re little b***hes — all of them. “I really hate the Cardinals. Compared to the Cardinals, I love the [...]

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After scoring just 15 runs in the first 6 games of the season, it’s fairly safe to say that the Cardinals are not lighting anybody up on offense.  With the Redbirds sitting at 2-4, I’m willing to look at the bright side of things for a moment, though.  They’ve wasted two pretty good outings by [...]

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A lot has indeed changed since November when I predicted an NL Central finish like this one: Cardinals Reds Astros Cubs Brewers Pirates Now I’ve revised my list to this: Brewers Cardinals Reds Cubs Astros Pirates Why?  Adam Wainwright went under the knife Shaun Marcum’s velocity isn’t what it’s supposed to be right now Cueto [...]

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Thin Brew Line

by on March 9, 2011 · 4 comments

Zack Greinke suffered an injury during an “off-the-field” activity a few weeks ago.  Turns out that the activity was basketball, and his injury was a broken rib.  Greinke injured himself going after a rebound, and all this happened before he threw a single pitch in a spring training game.  Greinke then went on to make [...]

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Follow The Money

by on March 2, 2011 · 2 comments

By my rough estimate, the 6 teams in the NL Central are going to start the 2011 season with a combined $544M committed to team payrolls.  Yikes.  Check out the breakdown: Cubs ~ $133M Cardinals ~ $109M Astros ~ $91M Brewers ~ $84M Reds ~ $76M Pirates ~ $51M If you split teams 1-3 and 4-6 [...]

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In case you haven’t read about it or heard from your best friend’s neighbor’s dog sitter, Jonny Gomes opened his big mouth.  Click here for the absurd details.  To make a short story even shorter, Gomes decided to celebrate the misery of others, and he opted to do so at the expense of Adam Wainwright.  In [...]

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When I talk about “making it right” of course, I’m talking about making it “Wainwright”.  I’m talking about the 20-game winner with the 2.42 ERA in 2010 and one of the top 5 pitchers in the NL.  He’s 6’7″ and 230 pounds of “aw heck”, and he darn well better be the guy standing on [...]

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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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  Within hours of the Cardinals signing Jake Westbrook to a 2 year contract with a mutual option for a 3rd year, much has already been said and written about the deal itself.  If you spend enough time searching the blogosphere, you’ll find that the reactions cover the spectrum, and it’s very much a “Goldie [...]

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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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