Non-Cardinals

The Cardinals begin another homestand tonight, starting with a three-game set versus the New York Mets.  We exchanged quick Q&A with Mike Nichols over at MetsBlog.com.  Mike had some interesting questions for me that you can read here, and below are his responses to mine: PH8: The struggles of the Cardinals and Mets bullpens, respectively, [...]

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I know, I know – here we go again. Many of you have no doubt read all of the things Tony has done wrong over at the STLToday.com Cards Talk forums.  You know the routine over there -  “the season is over,” “Tony must go,” “why didn’t they sign a closer?” – those type of [...]

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Is anyone else becoming mildly concerned about Adam Wainwright’s seemingly sudden inability to throw strikes? I know, small sample size and all, but the sample size continues to grow with no marked improvement.  It should also be noted that he had this same problem in the spring, struggling to get in a groove and running [...]

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I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, and by each and every measure, Chris Carpenter exceeded my wildest expectations with his start today against the Pirates, even collecting the win after the Cards lineup rallied behind some pinch hitters in the bottom of the seventh inning. But could Carp’s start have [...]

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RIP Nick Adenhart.  The 22-year-old Angels pitcher passed away early this morning in a tragic hit-and-run accident in Fullerton, CA. The many news bureaus reporting on the accident this morning [LA Times] [ESPN] [NBC LA] [NBC Williamsburg] [More links at Baseball Musings] indicate that it was a three-car incident, caused by a minivan that ran [...]

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Spurred on by my continuing research into the Cardinals and their defense of the running game (Jake, I promise that I will have the *real* Yadi post up by the end of the week) and even more by an excellent post over at Fungoes by the UCB’s resident statistician  – I wound up coming across [...]

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Yesterday afternoon’s game obviously requires some revisiting.  Yes, I was hoping not to feel like 2008 all over again until later in the season.  Yes, the Cardinals have already logged two blown saves for the season in just one game.  Yes, we will live to play another day. Fer chris’sakes people, it was only the [...]

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Because I’m a glutton for punishment, I’m trying to start up a daily morning post that will allow me to put up short tidbits (in addition to Twitter, Facebook, the UCB site, etc) on my thoughts from the previous night’s game, news and notes, etc. I’m trying to keep things fresh for the loyal readers [...]

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Let’s see if I can remember who I picked to win divisions in the previous posts… AL Playoffs Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees When Alex Rodriguez struggles upon his return from hip surgery, ultimately shutting it down in September, the window opens for the Evil Empire to go down. Tampa Bay Rays over Los [...]

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Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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