Non-Cardinals

Leave it to the Cubs organization to do something to put the Cardinals’ problems into perspective. Peoria pitcher Julio Castillo was arrested following a brawl in Peoria’s game Thursday night with Dayton after he fired a ball toward the Dayton dugout.  Said ball skipped off of the dugout and injured a fan, who had to [...]

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Help Wanted: Closer

by on July 25, 2008 · 6 comments

I don’t know for sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see that sign hanging outside of Busch Stadium today. I’m going to be brief, for fear that I will let loose an expletive-filled tirade about the Cards’ failure to finish games in this series, but there’s no doubt those four games were painful. They [...]

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With the trade deadline fast approaching, and every post I write seemingly spouting off about “why can’t we trade this minor-leaguer for an All-Star?”, I thought it appropriate to get some information from a better source.  Erik from Future Redbirds was gracious enough to take the time to answer some (admittedly) off-the-cuff questions about the [...]

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Now, before everyone attacks me about this being a rebuilding year and the Cards shouldn’t be giving up propects for rentals, don’t sell the farm, they’re in this position because Walt Jocketty mortgaged the future for now, etc., please listen. It doesn’t have to be a big move.  I’m not talking about shipping out Colby [...]

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Before I get too far in, I will preface this post by saying these things: I am not a huge Chris Duncan fan.  I think he is a minus on defense (in the outfield – he doesn’t get enough innings at 1B to make that a reason why he’s on the club).  I can’t stand [...]

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SI.com’s Jon Heyman, who wrote that the Pirates would seek high return to trade Jason Bay, continues to insist that the Cardinals are willing to trade Colby Rasmus. His persistence is somewhat amusing since Rasmus’ availability has been repeatedly refuted and flat out denied, including two published reports from Devan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [...]

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Lohse-and-behold

by on July 18, 2008 · 0 comments

Can we get Kyle Lohse All-Star recognition retroactively? What else does he have to do? Lohse outdueled San Diego ace Jake Peavy last night by going seven innings on 107 pitches. He gave up two runs, one with a rocky start in the first inning and one on former Cardinal farm hand Edgar Gonzalez‘ home [...]

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I’m sure most of you have seen this already, but anyone holding out hope for Mo pulling a Joe Blanton out of his hat will be sorely disappointed. In a much-rumored, long-developing deal – Blanton was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies today for three minor leaguers. The players involved are 2B Adrian Cardenas, P Josh [...]

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So apparently I picked a bad year to completely ignore the All-Star festivities. Josh Hamilton belted 28 home runs in his first round of the Home Run Derby Monday night. Last night was more drama, as the American League beat the Nationals (yet again) 4-3, in what some are already calling the “greatest All-Star game [...]

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I knew I had heard this during the broadcast on MLB.tv this weekend, but didn’t have the exact quote.  Thanks to DG over at STLToday.com for posting it and reminding me: “It’s stunning,” [Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Steve] Blass said about Ankiel, the pitcher-turned-slugger. “No one can appreciate what he has done, how he’s come and [...]

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