Non-Cardinals

I’ve got an ever-growing number of items floating around the ole desk here that I need to get resolved, so as such, here’s one big catch-all post to take care of them… Trade Deadline Not ecstatic to see Colby Rasmus leave, but I think it was another situation where the relationship (however you want to [...]

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The Brewers went out and traded for Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) from the Mets.  That means that the Cardinals need to respond with a trade of their own, right?  Wrong.  The team’s needs haven’t changed just because one of their main competitors for the division title made a move.  Instead, the management team will see the [...]

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Robinson Cano hit a metric butt-ton of bombs (32) on Monday night at Chase Field.  And he could’ve hit more, hitting the winning home run with a handful of outs in pocket. Matt Holliday hit, well, decidedly less (7) off of his selected pitcher, Yadier Molina.  (Wait, what?  Yes, Tony La Russa must have been [...]

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Let’s call a spade a spade for just once and admit that Bud Selig is after the Dodgers.  Sure, he’s going after the team under the guise that an ownership transfer is in the best interest of baseball.  That one is right up there with oceanfront property in Arizona and a bridge I’d like to [...]

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As part of the great organization of bloggers that we are happily a founding member of, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I’m happy to submit the following ballot for the BBA’s 2011 All-Star balloting: Catcher National League – Brian McCann, Atlanta American League – Alex Avila, Detroit I’m sure the McCann pick will anger our three [...]

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After intense negotiations, Justin from the That Ball’s Outta Here blog were able to come to an agreement to trade quick-fire questions about each other’s favorite ballclubs.  There were players to be named later and undisclosed sums of cash involved.  Don’t worry about that, just prepare to read about the Phillies… PH8: The Phillies have [...]

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Oh, Bell No!

by on June 2, 2011 · 3 comments

Rumor has it that the Cardinals have inquired about the Padres’ all-world closer, Heath Bell.  Why not?  What team wouldn’t want a guy with a sub 2 ERA, a WHIP hovering around 1, and who strikes out more than 9 batters every 9 innings?  Add that to fact that he’s blown just 1 save all season, [...]

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Chris Carpenter once again pitched well enough to win, yet received a no-decision. See, it’s not that Carpenter hasn’t been pitching well – or well enough to be better than his 1-5 record shows, given his 3.57 FIP (including last night’s game) – it’s that he’s seemingly working harder than ever to be “successful”. Take [...]

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Take a Swing at ALS

by on May 20, 2011 · 0 comments

“ALS” stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  In baseball circles it’s often better known as ”Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.  In the tiny part of my brain that entertains thoughts about my own mortality, it’s grouped with things like cancer, tragic accidents, and violent crimes.  If there was a way to humanize such things, I would kick them in the [...]

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Following the weekend that shall no longer be named, suffering a sweep at the hands of the Reds in Cincinnati that was really making me rethink this post – or, more specifically, my assertion that the 2011 Cardinals were much different than the 2010 version. No sooner had the Cards finished rolling over for the [...]

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