Jon Garland versus Braden Looper

by Nick January 16, 2009

Cage match time at PH8. Ok, not really, but a note from RVB ( Cardinals Diaspora ) on Twitter got me thinking:  just how similar are Jon Garland (who I think is somehow destined to wind up a Cardinal) and likely former Card Braden Looper? I figured they would have some similarities, both are durable, […]

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Kyle McClellan and closing?

by Nick January 15, 2009

…and we continue. It’s no secret that I’m against (and on the record as such) attempting to make Kyle McClellan a starting pitcher. If the Cardinals want to do anything with McClellan other than the middle relief role he seems so well-suited for, why not this suggestion from my post McClellan to the rotation? Why?? […]

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Kyle McClellan and starting: Let’s review

by Nick January 9, 2009

Rumors persist among Cardinal fans and scribes that Kyle McClellan is the logical fifth starter if Chris Carpenter can’t go because of persistent injury issues. I’ve gone on record here more than once as being opposed to this idea, and I haven’t changed my tune. As McClellan labored down the stretch, I wrote Save McClellan […]

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Have the Cards really missed on any free agents?

by Nick January 8, 2009

Today brought us some great posts across the Cardinal blogosphere, not so indirectly focused toward an article that appeared yesterday in the St Louis Post-Dispatch. I don’t have a lot to add to what Pip and C70 have already said regarding the venom being spewed toward Cardinal management, nor about the media’s involvement in provoking […]

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Listen to UCB Radio Hour

by Nick January 8, 2009

Last night’s UCB Radio Hour proved very successful, Matthew Leach was great, answering questions with some insight we generally don’t get “on the outside looking in” during the first 20 minutes of the show.  I popped on later for some discussions about the outfield, the infield, and management. Listen to the podcast via iTunes by […]

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Matthew Leach on UCB Radio

by Nick January 6, 2009

Tomorrow night marks the return of UCB Radio – back from holiday hiatus.  Show starts at 10pm CT. This week we have a special guest joining us for the first portion of the show (I’m told probably the first 15-20 minutes), Matthew Leach from  Matthew covers the Cards for and also keeps his […]

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The best take on Aaron Miles

by Nick January 5, 2009

Matthew Leach, Cardinals beat writer for, put up a post today about the Aaron Miles “situation” on his blog Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer. First, if you don’t read Matthew’s blog, you should. When he does write over there (yes, that’s an open poke at Matthew to get him to write there more) it’s […]

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Who is left in free agency?

by Nick January 2, 2009

Now that Tony LaRussa’s self-proclaimed primary focus in the free agent market has signed on for several millions with the Los Angeles of Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA Angels – where do the Cardinals turn next? The Cardinals have, at least in the opinion of this humble scribe, several holes yet to fill as they […]

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PHE now simulcast at Cards Clubhouse

by Nick January 2, 2009

Obviously if you’re here reading, you may not find this helpful, but Pitchers Hit Eighth has partnered with Cards Clubhouse to ‘syndicate’ our content (if you will) on the forums over there. Hopefully this arrangement will bring a number of readers and opinions back and forth between the sites to make the discussion more lively […]

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UCB: Top 5 Cardinals Stories of 2008

by Nick December 31, 2008

As part of yet another great United Cardinal Bloggers project, I give you my top five stories of 2008 as pertains to the St Louis Cardinals. 1.  Lohse signs late, then signs early Kyle Lohse was on the rader of GM John Mozeliak for most of the winter prior to the 2008 season.  Lohse was […]

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