Pitching – How do we stack up

by StLCards December 13, 2008

Always hard to follow along with all the moves, so I’m hoping this gives an indication of where the Cardinals pitching is at within the central division. I’m going to use the depth charts at mlb.com as the reference. They are fairly up to date as they show Greene at SS already. Cardinals – SP: Wainright, Lohse, […]

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Increased opportunities and the Khalil Greene trade

by Nick December 10, 2008

So I’ve been banging these ideas, ‘theories’ if you will, around in my head since the Khalil Greene trade was announced late last week.  I decided that some of them were just too ingenious to keep to myself. Everyone knows and acknowledges that one of the Cardinals’ priorities heading into this season was finding middle […]

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UCB Radio, Twitter from Vegas, and some belated thanks

by Nick December 9, 2008

Just wanted to note for those of you interested, I will be co-hosting a portion of United Cardinal Bloggers Radio tomorrow night.  The show starts at 10p CT and is scheduled to run for two hours.  I will be chiming in on the second hour.  Take a listen and call in with any questions for […]

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Set the Lineup

by StLCards December 8, 2008

Let’s get an early jump. Based on what we have now and what we know about Tony let’s try to set the lineup for 2009. You can enter names or stats or just general wants. Leadoff, RF, Skip Schumaker. – Schumaker really proved himself as a leadoff hitter last year. In fact, Shoeman batted .309 […]

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UCB Radio, Khalil Greene, Paul DePodesta, and Derrick Goold

by Nick December 5, 2008

It’s smorgasboard time at PH8. We made another appearance (albeit brief, at the end of the show) on UCB Radio on Wednesday night.  Chet from 4thebirds did the hosting, and he did a wonderful job at that.  It’s a great listen, you can check it out in the little box at the top right up […]

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Some small site updates

by Nick December 2, 2008

In my infinite boredom with the current state of the free agent market and the Cardinals’ participation in it, I have taken it upon myself to make some updates to the site here. First, I have ditched the plugin I was using before to keep my Twitter posts on the sidebar.  I’ve changed to a […]

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No arbitration for Springer, Looper, Isringhausen

by Nick December 1, 2008

Well, I must say that at least one of these decisions by GM John Mozeliak and his front office counterparts with the Cardinals was a surprise. The Cards elected to decline to offer arbitration to any of their three “compensatory” free agents – Russ Springer, Braden Looper, and Jason Isringhausen.  They also did not offer […]

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Why I love Mike Leach, Graham Harrell, and Texas Tech

by Nick December 1, 2008

So, it occurred to me that I own this place and can pretty much write about whatever I like (with all due respect and apologies to my loyal readers – all three of you). With that said, I have to make a shout-out to my favorite ‘underdog,’ my favorite ‘freak show,’ my favorite college football […]

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UCB: Second Annual St Louis Cardinals Blogger Awards

by Nick November 21, 2008

First, thanks as always to Daniel over at C70 for setting this up, be sure to check in with his Awards post for links to the other tallies. Without further ado, my ballot for this year’s Cardinals Blogger Awards: 1) Player of the Year Ryan Ludwick Yadier Molina Albert Pujols Sure, I could make arguments […]

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Catching up with the Cardinals’ off-season

by Nick November 19, 2008

So I’ve been biding my time, waiting, watching, allowing the news to come to me. As I’m sure my loyal readers know (all three of you), it’s been eerily quiet. Let’s catch up with the goings on… First, I wanted to take another opportunity to publicize the debut and continuing development of United Cardinal Bloggers’ […]

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