Vote Albert for MVP

by Nick September 25, 2008

Ok, so I don’t have any great way for you to influence that decision. What I do have, is a link to a post over at Redbird Review, where John dug up a great article on Page 2 at ESPN.com about the typical responses to Albert Pujols’ chances to win the NL MVP. Cruise over [...]

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Can the Cubs count on Carlos Zambrano?

by Nick September 25, 2008

I try my best to stick with strictly Cards talk here – and try to hold my general contempt for the Cubs as the only topic to a minimum…but this was just too good to pass up. In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I caught this episode of events while [...]

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Tell me again, why all the Kennedy venom?

by Nick September 25, 2008

Put aside for a minute the fact that he wants to be traded (or for that matter, thinks he’s a tradeable commodity at this point). Adam Kennedy had another ho-hum two-for-four last night with one run batted in.  The effort raised his season batting average to .271. Sure, he’s not hitting for power, as his [...]

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Cards stay alive for one more game

by Nick September 22, 2008

As if watching the late-August and early-September swoon of the Cardinals hasn’t been bad enough, it appears no one else wants to take the NL Wild Card spot in the playoffs.  The Mets lost to the Cubs tonight, allowing the Cardinals to mathematically remain “in the race” regardless of their outcome versus Arizona tonight (and [...]

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This week’s Redbird Tweets – 2008-09-20

by Nick September 20, 2008

I can’t believe the Cards are still only 4.5 games out of the WC # 6pm tonight – the March to the Wild Card begins – I’m calling it right now # TGlaus doesn’t look any worse for the wear, does he? # Another reason why FeLo shouldn’t be playing LF – he only knows [...]

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Save McClellan for next year

by Nick September 19, 2008

I think it’s time to start thinking about shutting Kyle McClellan down (if he’s not unofficially done anyway) for the season, albeit what little is left of it. Kyle had another rough outing on Tuesday night, surrendering three runs in one-third of an inning. Unfortunately, this type of appearance has become all too common in [...]

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Cardinals to purchase AAA Memphis Redbirds

by Nick September 17, 2008

The ink has barely dried on the St Louis Cardinals’ agreement to continue to partner with the Memphis Redbirds as its triple-A affiliate through 2012. The Pacific Coast League’s Redbirds have been a mainstay in Memphis as the club’s highest level minor league affiliate since the Cards broke affiliation with the Louisville Redbirds (now the [...]

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Doing some site housekeeping

by Nick September 16, 2008

In my desire to always provide you, my loyal readers (all three of you), with the best possible experience while you’re on the site, I’ve been looking at ways to try to clean things up around here a bit. Getting rid of the calendar – I think it just looks a bit haphazard and doesn’t [...]

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Breaking down prospect Nico Vasquez

by Nick September 15, 2008

I received an e-mail over the weekend from Alex Eisenberg over at Baseball-Intellect.com, alerting me to his analysis of Nico Vasquez‘ swing and projections going forward. From Eisenberg’s article Scouting Cardinals Prospect Niko Vasquez: Vasquez is coordinated and fairly agile with a strong arm at the shortstop position, but questions about his overall foot speed [...]

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Brewers fire Yost, LaRussa glad Doug Melvin isn’t his boss

by Nick September 15, 2008

The Milwaukee Brewers fired Ned Yost today, according to ESPN.com. The Brewers were just swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, dropping them into a tie with the Phillies in the NL Wild Card race.  The Brewers have lost 11 of their last 14 games, allowing many teams to climb back into the playoff hunt. This makes [...]

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