My bold Carpenter prediction

by Nick July 30, 2008

Prompted by loyal reader StLCards, here is my Chris Carpenter prediction for tonight: 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 6 K I don’t know if Carp is on a pitch count, so that could radically affect the line. I think he does just enough to give the Cards a chance to win, which [...]

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A tale of two offenses

by Nick July 29, 2008

Which one will show up tonight? The Cards’ offense has recently exploded for ten runs on Saturday versus the Mets (albeit in extra time) and for twelve last night versus the Braves (albeit versus a rookie, stop-gap starter).  Last night they were even without their slugging centerfielder, Rick Ankiel.  That could be an ongoing absence, [...]

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Sunday Spitballs – 07.27.08 (The Monday Version)

by Nick July 28, 2008

Sorry for my tardiness with this one, a long weekend out of town left me exhausted and unable to stomach writing about the week that was in Cardinal baseball.  Alas, here we go… How will Cardinal fans remember the Anthony Reyes era in St Louis?  As much as I was rooting for the guy, the [...]

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Let’s play Tony LaRussa

by Nick July 26, 2008

Note:  Preprogrammed thread written prior to Friday night’s game – so this does not take into account any further bullpen implosions. Assume no trades are made – make any assumptions you like with players already in the organization.  Set your ideal pitching staff for the rest of the season. Mine is like this: SP Chris [...]

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Cub farmhand loses his mind – maybe his freedom

by Nick July 25, 2008

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 Nick July 25, 2008

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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Q&A with Erik from Future Redbirds

by Nick July 24, 2008

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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Mozeliak has to make a move

by Nick July 23, 2008

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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The next charter to Memphis

by Nick July 22, 2008

If nothing else, some of these Cardinal rookies are really piling up frequent flier mileage shuttling back and forth between Memphis and St Louis. A cursory glance of the Cards’ transactions this season shows the following trips: Kelvin Jimenez has been optioned and recalled three times.  His fourth trip to Memphis this year is just [...]

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Duncan increasing his trade value?

by Nick July 21, 2008

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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