Sunday Spitballs – 07.20.08

by Nick July 20, 2008

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve chimed in with one of these – but I have plenty to say: FINALLY!  Finally the Cards got a sweep.  Not without their fair share of trouble getting there, but finally a sweep against a club that should’ve been swept.  The club just wouldn’t quit this weekend. [...]

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An Open Letter to Jon Heyman

by Nick July 19, 2008

SI.com’s Jon Heyman, who wrote that the Pirates would seek high return to trade Jason Bay, continues to insist that the Cardinals are willing to trade Colby Rasmus. His persistence is somewhat amusing since Rasmus’ availability has been repeatedly refuted and flat out denied, including two published reports from Devan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette [...]

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Lohse-and-behold

by Nick July 18, 2008

Can we get Kyle Lohse All-Star recognition retroactively? What else does he have to do? Lohse outdueled San Diego ace Jake Peavy last night by going seven innings on 107 pitches. He gave up two runs, one with a rocky start in the first inning and one on former Cardinal farm hand Edgar Gonzalez‘ home [...]

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A round of Franklins for everyone

by Nick July 17, 2008

This is your consumption level while watching Cardinals games, innings 1-8: This is your consumption level while watching Ryan Franklin pitch the ninth inning: Any questions?

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Write off the Joe Blanton rumors

by Nick July 17, 2008

I’m sure most of you have seen this already, but anyone holding out hope for Mo pulling a Joe Blanton out of his hat will be sorely disappointed. In a much-rumored, long-developing deal – Blanton was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies today for three minor leaguers. The players involved are 2B Adrian Cardenas, P Josh [...]

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Countdown to All Star 2009

by Nick July 16, 2008

So apparently I picked a bad year to completely ignore the All-Star festivities. Josh Hamilton belted 28 home runs in his first round of the Home Run Derby Monday night. Last night was more drama, as the American League beat the Nationals (yet again) 4-3, in what some are already calling the “greatest All-Star game [...]

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McClellan to the rotation? Why?

by Nick July 15, 2008

It’s that wonderful time of the baseball season called the All-Star Break where, regardless of your team’s current position in the standings, discussion inevitably turns to what might happen in the post-season.  Who’s going to be a free agent?  What players are sure to be traded (perhaps even at this season’s deadline)?  What are the [...]

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Update under the hood

by Nick July 15, 2008

Well, I got up early this morning all prepared to lay some knowledge on you folks, when I discovered that (well, actually it was kind of forced down my throat) WordPress had released a new version overnight. So, instead of Cardinal goodness, the site got an update.  I say ‘under the hood’ because most of [...]

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Blass about Ankiel: “Stunning”

by Nick July 14, 2008

I knew I had heard this during the broadcast on MLB.tv this weekend, but didn’t have the exact quote.  Thanks to DG over at STLToday.com for posting it and reminding me: “It’s stunning,” [Pittsburgh Pirates broadcaster Steve] Blass said about Ankiel, the pitcher-turned-slugger. “No one can appreciate what he has done, how he’s come and [...]

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Late to the Bonds party

by Nick July 14, 2008

So, it appears that I’ve missed the boat on this one.  Half the Cardinal blogosphere is calling for Barry Bonds to be signed. Kujo over at Rockin the Red was the first one I saw, then Scott Wuerz from the Belleville News-Democrat put a bit on his blog View From the Cheap Seats, InsideSTL.com jumped [...]

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