Aaron Miles

I’m BACK!  After over a two week “hiatus” which consisted primarily of being forced to do what’s known in some circles as “work”, I’m back and worse than ever.  Fear not, though.  It’s not like I used my time wisely and tried to make the world a better place or volunteered to help Carlos Lee [...]

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Not The News – Vol V

by on March 8, 2011 · 2 comments

Since this is the 5th installment, I was going to try and make this one really epic.  It was going to be a truly monumental work of snark wrapped inside a thinly constructed flaky crust of sarcastic goodness.  Then I made myself a bit hungry.  I then realized that you can’t spell “epic” without “p i e”, and [...]

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Help Wanted

by on February 2, 2011 · 1 comment

Should MLB just hold a big job fair?  Seriously, it seems like every team is still looking to fill a spot or two, and they just can’t quite come to terms with who they want at whatever price they want to pay.  Why draw this thing out all winter?  This process should work something more [...]

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….and sign Nick Punto. Honestly, is there such a thing as too much of a mediocre-to-decent thing?  Nick Punto?  In 2010, Punto had 288 plate appearances and was good for .238/.313/.302/.615 for the Twins.  Sure, he can play 3B, SS, and 2B, but can he pitch?  After all, Aaron Miles is still available, and he can [...]

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Yes, I’m pretty sure the Cardinals have gone to plaid, but I’ll explain that later.  Focus on poker first, because I have a serious poker/baseball question to ask. Are the Cardinals going “all in” for 2011?  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the phrase “all in”, it’s a poker term that refers to a [...]

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If you watch much Cardinal baseball and read much Pitchers Hit Eighth, you know that Tony La Russa loves to sacrifice bunt and we hate giving away the out when it’s not necessary. On Saturday against the Cubs, the Cards’ half of the ninth provided such an occasion and a prime opportunity to present why [...]

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Some closing notes on the manager’s moves during the Reds series (and not the vomiting part): Randy Winn only had one at-bat. Aaron Miles only had one at-bat, and that was after coming in as a defensive substitution for Skip Schumaker at second base.  For the record, I’m okay with that move. Allen Craig was [...]

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I’m going to take a different approach to this.  Everyone clearly has their opinion of whether Chris Carpenter‘s “aside” with Brendan Ryan last night was appropriate or not, and forced to give *my* opinion, I’d probably side with a little bit of what everyone says. Carp is a little extreme sometimes.  About pretty much everything. [...]

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Occasionally real life (read: day job) takes me to various cities (read: airports) across the country, and this Tuesday and Wednesday past happened to be one of those occasions. Thankfully for my baseball habit, the same MLB.tv subscription that I depend on to watch the Cards at home travels with me – on laptop and [...]

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Unfortunately, it’s the wrong kind of history to be setting. From the “if you can’t say anything nice…” files, comes the following graph: Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str IR IS BF AB # 1 1925-06-22 STL PIT L 6-24 9.0 21 24 17 7 0 6 [...]

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