Allen Craig

No Way Jose!

by on May 10, 2011 · 2 comments

This is about the Albert Pujols contract extension, but yet in a way it is.  The decision to avoid negotiations during the season handcuffs the team, and it certainly works against the best interests of the Cardinals.  Disagree? The Cardinals are leading a very competitive (if highly suspect) NL Central by 1 game at this point.  What [...]

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Yep, my soapbox is bigger than yours is, because it has to be sturdy.  I like to eat 8 lb burritos with a spork while I’m standing on my soapbox, so prepare yourselves.  It’s about to get ugly up in here.  WARNING: A rant is about to take place. I’m sick and tired of people [...]

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After scoring just 15 runs in the first 6 games of the season, it’s fairly safe to say that the Cardinals are not lighting anybody up on offense.  With the Redbirds sitting at 2-4, I’m willing to look at the bright side of things for a moment, though.  They’ve wasted two pretty good outings by [...]

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Proceed With Caution

by on March 8, 2011 · 4 comments

The Cardinals looked great in a 10-4 dismantling of the Twins, and they didn’t even bring out the “big guns”, Holliday and Pujols.  Skip Schumaker is hitting .385, Matt Carpenter is hitting .375, Daniel Descalso .333, Colby Rasmus .381, Jon Jay .375, Allen Craig .364, Mark Hamilton .348, Yadier Molina .357, and David Freese is [...]

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Build it Backwards

by on March 3, 2011 · 2 comments

It’s one thing to look at the 2011 Cardinals and think about tweaking one thing here or making an adjustment there.  Rebuilding is an altogether different approach, but few people really want to think about the “R” word right now.  What about looking at the team by deconstructing it first?  It’s like taking apart your [...]

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Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.  With that in mind, let’s hope that the M*A*S*H unit in Jupiter, Florida can patch Carp and Boggs back together without either one missing significant time.  I’m not actually all that familiar with the training staff, but I’m not above calling in Dr. “Hawkeye” Pierce, Winchester, [...]

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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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Mang Overboard

by on January 13, 2011 · 6 comments

“I say and I say it again, you’ve been had. You’ve been took. You’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok.” ~Malcolm X (Malcolm X – a Spike Lee joint) I couldn’t have said it better myself (probably because Denzel Washington has a way better speaking voice, and he’s well…Denzel).  Someone has tried to pull the [...]

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Heart Healthy

by on January 12, 2011 · 2 comments

C’mon!  You didn’t think I was going to go into some long-winded analogy about cholesterol, heart-healthy diets, and cardiology, did you?  Did you?  I’m not that predictable, or at least I hope I’m not that predictable.  No, I’m talking about the heart of the order.  In this case, I’m specifically talking about Rasmus-Pujols-Holliday.  Consider what [...]

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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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