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Reasons for optimism

by on April 12, 2011 · 3 comments

For those of you who follow on Twitter, you know that I announced I was going to err on the side of “blinded optimism” for a while.  At least one respondent argued that I had already gone crazy.  Yet, as Tony La Russa is quick to inform us, the season is young. Matt Holliday returned [...]

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[Ed. note - With apologies to Mark, this has been sitting in the hopper for a little while unnoticed by yours truly, so understand that the items within were current when he wrote them.] Ryan Ludwick has hit second in 29 of the Cardinals 36 games and appeared in all 36 of those games. When [...]

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Looking at current Yahoo rankings, I decided to look at whether or not Cardinal hitters would be over or under this ranking at season’s end. This does not include today’s game. Player: Yadier Molina Current Rank: 191 Outlook: Molina has appeared in 28 of 31 games and started in 27 of those games. He is [...]

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