Brendan Ryan

Runner’s Indifference

by on March 13, 2011 · 0 comments

Darn the limitations of the 25 man roster.  If ever there was a year the Cardinals could use a 30 man roster, it’s 2011.  It’s not that the team would be all that much better (it probably would), it’s just that it would probably be a bit more fun to watch.  Take Matt Carpenter for [...]

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The Cardinals Conundrum

by on February 3, 2011 · 37 comments

Simply put, a “conundrum” is a particularly difficult problem that cannot be solved in a satisfactory manner (yes I just made up that definition).  It just so happens to be an appropriate way to describe the position I find myself in when the Cardinals make a move that I consider nonsensical or downright dumb.  I absolutely [...]

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Nothing earth-shattering here, but felt it worth passing along a couple of quotes from a chat that Chris Perez – of former “Closer of the Future” notoriety in St. Louis – participated in at Cleveland.com.  [h/t to John Marecek on Twitter for the link] The first reference to the Cardinals was pretty benign: Ray: Prior [...]

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THE LAST BRENDAN RYAN POST

by on December 22, 2010 · 7 comments

I’m sorry.  I know you’re ready to move on, and so am I.  But first, I wanted to address Dennis’ post from Friday – The Fall Guy. I started to gather my thoughts for a well-written response as a comment to that post, but it quickly became clear it was going to be too long-winded [...]

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The Fall Guy

by on December 17, 2010 · 5 comments

If you haven’t read Tim McKernan’s article with Kyle Lohse on InsideSTL.com, then I suggest you click here for the goods.  I’d include some quotes, but it’s really worth a read, especially the part where Lohse claims to like Brendan right before he throws him under the team bus with a shot across the professionalism bow.  [...]

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A Bucket of Baseballs

by on December 12, 2010 · 8 comments

Seriously, why not just trade Brendan Ryan for a bucket of baseballs?  The bucket of baseballs would be more useful to the 2011 Cardinals than Maikel Cleto.  That’s no knock on Cleto.  He may turn into a fine pitcher, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be a fine pitcher any time soon.  Actually, it’s unlikely that [...]

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Don’t let the title run you off just yet, I promise I’m going to make sense of it. I’m going to piggy-back a bit on what Dennis wrote this morning, because either we were reading the same things yesterday or great minds just think alike. Now, I know I’ve been a bit scarce in this [...]

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The Winter of Our Malcontent

by on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Conspiracy theories aren’t my thing.  I’ve been to the famous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and I’m confident that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.  It’s not that I did some complicated and expensive re-creation using a computer simulation or watched a really detailed re-enactment of the event.  It’s just that I’ve [...]

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I usually visit the #stlcards tweets a few times a week to see what exactly the rest of the Cardinal nation tweeps have on their minds, and I frequently find someone amusing to follow in the process.  If you are interested, please feel free to check out the list of people I follow.  Occasionally, a topic [...]

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No, I’m not advocating anything that involves combining a “hot stove” and a “shallow pool”.  The title is intended to imply that the pool of free agents and potential trade targets is relatively thin during this hot stove season.  I shouldn’t feel the need to explain that, but I do live in what I consider [...]

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