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Don’t worry Boo-Boo, the Rangers have Adrian Beltre who is practically “Mr. Consistency” in non-contract years, so they will be just fine.  They might miss Nelson Cruz, but Beltre will pick them up.  That’s the same Beltre who hit .340 last year and is the best defensive 3B in baseball according to CJ Wilson.  Don’t [...]

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“It’s the Cardinals, sir, they’ve gone from suck to blow.” -Spaceballs “My Cardinals always work some of the time.” -Will Smith in Bad Boys #ReplaceAWordInAMovieLineWithCardinals If you are a Twitter user, then you are probably familiar with silly hashtags like the one I used.  It’s a great excuse for normally rationale people to express themselves [...]

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Carpenter for Hamels

by on August 22, 2011 · 10 comments

If you take that “go big or go home” mentality, then this is just about as big as it gets right now.  No, I’m not actually suggesting an outright trade of Chris Carpenter for Cole Hamels, but I am suggesting that the Cardinals could basically replace Chris Carpenter with Cole Hamels.  The problem is that [...]

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Maybe the Cardinals have been going about things all wrong for the past couple of weeks.  The Redbirds did nothing on the field worth noting yesterday, and yet they picked up a half game on the Brewers in the standings.  “Huzzah” for doing nothing, I say.  If only the Cardinals could pick up a few games by doing [...]

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For any of you ready to pop champagne corks to celebrate the way the Rasmus trade has worked out, it’s just a bit early for gloating.  Trades involving young players like Colby Rasmus, Edwin Jackson, Corey Patterson, and Marc Rzepczynski are often measured both in terms of immediate impact and extended careers.  To say that [...]

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The Cardinals have spent most of this season playing with house money, and they know it.  The $8M they bet on Lance Berkman may have been the best signing of last offseason in terms of risk/reward.  A good bit of Cardinal Nation is now drinking the Kool-Aid, and I don’t have a problem with that [...]

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The Brewers went out and traded for Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) from the Mets.  That means that the Cardinals need to respond with a trade of their own, right?  Wrong.  The team’s needs haven’t changed just because one of their main competitors for the division title made a move.  Instead, the management team will see the [...]

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Before the haters out there get too excited, this isn’t really about pitting the two against one another.  Instead, the point of this post is to try to explain why Jon Jay has such a positive perception among fans while Colby Rasmus produces more of a mixed reaction.  When fans of Jon Jay laud his [...]

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Pitching Duel on PH8 Day!

by on April 3, 2011 · 1 comment

St. Louis and San Diego are locked up in a tight one, thanks to a key defensive play by Daniel Descalso. The Cards’ third baseman snared a Ryan Ludwick grounder with the bases loaded and doubled up the Padres to keep the Birds on the Bat leading through six. Jaime Garcia continued his domination through [...]

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1 Card Pickup

by on February 24, 2011 · 20 comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the news about Adam Wainwright.  You’ve probably also heard that Adam’s contract includes a few interesting tidbits that weren’t really talked about a lot until recently. His 2012 and 2013 options are guaranteed with a top 5 finish in either the 2010 or 2011 Cy [...]

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