Rule 5 Draft Tidbits

by on November 29, 2010 · 0 comments

For me, one of the most interesting aspects of the baseball offseason is the 40-man roster adjustments and the “Rule 5 Draft”.  Players who are “outrighted” off the 40-man roster are sent through the waiver process.  If they pass through the waiver process unclaimed, then they are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft.  The basic […]

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Twitter Mailbag

by on November 17, 2010 · 2 comments

In the short period of time that I’ve been contributing here at PH8, I’ve noticed that about half of my new Twitter followers are #stlcards fans.  Approximately 3-4 times each week, one of these new followers will tweet or dm an interesting sports question that requires a bit of time to reply, and 140 characters […]

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This blog piece is so easy that it basically writes itself.  Veterans Day is an annual federal holiday in the United States which is observed on November 11th to honor military veterans.  Technically, the US government declared that the official spelling does not include the use of the apostrophe, so the grammar police can just […]

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Cardinals 2010 Trivia

by on October 26, 2010 · 4 comments

Since it seems that many of us are still looking for ways to pass the time until spring training, I thought that some really easy Cardinals trivia might be in order.  QUESTIONS Which player was 4th on the team in home runs behind Pujols, Holliday, and Rasmus? Which pitcher had the highest batting average among all […]

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Welcome Back TLR…

by on October 25, 2010 · 2 comments

…now go make me a sammich!  Seriously, I’m waiting for you to pull a rabbit (or at least a LHP) out of your hat.  I’ve just spent the last 24 hours making confetti from recycled paper for the forthcoming parade to be held next fall.  Such is the level of expectation associated with your decision […]

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Who’s on Second?

by on October 20, 2010 · 0 comments

Come spring of 2011, several of us Cardinals fans may be asking that very same question. Rather than wait for knowledgeable baseball oracles to purvey insider information to us in the form of #intrigue and #development, let’s do some pondering of our own.  I’ll begin with a list of free agent second basemen that I […]

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In this follow-up to “Play GM For A Day”, you get to see just how poorly I play the aforementioned game.  While I lack both business acumen and talent evaluation ability, it’s probably my inability to emotionally detach that ultimately will derail my career as a GM.  Honestly, the members of Cardinal Nation may have a […]

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Play GM For A Day

by on September 27, 2010 · 2 comments

Okay, let’s play GM for a day.  Why not pretend to spend someone else’s money and run our favorite baseball team this off-season?  Since many of us question every move the team makes (or doesn’t make), let’s give it a shot.  This post contains some pertinent information which might be useful for making the tough business decisions the GM makes.   There is also some […]

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