Chris Perez

With the trade of Tyler Greene to the Houston Astros, the list of ex-Cardinals grew just a bit.  As a matter of fact, he might be the final piece to the most epic NotCardinals team ever.  Consider the potential NotCardinals 25-man roster.  Note that several ex-Redbirds have been excluded, but many belong on the 40-man [...]

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Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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UCB 2012 AL Predictions

by on March 29, 2012 · 0 comments

When a deadline approaches for members of the United Cardinal Bloggers, we take it seriously.  Once the deadline passes, and we have failed to meet said deadline, then we all get serious about taking deadlines seriously.  Eventually we reach a point where someone basically has to force one of us to take one for the [...]

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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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While not something I originally planned on including today, it is important for all of us here at PH8 to express our condolences to the Walters family. We were fortunate to get to know P.J. while interviewing him on UCB Radio, and I look forward to watching him overcome this tragedy and again honor his [...]

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Many Cardinal fans have experienced increased teeth-gnashing since yesterday’s news that Mark DeRosa is signing with the San Francisco Giants on a seemingly reasonable contract, at two years, $12 million. Is all of this consternation really necessary? I dug into the Bag of Internet Baseball Tricks™ today and put to bed what little concern still [...]

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Without a doubt this is a list in flux, and I presume that’s the case for more folks than just yours truly. Last season’s list bore little resemblance to what it would’ve been in mid-July of this season, and neither of those would match with the list below. Even my late posting of this list [...]

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One year ago today, we were talking about an extended start from Joel Pineiro and what it meant for his status in the starting rotation during an up-and-down 2008 season. It is always entertaining to go back to these posts and see how things looked then. Particularly Chris Carpenter coming back soon, Chris Perez being [...]

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I learned a new baseball term (or maybe just a local one) on Thursday night, when Derrick Goold Twittered back at yours truly explaining that Adam Wainwright’s getting out of another bases loaded situation on Tuesday night in Milwaukee was known as a ‘Houdini’.  (Get it?  Escape?  Good.) Well, of course, the Play Index at [...]

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More on the DeRosa trade… Speculation is already running rampant on the name of the remaining player the Cardinals will send to the Cleveland Indians by September 1st to complete the Mark DeRosa trade. We’ll know the answer to that question soon enough. But what about the other potential player to be named later in [...]

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