Colby Rasmus

  Perhaps no Cardinals player receives more scrutiny day in, day out for performances in small sample sizes than Tyler Greene.  Greene has no shortage of detractors who have watched him struggle during his stretches at the major league level, and he has a dedicated group of fans who manage to find some reason for [...]

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The question has been asked since the day he was hired. “What kind of manager is Mike Matheny going to be?” It was asked of the players, the existing coaching staff, and it was asked of Matheny himself. The players seem genuinely excited about playing for Matheny, as evidenced by Chris Carpenter‘s comments at Winter [...]

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Dennis did a much better job describing the fun earlier right here, so I get the easy job! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine getting to take part in something so cool as the CBA’s when this all started for me. I am blessed to get to work with a great pair of guys [...]

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Back in January of last year, we made a “mashup” of the Cardinal teams of 2000 and 2010 – choosing the best player seasons of each year and combining them to form one lineup/roster. In anticipation of NLCS Game Three, here is a similar exercise for the 1982 World Series and 2011 National League Championship [...]

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John Mozeliak doubles up

by on October 6, 2011 · 12 comments

It’s been said more than once, by more than one person, Cardinals fan or not: The Colby Rasmus trade was an all-in move for the 2011 Cards. All of sports has adopted the strategic poker move as a euphemism for taking extreme measures or doing everything in one’s power to accomplish a goal. After last [...]

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Not not those talking heads.  These Talking Heads. “You may ask yourself, ‘Well, how did I get here?’” -David Byrne How DID we get here?  If someone had gone into hibernation at the end of April and woke up in early September, without the convenience of having a standings sheet in front of them, the [...]

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Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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This post has been clanking around in my head for some time, a couple of weeks now at least, just waiting for the right moment – the right time to finally put words to screen, to find what it is that remains of the 2011 Cardinals season. Away from the whiplash fans (“Tonight’s win was [...]

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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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