Daniel Descalso

If you love baseball’s “silly season” during which baseball players routinely have the opportunity to injure themselves patting themselves and each other on the back, then the inaugural “Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show” is just the thing for you.  That’s right.  ESPN has set aside a whole hour dedicated to an announcement that really shouldn’t [...]

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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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About Last Night

by on September 27, 2011 · 0 comments

Reporter: ”Coach, what do you think about your team’s execution?” Coach John McKay:  “I’m all for it.” The Cardinals should definitely be looking ahead, but there are several valuable lessons worth taking away from last night.  They are much the same lessons that have been giving the guys fits all season long, and it is never too late [...]

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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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If you didn’t take time to read PH8′s Constitution of Bloggery (aka Where Optimism and Realism Diverge) for all Cardinal fans who seek balance and harmony between the opposing forces of cliff jumping and foolish optimism, then please go do it now.  His take was really inspired as he sought to bring equilibrium to the force.  I [...]

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Soft In The Middle

by on June 17, 2011 · 10 comments

“A man walks down the street, He says, Why am I soft in the middle now? Why am I soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard! “  ~You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)   Paul had it right.  Why are the Cardinals so soft in the middle?  The answer [...]

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Hellooo, TLR!  Is this thing even on?  Has anybody besides me noticed that Matt Holliday hasn’t exactly been pounding the ball since going 3/5 on May 13th against the Reds?  Since that day, he’s gone 4/31 and dropped his batting average from .398 to .344.  A hitting slump alone isn’t cause for concern, especially when [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between [...]

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Drew Silva from NBCSports.com’s Hardball Talk blog and Rotoworld.com joins us to talk about the Cardinals and the NL Central. We touched on several topics (ranging across a couple recording dates) including the Cards’ defense, bullpen, Chris Carpenter‘s struggles, and Ryan Theriot versus Brendan Ryan (and Tyler Greene, and Nick Punto, and Daniel Descalso, and [...]

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