Daniel Descalso

No Way Jose!

by on May 10, 2011 · 2 comments

This is about the Albert Pujols contract extension, but yet in a way it is.  The decision to avoid negotiations during the season handcuffs the team, and it certainly works against the best interests of the Cardinals.  Disagree? The Cardinals are leading a very competitive (if highly suspect) NL Central by 1 game at this point.  What [...]

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Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium this weekend have been treated to three starting pitching gems so far in just two games – two for the good guys (Jaime Garcia and Kyle Lohse) and one by the opposing Brewers (Yovani Gallardo).  Lohse’s required a bit more wiggle work, but he was outstanding again nonetheless. We enter [...]

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Yep, my soapbox is bigger than yours is, because it has to be sturdy.  I like to eat 8 lb burritos with a spork while I’m standing on my soapbox, so prepare yourselves.  It’s about to get ugly up in here.  WARNING: A rant is about to take place. I’m sick and tired of people [...]

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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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It’s time that the little Napoleonic portion of my brain comes out to play a bit.  Why?  I’ve heard enough nonsense from the talking heads on television.  If there is going to be absolute nonsense, then it might as well come from me, and it might as well be at least somewhat amusing. UNTRUTHS: The [...]

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Runner’s Indifference

by on March 13, 2011 · 0 comments

Darn the limitations of the 25 man roster.  If ever there was a year the Cardinals could use a 30 man roster, it’s 2011.  It’s not that the team would be all that much better (it probably would), it’s just that it would probably be a bit more fun to watch.  Take Matt Carpenter for [...]

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Proceed With Caution

by on March 8, 2011 · 4 comments

The Cardinals looked great in a 10-4 dismantling of the Twins, and they didn’t even bring out the “big guns”, Holliday and Pujols.  Skip Schumaker is hitting .385, Matt Carpenter is hitting .375, Daniel Descalso .333, Colby Rasmus .381, Jon Jay .375, Allen Craig .364, Mark Hamilton .348, Yadier Molina .357, and David Freese is [...]

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Riverboat Gambler

by on March 7, 2011 · 11 comments

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em Know when to walk away and know when to run” ~Kenny Rogers (The Gambler) Those words of wisdom probably apply just as well to free agency as they do to poker, and there are certainly some parallels to be drawn.  You can’t win every [...]

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BERKMAN HOMERS IN FIRST SPRING TRAINING GAME – NEARLY STRIKES BALLOON! The most amazing part about this highlight shot is the big fat baseball landing just on the other side of the left-centerfield wall.  Awesome camera work!  Oh wait.  There wasn’t any coverage of the game at all, because apparently nobody thought the members of [...]

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….and sign Nick Punto. Honestly, is there such a thing as too much of a mediocre-to-decent thing?  Nick Punto?  In 2010, Punto had 288 plate appearances and was good for .238/.313/.302/.615 for the Twins.  Sure, he can play 3B, SS, and 2B, but can he pitch?  After all, Aaron Miles is still available, and he can [...]

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