Dave Duncan

[Ed. note - As part of our vacation reading, I asked my Twitter buddy Jake Wagman, political reporter for the St Louis Post-Dispatch, to do a Q&A with us.  Happily, Jake obliged.  Extensively.  We couldn't have asked for better responses.  Jake gave us some great insight into the political workings that go along with a [...]

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What a two game stretch for the Cardinals, eh? After flipping the switch on the typical bullpen story Tuesday night, the Cards were pretty dominant from wire-to-wire last night. Joel Pineiro was economical, efficient, and overall outstanding.  He gave the bullpen some rest after lots of work Tuesday night, not to mention being short two [...]

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Days like today renew my interest in baseball. The Cards took a tough loss on the chin Saturday afternoon, they lost an opportunity to strike back yesterday because of weather, and today was a scheduled day off. I took the opportunity to listen to the Memphis Redbirds play in Oklahoma City versus the Redhawks. The [...]

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The Cardinals have made a move to bolster (???) their bullpen, in the wake of several rough outings for the season. Brian Barton, a Rule 5 draft selection a year ago, is headed to the Atlanta Braves for right-handed relief pitcher Blaine Boyer. Boyer hasn’t been a world-beater, but maybe Dave Duncan sees something he [...]

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Is anyone else becoming mildly concerned about Adam Wainwright’s seemingly sudden inability to throw strikes? I know, small sample size and all, but the sample size continues to grow with no marked improvement.  It should also be noted that he had this same problem in the spring, struggling to get in a groove and running [...]

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No, not *this* The Outfield, but rather the 2009 Cardinals outfield.  What do you imagine Rick Ankiel was thinking to himself watching his mates bang around a bunch of hits yesterday while he continues to struggle at the plate?  Colby Rasmus continues to look more comfortable at the plate, while flashing the leather in center [...]

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In what was a great weekend series for the Cardinals, we learned a few things.  It is much easier to win and far less stressful on the bullpen when the Cardinals can produce either A) ten-plus runs or B) get a three-hit complete game shutout from a starting pitcher. Kyle Lohse is clearly on a [...]

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Albert Pujols is hitting .714 – think he can keep up that pace? That might be a record or something. So much for his slow start after a down spring. —– Tonight was the first time I saw Skip Schumaker in live-action at second base. He didn’t look bad, save for that monster of a [...]

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a Roundtable project, a way to pass the time during Spring Training while waiting for Opening Day. We had the honor of leading off this time around, so here goes: In light of the way the free agent market has progressed, do you think the Cards jumped the [...]

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While some of these wouldn’t necessarily qualify as a “move” in most minds, here are – in my opinion – the most influential moves/non-moves/transactions made by the Cardinals’ brass during the 2008 calendar year.  (In no particular order.) Trade Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus. I still wonder to this day if John Mozeliak fell out [...]

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