Felipe Lopez

I couldn’t help myself.  Joe Sports Fan’s Matt Sebek challenged his followers on Twitter last night to write the headline for today’s game story about Brad Penny’s effort last night… and what you see above is what you get.  I’m ashamed. Penny was masterful, obviously already seeing benefits from working under pitching coach Dave Duncan, [...]

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The Cardinals head to Milwaukee tonight to take on the team that swept St. Louis in the final three regular season games of 2009. Both teams took two of three in their respective opening-season series, and this weekend could be a rather significant matchup, as many picked Milwaukee to be one of St. Louis’ main [...]

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[by PH8 reader Ryan Dell - @KingRD3] In the 2010 off-season the Cardinals handed out the biggest contract in team history to Matt Holliday, and watched “plan B” leave for San Francisco. Plan B was no longer needed, nor did he want to wait around. Mark DeRosa, who just months earlier had been acquired for [...]

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Earlier we took a look at the possible award bonuses that Cardinal players can earn in 2010 – now we’ll tally the performance bonuses that are on the table for the upcoming season. Brad Penny Penny can earn an additional $1.5mm on top of his $7.5mm one-year deal if he pitches 204 innings or more [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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Market for Lugo

by on February 28, 2010 · 13 comments

Joe Strauss (Ed. note — the purpose here was to give my opinion of where Lugo could be traded based on needs/value. As for the actual trade, I realize I may have offended Bob and others by not being crystal clear — St. Louis would need more than one ‘free’ veteran to get a top-notch [...]

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Cardinals Sign Lopez

by on February 27, 2010 · 1 comment

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with free agent utility player Felipe Lopez on a one-year, $2 million deal, as first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This will be Lopez’s second stint with the Cardinals, after being acquired from the Washington Nationals in 2008 via trade. Since Lopez left Washington he has posted [...]

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Our initial goal was to have this series done by say…Turkey Day or so but in my mind President’s Day makes a lot more sense. And here’s why — the Cardinals had no clue how the last three months were going to play out and the results to me were still going to be skewed [...]

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Disappointment comes in many forms, especially when you are a true fan. A little bit of me dies inside every time St. Louis signs a former Cub, but that is just silly, right? The bigger trouble is knowing that former Cards will play in other uniforms, but does it have to be the Royals and [...]

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Entertain this post in the hypothetical, if you will. Its July 12th, 2010, the All-Star Break, and all is terribly wrong in the world of Cardinal Nation. Forget the relatively frigid weather of the winter and indulge yourself in a warm summer day. Don’t get too comfortable though. After all, it’s not the Winter-Warmup that [...]

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