Felipe Lopez

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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Today brought us some great posts across the Cardinal blogosphere, not so indirectly focused toward an article that appeared yesterday in the St Louis Post-Dispatch. I don’t have a lot to add to what Pip and C70 have already said regarding the venom being spewed toward Cardinal management, nor about the media’s involvement in provoking [...]

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Well, I must say that at least one of these decisions by GM John Mozeliak and his front office counterparts with the Cardinals was a surprise. The Cards elected to decline to offer arbitration to any of their three “compensatory” free agents – Russ Springer, Braden Looper, and Jason Isringhausen.  They also did not offer [...]

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So I’ve been biding my time, waiting, watching, allowing the news to come to me. As I’m sure my loyal readers know (all three of you), it’s been eerily quiet. Let’s catch up with the goings on… First, I wanted to take another opportunity to publicize the debut and continuing development of United Cardinal Bloggers’ [...]

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Cardinals need a Holliday

by on November 10, 2008 · 7 comments

Ed. Note: My apologies to PH8 contributor StLCards, who put this post up a few days ago, and I didn’t even realize it was here.  Please read below. —– Last week amidst all the Jake Peavy rumblings I came across a headline that basically indicated the Rockies were now ready to accept less for Holliday. [...]

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I would not have sent Ryan Franklin out for a second inning (although, who I am kidding, I wouldn’t have brought him into a tie game to begin with). I would have had Felipe Lopez bunting with Brendan Ryan on first and no one out. I definitely would have had Lopez bunting with Ryan on [...]

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Felipe Lopez is a winner

by on September 3, 2008 · 5 comments

Courtesy of VEB reader Tackle Box in today’s VEB game post, via UmpBump.com, I present you this: You win Felipe Lopez.  Even if you can’t play left field worth a lick, you win.

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As I was watching Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, watching the Cards squander another opportunity for a sweep, I saw something that I hadn’t seen from a Cardinal hurler all season.  I saw Kyle Lohse stick up for someone on his team.  Granted, it was himself he was sticking up for, but he showed [...]

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Quick observations

by on August 15, 2008 · 1 comment

Chris Perez is starting to get ‘that look’ when he pitches.  Tonight, he seemed really pissed off that Brandon Phillips got that hit to left, and he took it out on Javier Valentin and Edwin Encarnacion.  The slider was working, the heater was working, the control seemed to be working.  CP63 has got it going [...]

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Brian Barton has rejoined the Cardinals, but is has not yet been activated. Technically, the Cardinals could keep him on the disabled list the rest of the season and retain his rights, after choosing him in this past off-season’s Rule 5 Draft.  While I doubt the Cardinal management would go that far just to keep [...]

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