Gerald Laird

Reading a couple of posts over at STLCardinalBaseball this weekend led me into a bit of a debate with Ray over whether the Cardinals routinely pay market value for their players or not.  Spurred on by the ongoing discussions about what market value may look like for one Yadier Molina, Ray took a look at [...]

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Yes, it is already that time of year.  As of right now, over 150 players have already filed for free agency.  Among that group are several members of the 2011 World Series Champion Cardinals.  The team obviously has some decisions to make about these free agents (and others), and it’s usually a lot of fun to [...]

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Take The Gloves Off

by on May 16, 2011 · 17 comments

Let me begin with a huge disclaimer, because I like disclaimers a lot.  The Reds are presently constructed a lot like I would like to see the Cardinals put together right now.  They have a lot of speed and power in the right places, defend well, and they appear to have just enough pitching to [...]

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Heart Healthy

by on January 12, 2011 · 2 comments

C’mon!  You didn’t think I was going to go into some long-winded analogy about cholesterol, heart-healthy diets, and cardiology, did you?  Did you?  I’m not that predictable, or at least I hope I’m not that predictable.  No, I’m talking about the heart of the order.  In this case, I’m specifically talking about Rasmus-Pujols-Holliday.  Consider what [...]

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Yes, I’m pretty sure the Cardinals have gone to plaid, but I’ll explain that later.  Focus on poker first, because I have a serious poker/baseball question to ask. Are the Cardinals going “all in” for 2011?  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the phrase “all in”, it’s a poker term that refers to a [...]

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As Josh mentioned yesterday, we are embarking upon a month-long (or so) series of report cards for the 2009 Cardinals, and he kicked it off with his grades at the catcher position yesterday. Now it’s my turn. Yadier Molina Yadi has long been well regarded in big league circles as an outstanding defensive catcher, one [...]

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