Hall of Very Good

Without a game to talk about, the Cardinals having Monday off in preparation for this week’s inter-league road trip, I felt it a good time to clear out the ole’ PH8 inbox – from time to time we receive notes from various folks with Cardinal-related information they’d like us to pass along to you, the three [...]

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Dale Murphy Nick: Dale Murphy won back to back MVP awards. Several Gold Gloves under his belt, at a premium position. No big milestones in the counting stats, and good – not great – percentage numbers. Ellis Burks outranks Murphy in career WAR and we eliminated Burks before the talkin’ started. Jim Edmonds outpaces Murphy [...]

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Jack Morris Nick: Jack Morris doesn’t pass the sniff test for me. He was good, but folks hedge on Bert Blyleven but then gush over Morris? I’m sorry folks, a 10-inning playoff shutout start does not make you a Hall of Famer. Bud Smith threw a no-hitter once too. Morris doesn’t stack up for me [...]

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