Jake Westbrook

  Indeed, the limitations of the 25 man roster impose certain constraints on the Cardinals that some teams do not have.  The Cardinals legitimately have greater than 25 players who have to varying degrees earned spots on the roster and potentially deserve some playing time.  For many teams, that “problem” represents a best-case scenario.  For [...]

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That’s right.  The magic number for the Cardinals to eliminate the Chicago Cubs from the NL Central division title is 135.  That would still leave the Cubs with a shot at the wild card, but it really is never too early to start taking shots at how bad the Cubs are.  Why?  Why not?  Also, [...]

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Also, keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times until the bandwagon comes to a complete stop.  Make sure you seats and tray tables are in the fully upright and locked positions.  In the unlikely event of a water landing, Logan Morrison‘s ego may be used as a flotation device. It may [...]

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It’s not personal.  It’s business.  The St. Louis Cardinals do not need Roy Oswalt right now.  They may need him sometime down the road, but they really don’t need him right at this very moment.  Some people would have you believe otherwise, but it’s always easier when spending other people’s money.  Consider the pitchers that [...]

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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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FIP’ing The Birds

by on February 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Pitching wins championships.  Defense wins championships.  The best defense is a good offense.  A watched pot never boils. These cliches make some sense, but there is no absolute truth to be found among them.  The Cardinals won the 2011 World Series with something short of a stellar defense, but it would be woefully inaccurate to [...]

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Under Construction

by on February 1, 2012 · 8 comments

  There is no questioning the results thus far.  Cardinals’ GM John Mozeliak has built a good track record during his time with the team.  Is there a method to his madness?  Maybe.  He may not have a printed set of blueprints for building a team, but he certainly seems to have an idea of [...]

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WWU: On Deck for Sunday

by on January 14, 2012 · 0 comments

Much more to come from Saturday’s goings on at the Hyatt, but looking forward to Sunday, here is some of the Winter Warm-Up lineup for day two: Autographs 9am – David Green, JC Romero, Chris Duncan, Danny Cox, Curt Ford, Chuck Diering 10am – Red Schoendienst, Shelby Miller, Matt Adams, Jim Donohue 11am – Tony [...]

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It’s that time of the year again, for the United Cardinal Bloggers’ Fall Roundtable discussions.  You can find all of the other question and answer sessions by visiting the UCB site - but yesterday was our turn to do the asking, thus today is the day to do the posting. We asked: It seems with every [...]

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Yes, there needs to be one.  No, it’s not just for people who commit egregious party fouls (double dipping).  It’s also for any of the “Best Fans in Baseball” who gave up on the Cardinals way back in August….or July….or anytime at all this season.  It’s also good for any Cardinal fans who stopped watching [...]

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