Jason LaRue

One thing I have learned from trying my hand at designing is that I’m much better at writing. So with that in mind, my weekly updates about the PH8 ESPN League are going to be quite boring in April. Hopefully by May both the Cardinals bullpen and my art skills will have improved to the [...]

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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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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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This post has taken a complete 180 degree turn from what I was preparing to write. I said it on Twitter earlier, and I’ll say it again here. I’m not one typically prone to exaggeration, but that 8th inning may have been a critical turning point not only in the game, but the season What [...]

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Joe Thurston has cost the Cardinals several outs on the bases (and thus himself as a baserunner and potential run, obviously) this season.  And when I say several, I mean a glaring amount, in comparison. This subject was first broached on Twitter by Matthew Leach, the answer to which I was quickly able to find [...]

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Earlier this week, Fox Sports Midwest studio anchor and co-host of the “Parris and Burwell” radio show Pat Parris posted to his blog on the 101 ESPN website, indicating he had the answer for the Cardinals’ offensive struggles. Please, Pat, do tell! Instant Help For Offense…Bat Pitcher 9th With a title like that, it seemed [...]

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What a two game stretch for the Cardinals, eh? After flipping the switch on the typical bullpen story Tuesday night, the Cards were pretty dominant from wire-to-wire last night. Joel Pineiro was economical, efficient, and overall outstanding.  He gave the bullpen some rest after lots of work Tuesday night, not to mention being short two [...]

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Today is part two of our look at the Cardinals’ focus on defending the running game. We’ll take a look at how the catchers play a role in slowing down the running game of opposing teams. If you missed part one yesterday, you can catch up before diving into today’s post. Let’s get some simple [...]

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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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