Jeff Luhnow

The games are over, but the roster games are just beginning. There has been activity surrounding the Cardinals’ 40-man roster in recent days, with Kyle Lohse and Lance Berkman filing for free agency, Lohse receiving a one-year qualifying offer from the club, and others being shuffled around in preparation for December’s Rule 5 draft. Kyle [...]

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The Cardinals’ release of veteran non-roster invitees Alex Cora and Koyie Hill on Sunday wasn’t the type of transaction that jumps off the computer screen at you, but it was another signal of how the organization has changed in recent years. Five years ago, and perhaps even more recently, Cora and/or Hill probably would have [...]

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Cardinals fans, even those on the realistic side, can’t help but hope – or perhaps even expect – that former first-round pick Shelby Miller will graduate to the majors by next April and become the next great St. Louis pitcher. Miller, who made his 2012 Spring Training debut Wednesday, is sculpted like the ideal right-handed [...]

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Yeah, I’m a little behind on this one – so what, wanna fight about it? 5. Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay go fishing I’ve been told, over and over and over and over again, that this was a thing. And then Doc saved someone from a snake and Carp busted up his toe. Story! (You [...]

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I was minding my own business on Twitter this morning when the must-follow Sam Miller tweeted a link to this post from El Maquino, the results (as of Thursday morning) of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch online poll. Go check them out. Are you done laughing yet? Can I continue? OK, I’ll wait … Let’s get two facts [...]

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Will Leitch, life-long Cardinal fan (and also of New York Magazine, his book Are We Winning?, and Editor Emeritus of Deadspin) was our guest for the first post-Pujols recording. We discussed that subject at length, as well as what the future holds for the Cardinals sans Albert Pujols, and just a little Fighting Illini chatter [...]

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Late night Twitter rumors are fun! And it’s not Albert Pujols… Tonight, the following Tweet came across my screen: @Ellen_Prinzi: CONGRATULATIONS to @jluhnow [Jeff Luhnow] on being named GM for the Houston Astros. Well deserved, he was the best boss I ever had Obviously from the text you can see that Mrs. Prinzi is a former [...]

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ESPN’s Keith Law from Scouts Inc. ranked the St. Louis Cardinal minor league system 29th out of 30 in his yearly organizational rankings list. St. Louis’ system was depleted by the mid-season trade acquisitions of Mark DeRosa and Matt Holliday. While having a poor minor league system is never a good thing, on the optimistic [...]

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Without a doubt this is a list in flux, and I presume that’s the case for more folks than just yours truly. Last season’s list bore little resemblance to what it would’ve been in mid-July of this season, and neither of those would match with the list below. Even my late posting of this list [...]

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With the 19th selection of the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals have selected right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller, from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, TX. ‘Round here we know better than to step on the toes of the fine folks over at Future Redbirds, who have far more knowledge [...]

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