Jess Todd

Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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Saturday brought not only a much needed win for the St. Louis Cardinals, but also another bat for their sometimes slumping offense. Many Cardinal fans had been clamoring for weeks for Cards GM John Mozeliak to acquire the versatile Mark DeRosa from the Cleveland Indians, and the deal was made late Saturday night for reliever [...]

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Yeah, I know…it’s not really reveille when it goes off at 4pm.  Consider this the “sleeping in” version of the Reveille… —– Ryan Ludwick hits the shelf.  Todd Wellemeyer gets creamed.  Lineup still not hitting.  Cards and Pirates are on the verge of combustion during this series via the beanball. Am I missing something, or [...]

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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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Days like today renew my interest in baseball. The Cards took a tough loss on the chin Saturday afternoon, they lost an opportunity to strike back yesterday because of weather, and today was a scheduled day off. I took the opportunity to listen to the Memphis Redbirds play in Oklahoma City versus the Redhawks. The [...]

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[Ed. note - today we have a guest post from Alex Eisenberg of Baseball-Intellect.com on Memphis relief pitcher Jess Todd.  Todd is making the switch from starter to reliever in Memphis this season, and many believe he could be on the short list for a callup to St Louis at some point this season.  Alex [...]

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First, thanks as always to Daniel over at C70 for setting this up, be sure to check in with his Awards post for links to the other tallies. Without further ado, my ballot for this year’s Cardinals Blogger Awards: 1) Player of the Year Ryan Ludwick Yadier Molina Albert Pujols Sure, I could make arguments [...]

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So I’ve been biding my time, waiting, watching, allowing the news to come to me. As I’m sure my loyal readers know (all three of you), it’s been eerily quiet. Let’s catch up with the goings on… First, I wanted to take another opportunity to publicize the debut and continuing development of United Cardinal Bloggers’ [...]

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With the trade deadline fast approaching, and every post I write seemingly spouting off about “why can’t we trade this minor-leaguer for an All-Star?”, I thought it appropriate to get some information from a better source.  Erik from Future Redbirds was gracious enough to take the time to answer some (admittedly) off-the-cuff questions about the [...]

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If you read this site with any regularity, you know that I’ve fairly staunchly defended Mike Parisi and his performance up until yesterday. He performed well enough as a reliever prior to yesterday’s loss that he had really, in my opinion, earned the right to be with the big-league club in the long relief role. [...]

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