Jim Edmonds

Yesterday’s news about Jim Edmonds signing a minor league deal with the Cardinals immediately raised several questions in my mind.  After allowing them to bounce around the somewhat empty space within my cranium, I eventually was left with one unanswered question.  With retirement for Jimmy Ballgame waiting somewhere on the not-too-distant horizon, is Cooperstown beckoning just [...]

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Help Wanted

by on February 2, 2011 · 1 comment

Should MLB just hold a big job fair?  Seriously, it seems like every team is still looking to fill a spot or two, and they just can’t quite come to terms with who they want at whatever price they want to pay.  Why draw this thing out all winter?  This process should work something more [...]

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There is still a certain amount of consternation amongst Cardinal fans regarding Jon Jay’s uniform number and whether or not a player of his stature, or ANY player for that matter, should be wearing the number made beloved by former Cards center fielder Jim Edmonds. B.J. Rains at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat put together a [...]

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Former MLBer Morgan Ensberg is attempting to transition into broadcasting, now that his playing career is over.  As such, he’s been reaching out to anyone who will read what he has to write, both at his new blog and on Twitter (@MorganEnsberg). Reading his “insider” accounts and knowledge about the game is refreshing, but today’s [...]

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The United Cardinal Bloggers‘ January project tasked us bloggers with putting together a Cardinals team made up of the best at each position, in our opinion, during the recently completed decade.  Not really any other restrictions placed on this one, other than it was due on Friday.  Oops.  Better late than never. Not surprisingly, there [...]

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With names from Cardinal teams past popping up everywhere – Mark McGwire is the team’s new hitting coach and possible pinch-hitter (depending on whether Tony would ever really push for such a thing), and now Jim Edmonds has “challenged” LaRussa to give him a roster spot (believe what you will there) – I thought it [...]

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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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[Ed. note - As part of our vacation reading, I asked my Twitter buddy Jake Wagman, political reporter for the St Louis Post-Dispatch, to do a Q&A with us.  Happily, Jake obliged.  Extensively.  We couldn't have asked for better responses.  Jake gave us some great insight into the political workings that go along with a [...]

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Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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Here it is, probably not much anticipated, but I’m excited about bringing it to you. I should qualify my choices for this lineup. Each player must have played 50% of his games at the position listed in the given season and have 450 at-bats for that season. The following is the lineup, based upon the [...]

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