Johan Santana

I owe you dear readers a qualifier.  This is really about some of the largest contracts in baseball history that were signed prior to 2011, because it might be a tad bit early to grade that Votto deal for $225M with the ink still wet. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) – 10 years for $275M signed in [...]

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The National League East has been dominated by the Philadelphia Phillies in recent history, and bad news for the rest of the teams, 2010 will be no different. Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta Braves New York Mets Florida Marlins Washington Nationals Phillies: The best team in the National League made the blockbuster move of the off-season, trading [...]

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Another day in New York, more of the same. What is there to be said about this game?  The Cardinals apparently can’t handle the motivation (they can stick the pressure) of facing a former Cy Young winner. Last time it was Cliff Lee doing damage versus the Cardinal lineup, and today, save for a couple [...]

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I’m trying to get myself into a regular habit of writing again, so I decided yesterday (with credit due to a lot of other blogs that do this and inspired me a bit) to start writing quick game recaps – just a few things from each day’s post-game thoughts. Unfortunately, I picked a bad day [...]

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The Cardinals begin another homestand tonight, starting with a three-game set versus the New York Mets.  We exchanged quick Q&A with Mike Nichols over at MetsBlog.com.  Mike had some interesting questions for me that you can read here, and below are his responses to mine: PH8: The struggles of the Cardinals and Mets bullpens, respectively, [...]

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Back for another day of predictions, and today we move into the Senior Circuit to explore the NL East. Philadelphia Phillies – Hard to pick against a team that won the World Series in 2008 and should be as strong if not better this season.  They will have a full season of Joe Blanton in [...]

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The new Danny Haren?

by on September 5, 2008 · 4 comments

Remember the fear most Cardinal fans had (at least I did) when we shipped off an underperforming “once-prospect” for a live bullpen arm at the deadline? Don’t look now, but Anthony Reyes has posted a 2.01 ERA in five starts for the Cleveland Indians. From Jayson Stark at ESPN.com: Ask for a Reyes: Speaking of [...]

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