John Mozeliak

If you read the recent article here at PH8 about the YankiLeaks incident, you are probably already familiar with the dasterdly YankiLeaks organization which was responsible for helping create the “Abner Doubleday Agent-speak-to-English” translator.  I previously used the machine to decipher the encoded communications passed between members of the Yankees organization and Jeter’s agent, Casey Close.  [...]

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Just when I thought it was safe to venture into my backlog of blog pieces, I remembered the December project for the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB).  The project is the top 5 stories of 2010 in Cardinals baseball, and it shouldn’t be a difficult piece to write. 5.  Cardinals sign Albert Pujols to mega-deal extension [...]

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THE LAST BRENDAN RYAN POST

by on December 22, 2010 · 7 comments

I’m sorry.  I know you’re ready to move on, and so am I.  But first, I wanted to address Dennis’ post from Friday – The Fall Guy. I started to gather my thoughts for a well-written response as a comment to that post, but it quickly became clear it was going to be too long-winded [...]

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Brian Cashman on Line 1

by on December 16, 2010 · 8 comments

You’ve probably heard that the New York Yankees are a team scorned, and they are in search of a top shelf starting pitcher.  The Cardinals just happen to have a couple of those, and one just happens to be nearing the end of his contract.  He’s ‘s already spent 6 seasons pitching in the AL, [...]

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A Bucket of Baseballs

by on December 12, 2010 · 8 comments

Seriously, why not just trade Brendan Ryan for a bucket of baseballs?  The bucket of baseballs would be more useful to the 2011 Cardinals than Maikel Cleto.  That’s no knock on Cleto.  He may turn into a fine pitcher, but it’s unlikely that he’ll be a fine pitcher any time soon.  Actually, it’s unlikely that [...]

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Don’t let the title run you off just yet, I promise I’m going to make sense of it. I’m going to piggy-back a bit on what Dennis wrote this morning, because either we were reading the same things yesterday or great minds just think alike. Now, I know I’ve been a bit scarce in this [...]

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The Winter of Our Malcontent

by on December 10, 2010 · 1 comment

Conspiracy theories aren’t my thing.  I’ve been to the famous grassy knoll at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, and I’m confident that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone shooter.  It’s not that I did some complicated and expensive re-creation using a computer simulation or watched a really detailed re-enactment of the event.  It’s just that I’ve [...]

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Pujols-type Money

by on December 7, 2010 · 3 comments

If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.  You’ve probably all heard this line at one time or another.  It’s usually said in jest, but there are indeed times when it is completely appropriate and sadly true.  Consider the case of the Pagani Zonda or the Bugatti Veyron.  What are those?  If you [...]

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Obviously, there must be a huge pile of money located near a ledge somewhere, because this would logically explain why so many Cardinals fans had to be asked to back away from ledges yesterday.  I’m kidding of course, and the “ledges” weren’t real.  The only huge pile of money involved was the one the Cardinals’ [...]

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The Hot Stove Strikes Back

by on December 1, 2010 · 1 comment

We won’t mention any names here, because that would be just plain wrong Josh.  Absolutely wrong.  However, someone on the PH8 team mentioned Ryan Theriot right before the deal went down.  I’m not going on record as saying that anybody Josh had inside knowledge about this deal, but it seems a bit peculiar to me [...]

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