John Smoltz

Reading a couple of posts over at STLCardinalBaseball this weekend led me into a bit of a debate with Ray over whether the Cardinals routinely pay market value for their players or not.  Spurred on by the ongoing discussions about what market value may look like for one Yadier Molina, Ray took a look at [...]

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Entertain this post in the hypothetical, if you will. Its July 12th, 2010, the All-Star Break, and all is terribly wrong in the world of Cardinal Nation. Forget the relatively frigid weather of the winter and indulge yourself in a warm summer day. Don’t get too comfortable though. After all, it’s not the Winter-Warmup that [...]

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Many Cardinal fans have experienced increased teeth-gnashing since yesterday’s news that Mark DeRosa is signing with the San Francisco Giants on a seemingly reasonable contract, at two years, $12 million. Is all of this consternation really necessary? I dug into the Bag of Internet Baseball Tricks™ today and put to bed what little concern still [...]

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Rotation Junction

by on August 28, 2009 · 0 comments

The revelation that Kyle Lohse is closer to returning than anyone thought has me pondering when John Smoltz should be moved to his permanent spot with St. Louis. It really has nothing to do with K-Mac last night or Motte for the last couple of months but rather October. Don’t get me wrong — I [...]

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Every so often we get e-mails from the great media relations folks over at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, mostly containing information about upcoming guests on their MLB shows, particularly MLB Home Plate’s “The Show” – featuring Jody McDonald and former MLB pitcher Rob Dibble. Yesterday’s e-mail, however, was of particular interest to Cardinal fans, so [...]

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In another game that many would argue the 2008 Cardinals didn’t have a chance in, the 2009 Redbirds emerge victorious to win another series against the Dodgers, their fifth win this season in the seventh and final regular season matchup with the NL West leaders. Notes Adam Wainwright was brilliant early, then seemed as if [...]

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Ok, fine.  I give. I’ve been through the splits. I have convinced myself that John Smoltz doesn’t have the bullets left to be a starting pitcher. I even made a pros and cons list! Word has been filtering through Twitter via Joe Strauss: Barring waiver claim, Smoltz to Cardinals Wednesday: STL Post-Dispatch #stlcards (Strauss also [...]

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Get ready for the link-fest folks. Shelby Miller The Cardinals’ front office has been saying for weeks they weren’t worried about getting a deal done.  The St. Louis scribes have said for some time that they expected it to get done.  There are tidbits floating around on Twitter today that many of these deals have [...]

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a Roundtable project, a way to pass the time during Spring Training while waiting for Opening Day. We had the honor of leading off this time around, so here goes: In light of the way the free agent market has progressed, do you think the Cards jumped the [...]

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Who is left in free agency?

by on January 2, 2009 · 5 comments

Now that Tony LaRussa’s self-proclaimed primary focus in the free agent market has signed on for several millions with the Los Angeles of Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA Angels – where do the Cardinals turn next? The Cardinals have, at least in the opinion of this humble scribe, several holes yet to fill as they [...]

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