Jon Jay

If you didn’t take time to read PH8′s Constitution of Bloggery (aka Where Optimism and Realism Diverge) for all Cardinal fans who seek balance and harmony between the opposing forces of cliff jumping and foolish optimism, then please go do it now.  His take was really inspired as he sought to bring equilibrium to the force.  I [...]

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I’ve got an ever-growing number of items floating around the ole desk here that I need to get resolved, so as such, here’s one big catch-all post to take care of them… Trade Deadline Not ecstatic to see Colby Rasmus leave, but I think it was another situation where the relationship (however you want to [...]

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Before the haters out there get too excited, this isn’t really about pitting the two against one another.  Instead, the point of this post is to try to explain why Jon Jay has such a positive perception among fans while Colby Rasmus produces more of a mixed reaction.  When fans of Jon Jay laud his [...]

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So, what is the good news?  You may have to dig a little for it, but I’ll give you 10 reasons why Cardinal fans should be optimistic during the next 6 weeks. On paper, the Cardinals start off with a relatively tough schedule, but they tend to play to the level of their competition.  They are 2-0 against [...]

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Soft In The Middle

by on June 17, 2011 · 10 comments

“A man walks down the street, He says, Why am I soft in the middle now? Why am I soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard! “  ~You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon)   Paul had it right.  Why are the Cardinals so soft in the middle?  The answer [...]

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Chris Carpenter once again pitched well enough to win, yet received a no-decision. See, it’s not that Carpenter hasn’t been pitching well – or well enough to be better than his 1-5 record shows, given his 3.57 FIP (including last night’s game) – it’s that he’s seemingly working harder than ever to be “successful”. Take [...]

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The rumors of Albert Pujols‘ demise have been greatly exaggerated (already).  He may have another 700 plate appearances to compensate for his lousy opening day performance, and he does have a history of putting up decent numbers by season’s end.  Despite the 0-everything from AP, the Cardinals still had the lead in the 9th with [...]

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Proceed With Caution

by on March 8, 2011 · 4 comments

The Cardinals looked great in a 10-4 dismantling of the Twins, and they didn’t even bring out the “big guns”, Holliday and Pujols.  Skip Schumaker is hitting .385, Matt Carpenter is hitting .375, Daniel Descalso .333, Colby Rasmus .381, Jon Jay .375, Allen Craig .364, Mark Hamilton .348, Yadier Molina .357, and David Freese is [...]

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Build it Backwards

by on March 3, 2011 · 2 comments

It’s one thing to look at the 2011 Cardinals and think about tweaking one thing here or making an adjustment there.  Rebuilding is an altogether different approach, but few people really want to think about the “R” word right now.  What about looking at the team by deconstructing it first?  It’s like taking apart your [...]

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Play That Funky Music

by on February 25, 2011 · 4 comments

Before the Cardinals take the field for opening day, I thought I’d just give my suggestions on some walkup music options for some of the players.  The “walkup music” is the music that you hear as players are introduced for each at-bat, so some people know it as the “at-bat” music.  The music is usually [...]

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