Jose Reyes

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between local, national, and blog [...]

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It’s that time of the year again, for the United Cardinal Bloggers’ Fall Roundtable discussions.  You can find all of the other question and answer sessions by visiting the UCB site - but yesterday was our turn to do the asking, thus today is the day to do the posting. We asked: It seems with every [...]

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As part of the great organization of bloggers that we are happily a founding member of, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I’m happy to submit the following ballot for the BBA’s 2011 All-Star balloting: Catcher National League – Brian McCann, Atlanta American League – Alex Avila, Detroit I’m sure the McCann pick will anger our three [...]

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No Way Jose!

by on May 10, 2011 · 2 comments

This is about the Albert Pujols contract extension, but yet in a way it is.  The decision to avoid negotiations during the season handcuffs the team, and it certainly works against the best interests of the Cardinals.  Disagree? The Cardinals are leading a very competitive (if highly suspect) NL Central by 1 game at this point.  What [...]

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Riverboat Gambler

by on March 7, 2011 · 11 comments

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em Know when to walk away and know when to run” ~Kenny Rogers (The Gambler) Those words of wisdom probably apply just as well to free agency as they do to poker, and there are certainly some parallels to be drawn.  You can’t win every [...]

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Late night Monday game, late night Monday post. That’s my story anyway folks… It only took two weeks for the fighting words to start, but the ESPN League is already starting to get interesting. A couple of tiebreakers will do that, as both divisions sport ties at the top. PH8 Week 2 Due to hangover [...]

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One thing I have learned from trying my hand at designing is that I’m much better at writing. So with that in mind, my weekly updates about the PH8 ESPN League are going to be quite boring in April. Hopefully by May both the Cardinals bullpen and my art skills will have improved to the [...]

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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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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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