Julio Lugo

As we all prepare for tonight’s Cards versus Astros and Phillies versus Braves games that may determine the final playoff spot in the National League, I thought it appropriate to bring a little levity to a high-leverage situation. It just so happens that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has some managerial tendencies that tweak that teams [...]

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I’m going to take a different approach to this.  Everyone clearly has their opinion of whether Chris Carpenter‘s “aside” with Brendan Ryan last night was appropriate or not, and forced to give *my* opinion, I’d probably side with a little bit of what everyone says. Carp is a little extreme sometimes.  About pretty much everything. [...]

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Time to play catch up with all of the random things flailing about in my brain over the weekend and this morning: Batting in the ninth slot agrees with Brendan Ryan.  He’s got 5 hits in 16 at-bats and 2 walks since Tony La Russa has gone back to the well with the pitcher-eighth lineup.  [...]

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Now that the current St. Louis shortstop appears off the Troy Glaus recovery program, I felt it was a good time to close out the infield on our, ahem, rather late look at the 2009 Cardinals. Brendan Ryan has every opportunity to lock down a key defensive position for as long as he wants it, [...]

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Market for Lugo

by on February 28, 2010 · 13 comments

Joe Strauss (Ed. note — the purpose here was to give my opinion of where Lugo could be traded based on needs/value. As for the actual trade, I realize I may have offended Bob and others by not being crystal clear — St. Louis would need more than one ‘free’ veteran to get a top-notch [...]

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Let’s once again take a look at everyone who spent time with the Redbirds at second base this season. G GS 2B ▾ Skip Schumaker 153 128 133 Joe Thurston 124 64 47 Julio Lugo 51 35 30 Brendan Ryan 129 105 19 Tyler Greene 48 29 7 Jarrett Hoffpauir 8 2 5 Mark DeRosa [...]

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Our initial goal was to have this series done by say…Turkey Day or so but in my mind President’s Day makes a lot more sense. And here’s why — the Cardinals had no clue how the last three months were going to play out and the results to me were still going to be skewed [...]

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Anyone following the Cardinals of late, or at least since the two most recent trades, is well aware that Julio Lugo and Matt Holliday are really hitting well right now.  Just how well? Holliday:  .529/.609/.824 in 23 plate appearances. Holliday has yet to hit his first Cardinal home run, but five of his nine hits [...]

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If you needed any more evidence to back up our prior assertion that Chris Duncan is one of the more polarizing players of recent Cardinal history, you need only read the wide variety and massive number of St Louis mainstream media pieces, blog posts, and message board threads on the Duncan-Julio Lugo trade. For every [...]

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The St Louis Cardinals’ newest infielder, Julio Lugo is expected to be at tonight’s game in Washington, a one-game makeup versus the usually hapless Nationals.  Knowing Tony LaRussa’s tendency to throw players into the mix early on, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Lugo’s name on the lineup card right away. In a bit of [...]

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