Kyle Lohse

Hindsight is 4/41

by on January 21, 2011 · 11 comments

Does that “4/41” part sound familiar at all?  Wait for it….. Yep, that’s it.  That’s Kyle Lohse’s contract – 4 yrs / $41M.  It’s easy to second guess it, but was it really a bad idea at the time?  After all, nobody could know that he would go on to pitch in only 41 games [...]

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Yes, I’m pretty sure the Cardinals have gone to plaid, but I’ll explain that later.  Focus on poker first, because I have a serious poker/baseball question to ask. Are the Cardinals going “all in” for 2011?  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the phrase “all in”, it’s a poker term that refers to a [...]

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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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The Fall Guy

by on December 17, 2010 · 5 comments

If you haven’t read Tim McKernan’s article with Kyle Lohse on InsideSTL.com, then I suggest you click here for the goods.  I’d include some quotes, but it’s really worth a read, especially the part where Lohse claims to like Brendan right before he throws him under the team bus with a shot across the professionalism bow.  [...]

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  Within hours of the Cardinals signing Jake Westbrook to a 2 year contract with a mutual option for a 3rd year, much has already been said and written about the deal itself.  If you spend enough time searching the blogosphere, you’ll find that the reactions cover the spectrum, and it’s very much a “Goldie [...]

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Where to go from Here

by on September 23, 2010 · 0 comments

Even my wife has decided that trying to watch the rest of this month’s games are difficult at best. The Cardinals were given every opportunity to make the Central a race as the Reds were floundering to open September. Now the best thing to hope for is a second place finish…really? St. Louis can celebrate [...]

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This weekend’s series was awful.  It was a seemingly fitting display for a baseball club that has been so inconsistent this season that they can’t even consistently be inconsistent. One of the popular fan responses and behavior this weekend was to pile onto Kyle Lohse as somewhat of a figurehead for everything that has gone [...]

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With the Cardinals playing turn-back-the-clock ball again, having signed former Cardinal Jeff Suppan to help stabilize the injury-riddled starting rotation, I got to thinking about Suppan’s plight and the “developmental prowess” of pitching coach Dave Duncan. By now, we’re all well-versed in the plight of Suppan – signed by the Cardinals on the cheap originally, [...]

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This year’s Cardinal team has struggled mightily putting the ball in play with runners in scoring position.  I’ll allow the numbers to speak for themselves (and note that these numbers are PRE-Thursday’s game): Split G PA AB R HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip RISP 28 310 252 100 12 92 45 [...]

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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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