Kyle McClellan

Ok, who can come up with the most jokes quickest here? “Any Major League ballpark?” “Any field that has dirt?” “Everywhere?” As I was watching the Cardinals’ blow another good start by Braden Looper, this time with Kyle McClellan the culprit, I was thinking about what the major downfall of this year’s bullpen has been. [...]

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Are we really going to go through the Kelvin Jimenez experiment again? This guy has proven himself a poor man’s Anthony Reyes during his short stints in the big leagues (that’s not a compliment). Where is Mark Worrell? What about Jason Motte? Mike Parisi and Kyle McClellan are both starters that are on the big [...]

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I have a tendency to be a bit of an optimist when it comes to things like this, and only the highest-paid psychologists could really understand what goes on in a professional athlete’s mind. But could yesterday’s 10-inning, walk-off home run win against the Rays be what turns this team back around? Could this convince [...]

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The last three games have been the most frustrating series for me in recent memory as a Cards fan. If anyone ever needed a lesson in how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, they only need look as far as the replays of the Cardinals’ three-game set with the Pirates, finished up this [...]

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I know, I know. This has been widely debated across many teams’ fan bases. Hear me out. I think ‘ole Derrick has just enough gumption to reject an assignment to AAA – thus negating his contract with the Brewers and making him a free agent at any price. (If the Cardinals were to claim him [...]

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Lots of news to talk about from yesterday while I was incommunicado: Matt Morris is hanging it up according to Rick Hummel at the Post-Dispatch. It’s a shame Matty couldn’t carry on, but I appreciate his candor in saying that it just was too stressful on him having to deal with failure. Morris was the [...]

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Sorry for no live game thread – had to go embarrass myself playing softball tonight. First things first – thank you Rick Ankiel. What is that, 7 times now he has had the “winning” RBI or “go-ahead” RBI? In this case it was well before anyone knew it would be a problem, but important home [...]

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