Lance Lynn

UPDATED 07/17/2012: Many thanks to the folks from 101 ESPN The Fast Lane for giving us some linkage love today.  To get the absolute latest information, click here. Several weeks ago I posted information about Skip Schumaker’s upcoming charity event to benefit Reesa Stutzman (original post here).  Some relevant information has since become available, and [...]

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Carp Season Over

by on July 3, 2012 · 5 comments

Chris Carpenter will have season-ending surgery which means that he will not throw a truly meaningful pitch in the 2012 season.  Lesser men might call it quits.  Lesser men do not throw a masterpiece together for game 5 of the NLDS while facing Roy Halladay and the Phillies.  Lesser men do not have postseason records [...]

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In case you missed it, Bob Netherton over at the blog On the Outside Corner absolutely made every attempt to paint the black yesterday on a great hot button topic.  It’s a must-read before you finish this piece.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait.  Maybe he caught the corner, and maybe he threw a few just a [...]

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Jake Westbrook sure twirled a gem last night didn’t he? Look at the smile on his face at the end of the game, shaking hands with his teammates – looks like a man who just had a blast tossing a baseball, and being really successful doing it: As my mind tends to wander following a [...]

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  Indeed, the limitations of the 25 man roster impose certain constraints on the Cardinals that some teams do not have.  The Cardinals legitimately have greater than 25 players who have to varying degrees earned spots on the roster and potentially deserve some playing time.  For many teams, that “problem” represents a best-case scenario.  For [...]

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Tweenie Birds

by on May 9, 2012 · 2 comments

Admit it.  The “Baby Birds” are no longer babies, if they ever really even were at all.  Maybe these guys seem new like a breath of fresh air, but most of them have been around more than a year or two.  Some of them have been in the organization for several years.  Consider some of [...]

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Just watch 1 Lance Lynn start, and you’ll notice that everything works off his four-seam fastball.  That’s the one that he threw 65 times last night for 38 strikes which translates to about a 58.46% strike rate.  Considering the fact that Lynn only threw 91 pitches, you might wonder why the Diamondbacks weren’t looking for [...]

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That’s right.  The magic number for the Cardinals to eliminate the Chicago Cubs from the NL Central division title is 135.  That would still leave the Cubs with a shot at the wild card, but it really is never too early to start taking shots at how bad the Cubs are.  Why?  Why not?  Also, [...]

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In this crazy world of ours, where nuclear war could break out at any moment, one must be ready for the worst at all times. Baseball is no different, and if any team should be doing as many duck-and-cover drills as infield drills, it’s the Cardinals. This is part of the deal when you stock [...]

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Another series win (one game against the Marlins counts, right?) for the home team, and in-division against another predicted challenger for the division title, and the Cards leave Milwaukee at 3-1 heading to Cincy. There was a lot to like this weekend, and then a tip-of-your-cap day on Saturday when Zack Greinke silenced the Cardinal [...]

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