Lance Lynn

It’s not personal.  It’s business.  The St. Louis Cardinals do not need Roy Oswalt right now.  They may need him sometime down the road, but they really don’t need him right at this very moment.  Some people would have you believe otherwise, but it’s always easier when spending other people’s money.  Consider the pitchers that [...]

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Spend Baby Spend

by on March 21, 2012 · 0 comments

In player payroll alone, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals cost somewhere around $126.3M, and you may be hard-pressed to find anybody who thinks that the Cardinals failed to get a decent return on that investment.  The publicity that accompanies a playoff run alone is probably worth millions in advertising and marketing dollars.  Win it all [...]

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Those media training programs sure do pay off. Now, obviously this falls squarely in the “well, what are they supposed to say?” or “what do you expect them to say?” line of thinking (unless you’re Mark Worrell), but I’ve found it interesting to hear very similar comments from Zack Cox, Ryan Jackson, Jordan Swagerty, Lance [...]

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With the promotion of Chris Maloney to the big league staff, the wheels starting turning on how to make the entire organization better. Prized prospect Shelby Miller and his key right arm certainly factor into the decision now that the rest of the chips have fallen into place. (Ed. Note: the regular Friday posts will [...]

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Once the Cardinals found TLR’s replacement, the real mission for the next few months finally began. Building the 2012 roster will in a large part be determined by how a certain first base option chooses where to sign. Not to say the rest of the 40 man roster isn’t just as important, but the truth [...]

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If you haven’t already seen Dennis and Josh’s ballots for the Cardinal Blogger Awards, please take a minute to read those as well. Below is my ballot – we elected to have three different ballots so that we could all express our own opinions without having to argue which way to direct a single PH8 [...]

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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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“What are you doing here?” Tony La Russa to Lance Lynn, Game 5 It’s been a punch line since Monday night, but viewed in a different light, that line – that question – is really a microcosm of how the Cardinals’ 2011 season has turned out, no? They weren’t supposed to be here. Ten-and-a-half games [...]

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There is nothing quite like a close World Series game….followed by one complaint after another.  In no particular order, I’ve heard or read variations of the following: Jon Jay couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a baseball from 20 feet away. Albert Pujols should have avoided making an error at all times. Ian [...]

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Jack Moore of Disciples of Uecker (U before the E, fools), Fangraphs, and Roto Hardball joins us to talk Brewers baseball.  Luckily his segment was recorded before the weekend series, so he couldn’t embarrass us.  (I’m sure that’s bound to come in the comments.) Additionally, despite the title of this episode, I’m still a relatively [...]

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