Luis Alicea

Somewhere in Cardinal Nation, fans are sad. Elsewhere in Cardinal Nation, fans are elated. Skip Schumaker has been traded to the Dodgers for Jake Lemmerman. Schumaker had become a bit of a crux of the saber versus scrap argument in St. Louis. Below average defense at second base, an “empty” (and declining) batting average, and [...]

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If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to mind at each position in the field. Every position, that is, except for one. There’s Yadier Molina at catcher, Scott Rolen at third base, Edgar Renteria at shortstop (or maybe David Eckstein if [...]

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