Manny Ramirez

I owe you dear readers a qualifier.  This is really about some of the largest contracts in baseball history that were signed prior to 2011, because it might be a tad bit early to grade that Votto deal for $225M with the ink still wet. Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) – 10 years for $275M signed in [...]

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The Baseball Road Not Taken

by on January 24, 2011 · 1 comment

After taking a step back and seriously contemplating what the Tampa Bay Rays have done during the off-season, I was reminded that there are many, many ways to build a baseball team.  The options that a front office has to choose from are often limited by factors such as financial, competitive, or internally driven realities.  [...]

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A fun way to waste time

by on August 29, 2009 · 0 comments

We’ve featured the work of Batting Stance Guy here before. Of course, that was before he was BattingStanceGuy.com ™. (We think.) Well, the Guy was on the field with the Cardinals and Dodgers last week during the West Coast swing, and he got to tell Manny Ramirez to “hang on a sec”.  Good stuff. BattingStanceGuy.com [...]

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How’s this for something to keep you busy in the absence of rained out baseball? KSDK – “Pujols on steroids: I don’t care what people think…I play for the Lord” Albert Pujols sat down with Rene Knott from KSDK Channel 5 in St Louis for a one-on-one interview in the Cardinal dugout. Knott broached several [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Brad Taylor.  You can usually find Brad writing on his own blog over at bradtaylor.tumblr.com.  Thanks Brad!] [...]

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Let’s see if I can remember who I picked to win divisions in the previous posts… AL Playoffs Cleveland Indians over New York Yankees When Alex Rodriguez struggles upon his return from hip surgery, ultimately shutting it down in September, the window opens for the Evil Empire to go down. Tampa Bay Rays over Los [...]

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Let’s round out the NL before jumping into the postseason. Los Angeles Dodgers – The return of Manny Ramirez pretty much sealed up this division for the Dodgers.  Clayton Kershaw has big-league experience on his resume now, and will confound NL West hitters with his nasty stuff.  Joe Torre must be cautious to keep his [...]

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Cardinals need a Holliday

by on November 10, 2008 · 7 comments

Ed. Note: My apologies to PH8 contributor StLCards, who put this post up a few days ago, and I didn’t even realize it was here.  Please read below. —– Last week amidst all the Jake Peavy rumblings I came across a headline that basically indicated the Rockies were now ready to accept less for Holliday. [...]

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Mike over at Stan Musial’s Stance was the question-maker for the weekend. He wanted to know the group’s thoughts on whether or not agents have become too powerful in the wake of the recent Manny Ramirez saga and the accusations that Scott Boras orchestrated his exit from the Boston Red Sox. Cruise over to SMS [...]

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Draft day 2008

by on June 5, 2008 · 2 comments

I’m admittedly a bit behind on the particulars of this draft and who the Cards are looking at, but thankfully some of my fellow writers are all over it and I’ll shamelessly link all of their info here: Future Redbirds has been all over the draft – it’s their business – and are speculating on [...]

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