Mark Buehrle

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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UCB 2012 AL Predictions

by on March 29, 2012 · 0 comments

When a deadline approaches for members of the United Cardinal Bloggers, we take it seriously.  Once the deadline passes, and we have failed to meet said deadline, then we all get serious about taking deadlines seriously.  Eventually we reach a point where someone basically has to force one of us to take one for the [...]

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If you love baseball’s “silly season” during which baseball players routinely have the opportunity to injure themselves patting themselves and each other on the back, then the inaugural “Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show” is just the thing for you.  That’s right.  ESPN has set aside a whole hour dedicated to an announcement that really shouldn’t [...]

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I’m usually hesistant to predict individual awards, because there is about a 20% chance of getting any of them correct, and I’m all about hitting the 1/4 mark.  Then again, this is for the UCB, and I’ll gladly sacrifice quality for quantity in the name of the UCB. American League AL MVP – Robinson Cano [...]

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Riverboat Gambler

by on March 7, 2011 · 11 comments

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em Know when to walk away and know when to run” ~Kenny Rogers (The Gambler) Those words of wisdom probably apply just as well to free agency as they do to poker, and there are certainly some parallels to be drawn.  You can’t win every [...]

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I jokingly speculated back in December about what it would take to pry Chris Carpenter loose from the Cardinals.  HINT: A lot.  I take it all back (or at least wish I could).  “But there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.” ~William H. Bonny (Young Guns) Translated into baseball talk, that means [...]

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