Mark DeRosa

Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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While doom and gloom should never be part of any fans’ experience, the reality becomes that baseball, as in life, is sometimes rarely fair. St. Louis has overcome enough obstacles in March/April to last well into the dog days, but the powers that be have decided to throw another wrench in the plans. The Cardinals [...]

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What’s up, folks?  I thought I would check in to give you guys the best analysis on the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft as possible by acquiring the insight of ESPN and Prospectinsider.com’s Jason Churchill, and FutureRedbirds.com’s Erik Manning. Check it out: Overall, how do you feel the St. Louis fared in the draft? Jason [...]

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Aside from Albert and Yadier, the one standard on recent St. Louis teams has been pop from the left side via the outfield. 2009 was shaping up to be no different, at least before the injury bug turned the Cardinals’ OF into a MASH unit. August brought a completely revamped look to the outfield, as [...]

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[by PH8 reader Ryan Dell - @KingRD3] [Ed. note - I want to take a second to make clear that Ryan submitted this story over the weekend, prior to yesterday's news, I just haven't had a chance to get around to posting it. Thanks Ryan.] It has been highly publicized on this site and by [...]

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[by PH8 reader Ryan Dell - @KingRD3] In the 2010 off-season the Cardinals handed out the biggest contract in team history to Matt Holliday, and watched “plan B” leave for San Francisco. Plan B was no longer needed, nor did he want to wait around. Mark DeRosa, who just months earlier had been acquired for [...]

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[Ed. note: Once or twice throughout the season, the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a roundtable discussion via e-mail that involves and answers various questions from the bloggers taking part over the course of a few weeks. We've spent most of our writing time answering those questions and taking part in those discussions (gladly, I might [...]

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As a failed former third baseman, I know just how crucial and difficult this position can be to a successful club. This becomes even more apparent when multiple players are used to try and lock down the hot corner. Some teams can hide an offensive liability around the diamond but rarely, if ever, does the [...]

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ESPN’s Keith Law from Scouts Inc. ranked the St. Louis Cardinal minor league system 29th out of 30 in his yearly organizational rankings list. St. Louis’ system was depleted by the mid-season trade acquisitions of Mark DeRosa and Matt Holliday. While having a poor minor league system is never a good thing, on the optimistic [...]

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Many Cardinal fans have experienced increased teeth-gnashing since yesterday’s news that Mark DeRosa is signing with the San Francisco Giants on a seemingly reasonable contract, at two years, $12 million. Is all of this consternation really necessary? I dug into the Bag of Internet Baseball Tricks™ today and put to bed what little concern still [...]

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