Memphis Redbirds

Once a year, along with the rest of the United Cardinal Bloggers, we get to put this list together as a review of the Cardinals’ farm system. So far, pretty much every year has been an improvement over the previous. This year is no exception. The Cardinals have multiple prospects on the national radar, and [...]

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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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Without a doubt this is a list in flux, and I presume that’s the case for more folks than just yours truly. Last season’s list bore little resemblance to what it would’ve been in mid-July of this season, and neither of those would match with the list below. Even my late posting of this list [...]

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Why Not Wednesday

by on September 23, 2009 · 1 comment

Since I’m still fairly new to the UCB, I haven’t had the chance to comment much on the group. Everyone has been busy given the time of year (school, kids, work), but the projects are always top notch. This month is no exception, even though we here at PH8 are late to the party. The [...]

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Who were those masked men last night? What got into the Cardinal bats? More importantly, will Tony actually stick with the lineup for a second day to try and keep the spark going?  [Ed. note - A: No.  Rasmus will sit today versus a left-handed starter, Andrew Miller.  Lots of right-handed hitters in there today.] [...]

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Kyle Lohse left tonight’s game with further “discomfort” in his pitching elbow, likely (hopefully) stemming from the pitch that hit him in that right elbow a week-and-a-half or so back. Lohse’s lingering injury means Joel Pineiro is going to be counted on to make his next start as he claims he can.  Brad Thompson will [...]

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Yeah, I know…it’s not really reveille when it goes off at 4pm.  Consider this the “sleeping in” version of the Reveille… —– Ryan Ludwick hits the shelf.  Todd Wellemeyer gets creamed.  Lineup still not hitting.  Cards and Pirates are on the verge of combustion during this series via the beanball. Am I missing something, or [...]

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Days like today renew my interest in baseball. The Cards took a tough loss on the chin Saturday afternoon, they lost an opportunity to strike back yesterday because of weather, and today was a scheduled day off. I took the opportunity to listen to the Memphis Redbirds play in Oklahoma City versus the Redhawks. The [...]

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With this unexpected two-day break in action for the Cardinals, how better to spend your time than catching up on odds and ends around the web – and then top it off with some minor league baseball? 1.  A Cubs-based cemetery? Won’t it be filled up with all of the hopes of Cub fans and [...]

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I know, I know – here we go again. Many of you have no doubt read all of the things Tony has done wrong over at the STLToday.com Cards Talk forums.  You know the routine over there -  “the season is over,” “Tony must go,” “why didn’t they sign a closer?” – those type of [...]

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