Mike Matheny

What was initially described as an open competition has now become a two-man fight to see who locks up second base for the Cardinals. Incumbent Skip Schumaker may have been the long shot all along, but another setback all but guarantees St. Louis will again have a new face manning the spot on Opening Day. [...]

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Didn’t we just finish one of these epic United Cardinal Bloggers roundtable projects?  That pesky World Series has just compressed this off-season completely, huh? With all of the other great discussions going on, I decided to ask a bit about the team’s long-held belief in a “Cardinal Way.” Ask Google about “Cardinal Way” and you’ll [...]

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Plea Deal

by on February 11, 2012 · 1 comment

Each year usually just prior to the beginning of baseball season, I make a short wishlist of all the things I wish the Cardinals would do throughout the year.  Items like “Win the World Series” seem pretty obvious and do not belong on this wishlist.  “Sweep the Cubs” is nearly just as obvious.  See for [...]

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The question has been asked since the day he was hired. “What kind of manager is Mike Matheny going to be?” It was asked of the players, the existing coaching staff, and it was asked of Matheny himself. The players seem genuinely excited about playing for Matheny, as evidenced by Chris Carpenter‘s comments at Winter [...]

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Yeah, I’m a little behind on this one – so what, wanna fight about it? 5. Chris Carpenter and Roy Halladay go fishing I’ve been told, over and over and over and over again, that this was a thing. And then Doc saved someone from a snake and Carp busted up his toe. Story! (You [...]

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When asked what his thoughts were when he heard that Albert Pujols had signed with the Angels, Lance Berkman responded, “I thought I was gonna be playing first.” Berkman went on to say that Pujols’ departure surprised him, that a year ago he would’ve said there was no way Pujols would leave St. Louis before [...]

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I was minding my own business on Twitter this morning when the must-follow Sam Miller tweeted a link to this post from El Maquino, the results (as of Thursday morning) of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch online poll. Go check them out. Are you done laughing yet? Can I continue? OK, I’ll wait … Let’s get two facts [...]

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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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[ED. Note - received an e-mail from a worthy cause the other day, and felt compelled to pass the information along. Graciously, Emma wrote up a nice little guest post introducing the worthwhile event and outlining how you can visit with the Cards this off-season for only one dollar. Enjoy.] Want to help fight cancer [...]

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With the promotion of Chris Maloney to the big league staff, the wheels starting turning on how to make the entire organization better. Prized prospect Shelby Miller and his key right arm certainly factor into the decision now that the rest of the chips have fallen into place. (Ed. Note: the regular Friday posts will [...]

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