NL Central

Who will move on from the AL West division to face the National League representatives in the final round.  The Braves are the fan base beast of the NL East, the Giants took the NL West, and the NL Central gets 2 reps – the Cardinals and Cubs.  Why?  Because a blog about the Cardinals [...]

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46 home games with a total attendance of 1,698,759.  If you divide B by A, carry one on the small toe of the left foot to the middle toe of the right foot……that’s about 36,929 per game.  At that pace, the Cardinals should be right at the 3 million attendance mark by the end of the season.  [...]

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Pre-Preseason Predictions

by on December 15, 2010 · 0 comments

Why wait until Spring to make silly predictions?  I can make silly predictions now, and maybe everybody will forget my predictions long before the season even gets here.  Better yet, I can make absolutely outlandish predictions before the hot stove ashes are even cool, and a few might even pan out.  Thus, I’m inspired to [...]

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The Not-so-hot Stove

by on November 23, 2010 · 2 comments

I don’t claim to know any more or less about baseball, cars, or string theory (okay, well maybe string theory) than anybody else.  However, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express several times, so I think that qualifies me to make some wild guesses about what is going to happen over the next few [...]

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It’s never too early to start looking at the competition in the NL Central division, and it’s not a bad idea to take stock of things before free agency changes the competitive landscape.  I’ll begin by looking south of St. Louis at the Houston Astros – the team that surprised many by posting a 76-86 [...]

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In another game that many would argue the 2008 Cardinals didn’t have a chance in, the 2009 Redbirds emerge victorious to win another series against the Dodgers, their fifth win this season in the seventh and final regular season matchup with the NL West leaders. Notes Adam Wainwright was brilliant early, then seemed as if [...]

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Chris Carpenter’s fine outing against the Cincinnati Reds last night had me wondering: The Cardinals’ starting pitching staff has been phenominal (with a few hiccups) in the last month or so, but are they clearly distancing themselves from the rest of the league in that regard? Well, classic metrics tell us it is so. The [...]

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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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Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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It just so happens lots of interesting things have been dropped onto our desk in recent days, so figured why not share with the loyal readers (all three of you). Without further ado, the linkage: Braden Looper was scratched from another spring start for the Brewers because of a bad oblique.  I wish Braden all [...]

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