Oakland Athletics

Cardinals pitching coach and resident Jedi Master, Dave Duncan, has taken a leave of absence from the team due to “family reasons”.  As a fan of baseball, the Cardinals, and the man himself, I sincerely wish him and his family nothing but the best.  His wife, Jeanine, has been involved in a well-documented fight with [...]

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Last night some friends and I took advantage of being close to the home of the Kane County Cougars, Elfstrom Stadium.  The team recently completed a renovation and expansion of their stadium and they did a nice job. The Cougars are the Class A Midwest League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. It was a great [...]

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The Matt Holliday to St. Louis trade rumors got us thinking… Just how large of a haul has Billy Beane raked in via Mark Mulder’s balky shoulder?  The answer may surprise you, and make you rethink whether the Cards should be party to increasing the haul. As you’ll find below, the (now) ill-fated Mulder deal [...]

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As part of another United Cardinal Bloggers project, below are our (largely uninformed) predictions for the American League standings in 2009. AL East Just an absolutely brutal division, could easily have three playoff teams if not for that silly “one from each division” rule. New York Yankees – they bought up every player under the [...]

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First, if you don’t read Joe Posnanski (that link is only his blog, you can find him in the KC Star, national pubs, etc), you must start.  Poz is a brilliant writer, on many topics ranging from baseball to beyond. Today’s topic from Posnanski on Sports Illustrated was particularly poignant for Cardinal fans.  Poz addressed [...]

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So I’ve been biding my time, waiting, watching, allowing the news to come to me. As I’m sure my loyal readers know (all three of you), it’s been eerily quiet. Let’s catch up with the goings on… First, I wanted to take another opportunity to publicize the debut and continuing development of United Cardinal Bloggers’ [...]

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Kyle Lohse gets paid

by on October 1, 2008 · 4 comments

Ok, save the “duh” comments.  I know I’m behind the news here. Fact is, my tardiness was somewhat intentional.  I’ve set myself down at the keyboard several times since Sunday night/Monday afternoon, all set to unleash my true thoughts on the Kyle Lohse signing, only to think better of it and continue to read other [...]

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Izzy Injured

by on August 20, 2008 · 1 comment

You’ve probably all heard by now that Jason Isringhausen‘s tenure as a Cardinal is likely coming to an end with the announcement of a torn flexor muscle and inflammation in his elbow. I had previously speculated that Izzy had an undisclosed injury so this announcement comes as no surprise. The question is again one of [...]

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