Rick Ankiel

The Cards took two of three from the Wee Bears this weekend, continuing their strong play at home.  Sunday was a different story at Busch III unfortunately, but we’re choosing to stay on the postitve side regarding overall outcome of the series. A few quick hitters this morning, then we focus on the Braves: —– [...]

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Cardinal fans, pray for good results from the MRI done on Kyle Lohse’s right knee yesterday.  What looked like an innocent tweak of the ankle and a stubborn starter trying to finish five and get the win quickly turned into another waiting and wishing game for Cardinal fans. Where do they go if Lohse winds [...]

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While searching through my favorite repository for MLB contract information, Cot’s Baseball Contracts, I came across a very valuable tool for Cardinal fans with an eye on the future and how the organization might be able to leverage their payroll. I was originally headed over to Cot’s to begin to compile a multi-year outlook on [...]

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In our everlasting quest for knowledge and putting fingers on the “pulse” of the Cardinal fan base, we have a question for our loyal readers (all three of you) today: [poll id="2"] Obviously this question doesn’t take into equation the rotating nature of the Cardinal outfield, with Rasmus having played the corner positions as well. [...]

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No, not *this* The Outfield, but rather the 2009 Cardinals outfield.  What do you imagine Rick Ankiel was thinking to himself watching his mates bang around a bunch of hits yesterday while he continues to struggle at the plate?  Colby Rasmus continues to look more comfortable at the plate, while flashing the leather in center [...]

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In light of Cardinal fans’ most recent Chicken Little moment, I present to you (in no particular order) the Top Ten Reasons that the Cardinals’ 2009 season is already over, only nine games in.  Please note:  *tongue firmly in cheek*. Because Ryan Ludwick is still on the bench. Because Yadier Molina has that silly yellow [...]

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Ok, I’m sorry – you probably came here thinking I had a scoop – and for that I apologize.  There’s no scoop, Mo is not working on an extension for Rick Ankiel (that I know about). What I do have is a something I whipped up over at xtranormal.com, a cool little movie maker website, [...]

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I came across a post at Pirate Revolution this week comparing the Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates, position by position. It’s a pretty fair evaluation, as a cursory look.  Obviously, it doesn’t take into account positions where advantages are disparate, like Albert Pujols versus pretty much anyone on the planet. There is some amount of [...]

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[Ed. note - I've revised the post to re-order all of the charts, ranked by the column that is the "pertinent information".  I'm not sure why I didn't do that in the first place, but it was late when I originally posted, so forgive me.  Hopefully this makes the information even clearer.  Thanks for reading.] [...]

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So I’ve been banging these ideas, ‘theories’ if you will, around in my head since the Khalil Greene trade was announced late last week.  I decided that some of them were just too ingenious to keep to myself. Everyone knows and acknowledges that one of the Cardinals’ priorities heading into this season was finding middle [...]

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