Ryan Franklin

As much as I enjoy the lead-up to the MLB Rule 4 Draft, the honest truth is way too much misinformation comes out in the week before Ryan Franklin represents the Cardinals. It appears picking 19th serves St. Louis well in the first round, however,  with the 2013 edition looking to score the third potential [...]

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If you are interested in a time-consuming yet meaningless exercise involving baseball and geeky numbers, then you have come to the right place.  If you are interested in silly Photoshop artwork involving baseball players, media members, and sometimes farm animals, you have also come to the right place.  For the latter, you may need to [...]

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Up until last Sept. 28, when the Cardinals won in Houston and the Braves lost in Atlanta and the National League wildcard spot completed its logic-defying defection to St. Louis, May 1, 2011, would have been as good a day as any with which to sum up the Redbirds’ season. It was a day that [...]

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Reading a couple of posts over at STLCardinalBaseball this weekend led me into a bit of a debate with Ray over whether the Cardinals routinely pay market value for their players or not.  Spurred on by the ongoing discussions about what market value may look like for one Yadier Molina, Ray took a look at [...]

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Let’s just dispense with the pleasantries and list them all here, shall we? This way, Cards fans have a repository to come back to game after game, without having to continue to come up with new reasons for a lost season. In no particular order: Moths Ryan Franklin Takashi Saito Rob Drake Tony Rasmus Dan [...]

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While it may be tempting for some fans to bid Ryan Franklin a not-so-fond farewell, I think it better to look at his time with the Cardinals as a whole.  After all, the good came with the bad, and the collective sum is much more impressive than the most recent part.  With that in mind, [...]

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by on June 22, 2011 · 0 comments

In baseball, walks are far more frustrating than hits.  In walking a batter, the pitcher removes all possibility for the defense to play a role in potentially preventing the hitter from reaching base safely.  The walk creates an additional burden for the defense, and the person responsible for the walk might not even stick around [...]

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Daniel Shoptaw of C70 At The Bat joins us to discuss United Cardinal Bloggers, Baseball Bloggers Alliance, Cardinal baseball and Baby Birds. On the agenda for Ep 2.0 – Kyle McClellan, Matt Holliday, Lance Lynn, Maikel Cleto, Shelby Miller, Zack Cox, Carlos Martinez, Chris Carpenter, Ryan Franklin, Chris Duncan – AND OH SO MUCH MORE. [...]

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Chris Carpenter once again pitched well enough to win, yet received a no-decision. See, it’s not that Carpenter hasn’t been pitching well – or well enough to be better than his 1-5 record shows, given his 3.57 FIP (including last night’s game) – it’s that he’s seemingly working harder than ever to be “successful”. Take [...]

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Hellooo, TLR!  Is this thing even on?  Has anybody besides me noticed that Matt Holliday hasn’t exactly been pounding the ball since going 3/5 on May 13th against the Reds?  Since that day, he’s gone 4/31 and dropped his batting average from .398 to .344.  A hitting slump alone isn’t cause for concern, especially when [...]

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