Ryan Ludwick

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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I know, I know – here we go again. Many of you have no doubt read all of the things Tony has done wrong over at the STLToday.com Cards Talk forums.  You know the routine over there -  “the season is over,” “Tony must go,” “why didn’t they sign a closer?” – those type of [...]

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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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In what was a great weekend series for the Cardinals, we learned a few things.  It is much easier to win and far less stressful on the bullpen when the Cardinals can produce either A) ten-plus runs or B) get a three-hit complete game shutout from a starting pitcher. Kyle Lohse is clearly on a [...]

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Here it is, probably not much anticipated, but I’m excited about bringing it to you. I should qualify my choices for this lineup. Each player must have played 50% of his games at the position listed in the given season and have 450 at-bats for that season. The following is the lineup, based upon the [...]

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While some of these wouldn’t necessarily qualify as a “move” in most minds, here are – in my opinion – the most influential moves/non-moves/transactions made by the Cardinals’ brass during the 2008 calendar year.  (In no particular order.) Trade Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus. I still wonder to this day if John Mozeliak fell out [...]

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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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First, thanks as always to Daniel over at C70 for setting this up, be sure to check in with his Awards post for links to the other tallies. Without further ado, my ballot for this year’s Cardinals Blogger Awards: 1) Player of the Year Ryan Ludwick Yadier Molina Albert Pujols Sure, I could make arguments [...]

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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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