Scott Rolen

With names from Cardinal teams past popping up everywhere – Mark McGwire is the team’s new hitting coach and possible pinch-hitter (depending on whether Tony would ever really push for such a thing), and now Jim Edmonds has “challenged” LaRussa to give him a roster spot (believe what you will there) – I thought it [...]

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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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Matt Capps should be thankful that Albert Pujols cannot throw a 100 mph fastball.  Or that he would likely never bat versus the Cardinals in a situation to be hit anyway.  Or that Albert just didn’t feel like maiming a guy who could arguably be laughed at for calling himself a closer in the first [...]

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[Ed. note - I know it's July.  I know I'm about four-ish weeks late with this post.  Sue me.  Better late than never, right?] I was lucky growing up where I did, about a half-hour east of St Louis – “on the Illinois side.” I was able to attend Cardinal games fairly regularly, thanks to [...]

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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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As part of yet another great United Cardinal Bloggers project, I give you my top five stories of 2008 as pertains to the St Louis Cardinals. 1.  Lohse signs late, then signs early Kyle Lohse was on the rader of GM John Mozeliak for most of the winter prior to the 2008 season.  Lohse was [...]

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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 today is my turn in the esteemed United Cardinal Bloggers’ Roundtable discussions taking place this month of October.  I’ve had a great time going back and forth with this red bleeding bunch, no matter agreeing or disagreeing.  While most of the Cardinal fandom is focused on who the Redbirds can add this off-season, I [...]

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What to do on Sept 1

by on August 30, 2008 · 3 comments

This has been a tough season to really understand.  At the beginning not much was anticipated.  Rotation seemed shaky with Carpenter out and three rookies in the outfield and an injury prone 3B taking over for perennial gold glovers Edmonds and Rolen, together with all the uncertainty of Pujols’ elbow, tempered expectations to say the [...]

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