Skip Schumaker

Somewhere in Cardinal Nation, fans are sad. Elsewhere in Cardinal Nation, fans are elated. Skip Schumaker has been traded to the Dodgers for Jake Lemmerman. Schumaker had become a bit of a crux of the saber versus scrap argument in St. Louis. Below average defense at second base, an “empty” (and declining) batting average, and [...]

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Sometime in mid-August (ok, August 12 to be exact – it’s right there on the Tweeter box) Cardinal fan Will Leitch began a dialogue “with” the Cardinals. Er, maybe AT the Cardinals is more appropriate. The first installment was posted yesterday. With Will’s permission, and maybe he’ll chime in with some of his own feedback [...]

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Sometime in mid-August (ok, August 12 to be exact – it’s right there on the Tweeter box) Cardinal fan Will Leitch began a dialogue “with” the Cardinals. Er, maybe AT the Cardinals is more appropriate. With Will’s permission, and maybe he’ll chime in with some of his own feedback and insight upon review of his [...]

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Nostradennis

by on October 23, 2012 · 8 comments

Based on what we saw in 2012, feigned knowledge of the minor league system, and some tarot cards someone left in the driveway, I shall attempt to predict the future.  Barring an unexpected retirement or alien abduction, the 2013 Cardinals have roughly $89.5M guaranteed in salary to 9 players.  Add up some guesstimates for arbitration-eligible [...]

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Rally Unicorn Time

by on October 22, 2012 · 0 comments

After the Giants took to Twitter to make some rather unoriginal topics trend on Twitter last night, I think it only right to fight fire with a nuclear unicorn weapon.  Of course, the hashtags in use have no impact on the game, but they provide a cathartic release for those of us who are sick [...]

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Jaime Garcia departed yesterday’s NLDS game after just 2 innings and 51 pitches.  Though he appeared to labor through those 2 innings, his command and control didn’t appear all that bad, and his velocity seemed normal.  He just seemed ineffective in giving up an earned run, 2 hits, and 3 walks.  It was not until [...]

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There really is no easy way to say “goodbye” to all 3 of our loyal readers.  Actually, I would not be even writing a goodbye post, if not for the amazing readers of this blog.  I feel I owe a bit in the way of an explanation to them.  For those of you who stumbled [...]

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Vote for Skip

by on September 12, 2012 · 0 comments

No kidding around this time.  Just click the link and vote for Skip.  Skip Schumaker is the nominee representing the Cardinals in the annual Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award voting.  Maybe you have no idea who Marvin Miller was.  Maybe you know nothing about the award.  That’s fine.  Please vote for Skip anyway.  [...]

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Indeed, as the marketing campaign for the Cardinals says, “We Are Cardinal Nation”.  At least that’s what I’ve been hearing.  Seems a bit pompous at times, but I suppose winning the World Series of American Baseball entitles the victor to a short bombastic honeymoon. If you only see the officially released campaign material, you might [...]

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Set aside all concerns about the relative importance of FIP, xFIP, and quality starts.  Free your mind of the shackles that ERA and ERA+ seek to limit your perspective by using.  Understand that wherever you go, there you are.  Once you have done all that, only then can you see the truth that has been [...]

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