Skip Schumaker

A tale of two offenses

by on July 29, 2008 · 6 comments

Which one will show up tonight? The Cards’ offense has recently exploded for ten runs on Saturday versus the Mets (albeit in extra time) and for twelve last night versus the Braves (albeit versus a rookie, stop-gap starter).  Last night they were even without their slugging centerfielder, Rick Ankiel.  That could be an ongoing absence, [...]

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With the trade deadline fast approaching, and every post I write seemingly spouting off about “why can’t we trade this minor-leaguer for an All-Star?”, I thought it appropriate to get some information from a better source.  Erik from Future Redbirds was gracious enough to take the time to answer some (admittedly) off-the-cuff questions about the [...]

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In a fit of frustration Wednesday night, after seeing Rick Ankiel fail to produce in a crucial late-game situation again, I made the foolhardy assertion in a game thread over at Viva El Birdos that Ankiel was regressing to look like Chris Duncan at the plate.  I said he was consistently fooled by breaking balls [...]

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Back from an extended holiday weekend (and having to watch/listen to that Cubs series with a group of friends who are all Cubs fans), I thought it best to leave the weekend be what it was and look ahead to the “second half” of the season with only two series remaining before the All-Star break. [...]

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I realize tonight’s lineup has probably already been posted somewhere.  Here’s what I think it should be regardless: LF Skip Schumaker RF Ryan Ludwick DH Albert Pujols (no sense pushing him hard when there is DH available) CF Rick Ankiel 3B Troy Glaus 1B Chris Duncan (despite his current uselessness at the plate, he’s the [...]

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By now everyone knows the story with Brian Barton. A Rule 5 draft pick, Barton must remain on the Cardinals’ 25-man Major League roster for the entire 2008 season, be returned to the Cleveland Indians (from whom he was plucked) for $25k, or the Cards have to work out a “trade” with the Indians to [...]

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The Cardinals made a move today that many have been clamoring for, including the Post-Dispatch’s Bernie Miklasz in a much-discussed article before yesterday’s game. Chris Duncan is headed to Memphis, Joe Mather is coming to St. Louis. This move can be viewed many random different ways, in my mind anyway: It was clear Duncan needed [...]

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Anti-Izzy part Two

by on May 18, 2008 · 2 comments

Skip Schumaker has ex-OR-cised the demons!  Chris Perez had another solid outing, only needing 5 pitches to get through the top of the ninth and earn his first big-league win. What a great weekend for the Cardinals and their fans.  Stan Musial, all-time Cardinal great, was honored today with Stan Musial Day, they unveiled a [...]

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Unleash Ryan Ludwick

by on May 9, 2008 · 0 comments

It’s time for Ryan Ludwick to get his shot to start full-time. Luddy just completed a 9-13 trip through Denver, tallying 3 home runs and 6 RBI in the process.  That’s good for a .693 batting average and an OPS of 2.282.  And yet he only started 3 of the 4 games out there. For [...]

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