Skip Schumaker

  Indeed, the limitations of the 25 man roster impose certain constraints on the Cardinals that some teams do not have.  The Cardinals legitimately have greater than 25 players who have to varying degrees earned spots on the roster and potentially deserve some playing time.  For many teams, that “problem” represents a best-case scenario.  For [...]

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In this crazy world of ours, where nuclear war could break out at any moment, one must be ready for the worst at all times. Baseball is no different, and if any team should be doing as many duck-and-cover drills as infield drills, it’s the Cardinals. This is part of the deal when you stock [...]

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Get used to that combination, in that order, Cards fans. Something tells me we may see plenty of wins from it this season. Remember when Mitchell Boggs said at the Winter Warm-Up that he “could compete with anybody” and expected himself to be “really good”? I do, and I think Mike Matheny was listening too. [...]

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It’s not personal.  It’s business.  The St. Louis Cardinals do not need Roy Oswalt right now.  They may need him sometime down the road, but they really don’t need him right at this very moment.  Some people would have you believe otherwise, but it’s always easier when spending other people’s money.  Consider the pitchers that [...]

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The Cardinals’ release of veteran non-roster invitees Alex Cora and Koyie Hill on Sunday wasn’t the type of transaction that jumps off the computer screen at you, but it was another signal of how the organization has changed in recent years. Five years ago, and perhaps even more recently, Cora and/or Hill probably would have [...]

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What was initially described as an open competition has now become a two-man fight to see who locks up second base for the Cardinals. Incumbent Skip Schumaker may have been the long shot all along, but another setback all but guarantees St. Louis will again have a new face manning the spot on Opening Day. [...]

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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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MLBs Best Bromances

by on February 22, 2012 · 0 comments

  If anything in life tops the love between a man in uniform and another man in uniform, then I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it is the long season, or perhaps the commuting between cities that helps forge the bond between 2 players.  It does not matter one iota.  The important thing is [...]

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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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Not The News – Vol IX

by on February 7, 2012 · 0 comments

Just about everyone in Cardinal Nation has had plenty of time to become acquainted with the latest flapdoodle involving Skip Schumaker’s latest baseball card from Topps.  It features the now famous Busch Squirrel (aka Rally Squirrel), and it really is an actual card with Skip’s name on it. Yep.  That’s it.  A squirrel running across [...]

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