Troy Glaus

Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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If you think back on the Tony La Russa Era of Cardinals baseball (1996-2011), at least one player immediately should spring to mind at each position in the field. Every position, that is, except for one. There’s Yadier Molina at catcher, Scott Rolen at third base, Edgar Renteria at shortstop (or maybe David Eckstein if [...]

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My Opening Day Pitch

by on March 30, 2011 · 2 comments

There’s nothing quite like opening day at Busch Stadium.  This year, the Cardinals have selected former Cardinal great Jim Edmonds to throw out the first pitch.  As I’ve already suggested, I believe it would be apropos for Jimmy Ballgame to launch it from either CF or the bullpen just because he’s awesome enough to do [...]

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Help Wanted

by on February 2, 2011 · 1 comment

Should MLB just hold a big job fair?  Seriously, it seems like every team is still looking to fill a spot or two, and they just can’t quite come to terms with who they want at whatever price they want to pay.  Why draw this thing out all winter?  This process should work something more [...]

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Will Albert Catch A-Rod?

by on December 27, 2010 · 4 comments

Seriously.  Give this some thought.  Albert Pujols is currently 45th on the all-time hr list with 408.  Alex Rodriguez is currently 6th with 613.  Albert will play his age 31 season in 2011, and A-Rod will play his age 35 season at the same time.  By the time Albert retires, do you think that he’ll [...]

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The St Louis Cardinals’ newest infielder, Julio Lugo is expected to be at tonight’s game in Washington, a one-game makeup versus the usually hapless Nationals.  Knowing Tony LaRussa’s tendency to throw players into the mix early on, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Lugo’s name on the lineup card right away. In a bit of [...]

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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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Saturday brought not only a much needed win for the St. Louis Cardinals, but also another bat for their sometimes slumping offense. Many Cardinal fans had been clamoring for weeks for Cards GM John Mozeliak to acquire the versatile Mark DeRosa from the Cleveland Indians, and the deal was made late Saturday night for reliever [...]

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[Ed. note - As part of our vacation reading, I asked my Twitter buddy Jake Wagman, political reporter for the St Louis Post-Dispatch, to do a Q&A with us.  Happily, Jake obliged.  Extensively.  We couldn't have asked for better responses.  Jake gave us some great insight into the political workings that go along with a [...]

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[Ed. note - While the usual suspect around here is on vacation, we've drummed up some great guest posters to take the reins and keep our loyal readers (all three of you) entertained.  Today's guest post is from Sherwood Farnham.  If you're not already following Sherwood on Twitter @Mstrdstr12, you should be.  It should be [...]

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