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Let’s round out the NL before jumping into the postseason. Los Angeles Dodgers – The return of Manny Ramirez pretty much sealed up this division for the Dodgers.  Clayton Kershaw has big-league experience on his resume now, and will confound NL West hitters with his nasty stuff.  Joe Torre must be cautious to keep his [...]

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Today marks that usual part of the year where we try like hell not to be homers, and usually fail to some extent.  Without further delay, our predictions for the NL Central standings in 2009: Chicago Cubs – Anyone not picking the Cubs at the top of this division is fooling themselves (sorry Sarah!).  That’s [...]

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Back for another day of predictions, and today we move into the Senior Circuit to explore the NL East. Philadelphia Phillies – Hard to pick against a team that won the World Series in 2008 and should be as strong if not better this season.  They will have a full season of Joe Blanton in [...]

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As part of another United Cardinal Bloggers project, below are our (largely uninformed) predictions for the American League standings in 2009. AL East Just an absolutely brutal division, could easily have three playoff teams if not for that silly “one from each division” rule. New York Yankees – they bought up every player under the [...]

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Those of you listening to 1380 in St Louis today may find this duplicative, same if you read Bernie’s Press Box over at the STLToday forums. If you fit into neither of those groups, this may provide helpful for you.  I listened to Bernie’s segment with Cardinals GM John Mozeliak this afternoon, and there were [...]

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The UCB Preseason Roundtable discussions continue, with Deaner over at Cardinal Nation Globe posting today about choices for a franchise building block – Albert Pujols exempted. Tomorrow features a great question from Josh at That’s A Winner – I won’t spoil it, but it’s very pertinent to the Cardinal outlook for coming years. —– Tomorrow [...]

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers undertake a Roundtable project, a way to pass the time during Spring Training while waiting for Opening Day. We had the honor of leading off this time around, so here goes: In light of the way the free agent market has progressed, do you think the Cards jumped the [...]

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I wanted to share a couple of quick notes with you folks. Tomorrow is the scheduled date for the United Cardinal Bloggers’ Blog Swap.  You can check out the entire lineup at C70 At The Bat tomorrow morning.  The real kicker is that you don’t know who is posting where.  We’ll have a guest poster [...]

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For my loyal readers (all three of you) paying attention to the right sidebar, there’s been a lot of activity today in the Redbird Tweets section. The testing and experimentation is complete. I was lucky to come across a stud javascript programmer (thanks AD!) that has put together an outstanding script for me that pulls [...]

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Matthew Leach on UCB Radio

by on January 6, 2009 · 0 comments

Tomorrow night marks the return of UCB Radio – back from holiday hiatus.  Show starts at 10pm CT. This week we have a special guest joining us for the first portion of the show (I’m told probably the first 15-20 minutes), Matthew Leach from MLB.com.  Matthew covers the Cards for MLB.com and also keeps his [...]

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