Author Archives: Bob Netherton

July 16, 1967 – Trading the Player to be Named Later


Just before the post-season eligibility deadline expires, the Cardinals acquired right hander John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers.  In return, the Brewers will receive a player to be named later. Initial Reaction The initial reaction to this deal should be … Continue reading

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Poll: What Should the Cardinals do about a Shortstop ?


Thanks to all that voted in the last poll.   The most popular choice for center field in 2014 was Oscar Taveras with Tommy Pham coming in a pretty distant second place.  Since the poll was opened, Pham has had season … Continue reading

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The Over-running Rule


Just when I think there is nothing left to blog about, something happens in a baseball game that requires a bit more explanation than the 140 character limit on Twitter allows.   Such was the case early in the Cardinals – … Continue reading

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Initial Inductees into the Cardinals Hall of Fame


The July project for the writers of the United Cardinal Bloggers is to pick the first five inductees into the upcoming Cardinals Hall of Fame.   Well, not really, but if we were asked, these would be our top five nominees. … Continue reading

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Poll: What to do about Center Field in 2014 ?


An interesting Twitter chat has spawned something of a good hypothetical question that lends itself quite nicely to a poll.  Since we haven’t done one of these in a while, let’s give it a go. Assuming the Cardinals trade David … Continue reading

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July 23-25 – Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals


The St. Louis Cardinals (59-37)  continue their first home stand of the second half as they host the Philadelphia Phillies  (49-50) for three games.   The Cardinals still hold the best record in the National League, but their lead over the … Continue reading

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The Best Kept Secrets in the Farm System – Part 2


Yesterday, we took a look at the progress Tyler Lyons has made since being optioned back to Memphis. With a challenging six weeks ahead for the Cardinals, largely against divisional rivals, his return to St. Louis is looking more and … Continue reading

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Tyler Lyons – The Best Kept Secret in the Farm System


Just days after Jake Westbrook went on the disabled list with elbow soreness, Jamie Garcia’s shoulder finally gave out and his 2013 season would come to an end.  This was on May 17, and the bulk of the regular season … Continue reading

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Yasiel Puig and the All Star Game


Over the last month of the season, the most exciting player in either of the Major Leagues is the young Dodgers outfielder, Yasiel Puig.   At this moment, the 22 year old has played in 35 games and is hitting .394 … Continue reading

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Thank You, Albert Pujols


The St. Louis Cardinals will soon be in Anaheim for a three game series with the Angels.   Unlike most inter-league series, this one should be off the charts in terms of interest for Cardinals fans as it will be the … Continue reading

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