Category Archives: 2010 Season

Matt Adams and the upcoming trade deadline


It was nearly two years ago to the day that I wrote Would you trade your top draft choice   as speculation of a Shelby Miller for Roy Oswalt deal spread across blogs and twitter timelines faster than the wildfire … Continue reading

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What the 2011 Cardinals need is ….. Vince Coleman


Or somebody to play like him. When Whitey Herzog retooled the 1981 St. Louis Cardinals, he built the team around speed and defense.  Thanks to the addition of Ozzie Smith, there was not a better infield anywhere in baseball and … Continue reading

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Why Are We Still Talking About Albert Pujols ?


If last year taught us anything, it is that the emotional rollercoaster associated with daily reporting on whether or not a player is going to sign with the Cardinals, or any team,  is no fun.   A lot of energy is … Continue reading

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Putting the Lance Berkman deal in (Historical) Perspective


I was originally going to title this, Rethinking Lance Berkman, to be consistent with a few of my earlier postings.   Then it struck me that we haven’t really had time to think about it, so rethinking it seemed terribly premature.   … Continue reading

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In defense of Skip Schumaker (and Yadier Molina)


The recent trade that sent reliever/spot starter Blake Hawksworth to the Los Angeles Dodgers for middle infielder Ryan Theriot has unleashed a lot of passionate blogging, both for and against.   Rather than jump into the middle of that scrum, I’d … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks, St. Louis Cardinals Style


Later this week, most of us will be sitting around a dining room table, gathered with friends and family and enjoying the traditional feast of turkey, stuffing and all of the other goodies that go with it.   Something like this … Continue reading

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Relax – Even if the Cardinals trade Colby Rasmus ….


Recently, I have read a number of blogs and comments from Twitter users, worried that the recent contract extension for Tony La Russa means that the Cardinals  front office is going to do something silly, like trade away Colby Rasmus.  … Continue reading

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Move Over, There's a New Ace in Town


With a dominating 6 inning performance against the Chicago Cubs on September 24, 2010, Adam Wainwright earned his 20th win of the season.  That places him in some rather elite company in Cardinals history.  In the previous 50 years, this … Continue reading

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There's no I in team


But there’s one smack dab in the middle of mediocre, and that’s what Colby Rasmus was on September 13. While Cardinals fans are lamenting another loss to a rookie pitcher with an ERA higher than the Cardinals magic number, a … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Shelby Miller for Roy Oswalt trade


As the 2010 non-waiver trade deadline was approaching, I tried to convince myself that trading Shelby Miller for Roy Oswalt would have been a good deal for the Cardinals.  Enough time has passed for an evaluation of that non-deal, and … Continue reading

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