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UCB September Project: Top 7 Cardinals Prospects


Though no longer a regular blogger and now just a “Friend of the UCB”, occasionally one of their monthly projects comes along that grabs my attention and makes me want to pick up the keyboard again.   The annual “Top 7 … 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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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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ScooterGate!


Game Two of the National League Championship series was a wild affair, but perhaps for the wrong reasons.  Let me explain. In the top of the first inning, Carlos Beltran walks.  Matt Holliday follows that with a single to left … Continue reading

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Favorite Obscure Cardinals Player: Ray Washburn (Part 1)


One of the most enjoyable parts of being a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers is participation in the various monthly projects.   This one is of particular interest to me personally, as the subject is “your favorite obscure Cardinals player”.   … Continue reading

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Cardinals Minor League Guide for the All Star Break


The All Star Game break.  Four days without meaningful baseball.  Over those four days, we can watch an ESPN Tribute to the PED era and hear more calls of “back, back, back” than in the career of a chiropractor (the … Continue reading

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Lee Smith and the Maikel Cleto Upside


This originally started out as another Player A vs Player B piece, but thought I might go a different route and get right to the point.  Maikel Cleto reminds me a lot of a young Lee Smith. Calm down.  I’m … Continue reading

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Kyle Lohse – Quietly Getting it Done


On July 2, 2012, a large crowd at Busch Stadium applauded enthusiastically and gave Kyle Lohse a much deserved standing ovation as manager, Mike Matheny, took him out of the game in the eighth inning.   His line on the evening: … Continue reading

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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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How Historic was Johan Santana’s No-hitter ?


On Friday night, June 1, 2012, Johan Santana wrote his name in both the Mets and MLB records books when he no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals.  It was a remarkable pitching performance, to say the least.  Teams in the National … Continue reading

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