Author Archives: Bob Netherton

What to do About the Upcoming Trade Deadline ?


New Cardinals General Manager, Michael Girsch, has quite a task a head of him.  So much for an easy transition period allowing the new exec to come up to speed, eh ? The first salvo in Battle 2017 has been … Continue reading

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Hechavamissed Opportunity


When the news broke on Saturday that the Miami Marlins were actively shopping shortstop, Adeiny Hechavarria, and the Cardinals were rumored to be one team showing interest, armchair general managers, myself included, took to Twitter to voice their opinions. The … Continue reading

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A Practical Look at the June 25 Roster Moves


There are far too many thoughts on this one to try to share on Twitter, so this minor set of transactions have become the proverbial straw that got the camel up to dust off the covers of this derelict blog, … Continue reading

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Intentional or Just Irresponsible


Not that either team needed it, but tensions were raised a notch as the final 2015 regular season series between the Cardinals and Cubs got under way in Chicago.   The first of two linked events occurred in the top of … Continue reading

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BFIB and the Myth of “The Cardinals Way”


The two phrases that will make a baseball fan’s head spin the fastest today might be “The Best Fans in Baseball” and “The Cardinals Way”.   With the Cardinals unexpected, and mostly unexplainable, success heading into the 2015 All Star Break, … Continue reading

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April 21-23, St. Louis at Washington


The Cardinals start their second road trip of the 2015 season with a three game series against the Washington Nationals.  It will be the first time this season that the Cards face an opponent outside of their division.  Both teams … Continue reading

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X-Men Unleashed: Fixing the Cardinals Offense


I am reminded of a Tony La Russa interview in April 2011 when he asked reporters, “are you telling me Yadier is not going to get a big hit” ?   Yes, that was also the first week of the season … Continue reading

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What to do About Jon Jay ?


Now that the Lance Lynn contact has been taken care of, and both Tony Cruz and Peter Bourjos have avoided arbitration, we can turn our attention to the last piece of the Cardinals 2015 puzzle, Jon Jay. The Good There … Continue reading

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What to do about Lance Lynn ?


I knew it would take a special topic to get me blogging again, and this one is as good as it gets.   For the record, I have been an unapologetic Lance Lynn fan since his days with the Springfield Cardinals, … Continue reading

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NLDS Game One – It is the Little Things


It always has been and it will always continue to be the little things that win baseball games.  In a matchup of two of the best pitchers in the National League, you expect the little thing to be a hanging … Continue reading

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