Author Archives: Bob Netherton

June 4-5 – St. Louis at Kansas City


The Cardinals struggles through the month of May have continued into June as the I-70 series heads west to complete an abbreviated home and away series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The Royals (28-30, 5 games out) can improve … Continue reading

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May 2-4, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs


Coming off a difficult first month of the season where they played 21 of 29 games against division rivals, the Cardinals hope that May will bring a less demanding schedule. Over the next  four and a half weeks, they will … Continue reading

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2013 Cardinals Bloggers Awards Ballot


The November United Cardinal Bloggers project is one of my favorites as we get to look back at the highs and lows of the previous season, and more importantly, recognize some of the great contributors in the group.   With … Continue reading

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The 1967 Cardinals Were Largely Homegrown Too


Much has been made of the homegrown talent that the Cardinals are sending into the World Series in 2013, for good reason.  In the era of free agency, teams like the 2013 Cardinals are somewhat of the exception, although that … Continue reading

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September 6-8 – Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals


With 22 games (15 home, 7 away) remaining in the Cardinals regular season schedule, this table tells all that you need to know about the importance of this upcoming series. Team Wins Losses Pct Games Back Pittsburgh 81 58 .583 … Continue reading

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Good Luck, Memphis Redbirds


In just over an hour from now, the Memphis Redbirds will play the Oklahoma City Red Hawks in the final game of the regular season.  If Memphis wins, they will be the champions of the American North division of the … Continue reading

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Closing the Book on the John Axford Trade


It is really too early to do that, but at least we know the name of the “Player to be Named Later.”  It is Michael Blazek.  To some, that might seem too high a price to pay for a guy … Continue reading

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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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