Category Archives: 2013 Season

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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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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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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