Tag Archives: minor leagues

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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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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Previewing the Memphis Redbirds – Pitching


In this first of a four part series, we will take a closer look at the 2012 Memphis Redbirds.  In addition to all of the roster changes, we will also suggest a few things to pay attention to as the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why We Should All Move On


After nearly completing a nice article where I suggested that we all hold off judgment on Albert Pujols, he signs a contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  So much for all of the nice things I had written … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Brandon Dickson


In a season full of big wins, big disappointments, big comebacks and a big World Series Championship, sometimes it is important to take a step back and take a look at a few of the little things that made all … Continue reading

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UCB Roundtable: Rookie of the Year


Twice a year, the writers of the United Cardinal Bloggers join together and participate in a roundtable discussion.   Each member asks a question and then summarizes the responses for us all to enjoy. My question, influenced by an earlier one … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Lance Lynn


How good was Lance Lynn in 2011 ? He had shown flashes of brilliance throughout his minor league career, so there was reason to expect him to be a contributor when called up on June 2.   His major league debut … Continue reading

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Dear Albert


Dear Albert, Please sign a contract extension with the Cardinals following the World Series. Instead of pleading, I’m going to appeal to your logical side.   That pragmatic voice of reason that I know governs your world.   Yep, that’s the Albert … Continue reading

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Thank you, Colby Rasmus


I know what you are thinking.  With a title like that, you might be expecting some sort of twisted last minute jab at the expense of the Cardinals former center fielder. No, this is not one of those times, I … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the September Callups


On September 1, all major league teams are allowed to expand their rosters beyond the 25 man active limit imposed on them during the first part of the season.  The rules are simple, if you are on the 40 man … Continue reading

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