2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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I get it.  This is a Cubs’ blog.  And I am a Cubs’ fan.  So anything critical of the Cardinals comes off as “jealousy”, a “hot take”, or any series of things that the Best Fans twitter account could have a world of fun with.  But here’s the God’s honest Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 2nd Place St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals

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The previews of the rebuilding teams are over (because I only do the NL Central Division.  And because who gives a crap about the Phillies).  The St. Louis Cardinals are not your daddy’s “third place” team.  Not too many teams coming off of a 100 win season can reasonably be Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 3rd Place St. Louis Cardinals

Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

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One of the greatest things about sports is the way rules change as human participants evolve into faster, smarter, and stronger athletes.  While we are all creatures of habit and have an appreciation for tradition and nostalgia, it often ends up working out in that we can’t fathom why the game Continue reading Why Should We Designate a Hitter?

The Ongoing Adventures of Not-Kris Bryant: The Ballad of Mike Olt

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Maybe it was because they had to stand in line for hours to finally pee on a wall, but Chicago Cubs fans weren’t too happy with the result of the first game of the season.  As I wrote in that link, there were positives to be seen and the good Continue reading The Ongoing Adventures of Not-Kris Bryant: The Ballad of Mike Olt

NL Central Preview: 1st Place St. Louis Cardinals

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Manager: Mike Matheny Projected Record: 90-72 As is usually the case, the Cardinals have no obvious weaknesses.  They are the well-oiled developmental machine that successful organizations around baseball seek to emulate because even though they lose players to free agency or in trades, they seemingly always produce replacements who can keep them Continue reading NL Central Preview: 1st Place St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

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Minor news first, about Emilio Bonifacio:   Emilio Bonifacio’s rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Tennessee. — Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) July 16, 2014 Come back soon Emilio! In the meantime, I don’t know if you forgot, but the National League lost to the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game, 5-3. Continue reading Cardinals Directly Responsible For the National League’s Demise

2014 NL Central Preview: 1st Place – St. Louis Cardinals

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Of all of the teams in the NL Central, the Cardinals may stand head and shoulders above the rest.  Mike Matheny‘s club lost Carlos Beltran, David Freese, Fernando Salas, Edward Mujica, and in spite of not playing at all in 2013, Rafael Furcal and former ace Chris Carpenter.  Those losses Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 1st Place – St. Louis Cardinals

On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball

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Last night, we were treated to the Carlos Beltran Show.  You may still be a bit pissed off about the “non-tag” at home plate when Beltran threw a strike to home plate and Yadier Molina sort of just sat there and took the charge from Mark Ellis.  But the point Continue reading On Carlos Beltran and a Love For Baseball