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

So…I’m happy

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OK, so the Chicago Cubs are now tied with the St. Louis Cardinals at a game apiece heading back to Wrigley Field and Jake Arrieta Day on Monday.  I figured that this would happen, even if Kyle Hendricks didn’t do as well as I had hoped, although he looked good Continue reading So…I’m happy

Things I think I think (Cubs vs. Cards edition)

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The series opener didn’t go the Chicago Cubs’ way, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be shut down forever.  As awesome as it would be, it’s highly improbable that any team will win all their games, especially in the postseason when every team is theoretically good at baseball.  Anyway, we have Continue reading Things I think I think (Cubs vs. Cards edition)

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

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