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

Cub Fans, Listen to the Wisdom of Bob Marley

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Over the past 12 hours I have seen far more panic and angst on FaceBook and Twitter than is necessary. Yea, the Chicago Cubs lost a game against the St. Louis Cardinals late. Down to their final strike, everyone assumed the game was over and the Cubs won the game, Continue reading Cub Fans, Listen to the Wisdom of Bob Marley

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

Good shortstops are in short supply–so let’s re-explore a trade idea

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The news of the evening appears to be that Dioner Navarro is getting close to a deal, and the tone suggests that he’s not coming back to the Cubs: Told Dioner Navarro is moving to resolution, Boston not in pursuit — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 25, 2013 This means that Continue reading Good shortstops are in short supply–so let’s re-explore a trade idea

PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?

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On August 4, 2013, Commissioner Bud Selig, through Major League Baseball, announced the suspensions of thirteen players for using Performance Enhancing Drugs. The players that were suspended include: Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, Everth Cabrera, Francisco Cervelli and Antonio Bastardo who are all still on Major League Continue reading PEDs Suspensions! What Performance Helper Is Next?