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

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

World Series Preview Thoughts

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The Boston Red Sox just won the American League pennant, defeating the Detroit Tigers, and will host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.  I don’t even remember the last time the two best teams in baseball faced each other in the Fall Classic, but I’m sure someone can Google it. Continue reading World Series Preview Thoughts

Baseball takes too damned long

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Looking at today’s games, the contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals took about 2:40, while the nightcap between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox took nearly four hours to complete (3:56).  It seems the Twitterverse was awash with plenty of complaints about how Continue reading Baseball takes too damned long