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Brian Barton

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    December 9, 2010

    Five Picks for Cardinals' Rule 5 Draft

    Players line up to be fawned over and poked at in preparation for the Rule 5 draft. ​Baseball's Winter Meetings will come to an end today, with the annual Rule 5 draft one of the final items on the itinerary. In case you aren't familiar with the Rule 5 draft, here's a decent overview of how it all ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Nothing Shall Come From Something, Trade Again!

    And so, just like that, the Blaine Boyer Experiment comes to an end here in St. Louis. Farewell, Monorail Man, we hardly knew ye. (And barely cared.) Somehow, it just isn't as cool as Rocket Man, is it? 

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    April 22, 2009

    Blaine Boyer: Atlanta's Version of Anthony Reyes?

    The Cardinals have pretty high expectations for the latest addition to their bullpen, right-hander Blaine Boyer. Acquired earlier this week for outfielder Brian Barton in a trade with the Braves, Boyer has already been added to the big league roster and will be the team's 13th pitcher.Of c ... More >>

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    April 21, 2009

    Brian Barton Traded to Braves. What's the Outer Space Version of Bon Voyage?

    The Brian Barton Era has come to a rather unceremonious end, to say the least. On Monday, Barton was dealt to the Atlanta Braves for Blaine Boyer, a rather undistinguished right-handed relief pitcher.I have to admit, I'm more than a little disappointed in this move. Barton was one of my favorite pla ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    January 5, 2009

    Bargain Shopping, the Cardinal Way

    Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The Remains of Anthony Reyes Update

    What can I say? I'm a sucker for punishment. So in the spirit of twisting the knife just a hair more -- and also because there is actual news to report -- I present to you the Remains of Anthony Reyes Watch. Why can't I quit you, Anthony? 

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    September 23, 2008

    Tony La Russa's Message to Cardinal Fans

    Another day, another loss for the Cardinals. All just a part of this team's complete collapse over the last month of the season. You know what, though? I don't have a huge problem with the losses. I really don't. Don't get me wrong; it is very frustrating to watch this team go in the tank, but I c ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    Four Positive Notes for the Cardinals at the All-Star Break

    Ah, the All-Star break. That special time of the year when we all huddle up together around the television with a big bowl of popcorn and listen to Chris Berman make an ass of himself calling the Home Run Derby and then watch one of the biggest farces in all of sports. That's right, everybody! We th ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    Izturis' Triple Tells Us of the '08 Cardinals

    I can tell you everything you need to know about the 2008 Cardinals, and it will only take one at-bat to do so. Please allow me to set the scene. Bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. One out. mlb.com Cesar Izturis Leading off the inning, Yadier Molina had sin ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008

    The Cardinals: Where Do They Go From Here?

    So, where do we go from here? (Vote on your changes here). Memorial Day has come and gone. The first real holiday of summer always provides a nice opportunity to look around and take stock of a baseball team; to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and everything in between. So, what have we learned s ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008

    Cards Blog: Finding Strong Bats in the Minors

    Remember when I said Monday that Sunday's loss was the worst game I had seen the Cardinals play this season? Well, apparently the team took some pretty serious umbrage at that statement, because they did their very best to convince me otherwise last night. Look, Adam Wainwright is going to have ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Cards Blog: An Inning-By-Inning Soap Opera

    On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals played the finale of a three game series against the Brewers. I was lucky enough to score some free tickets, and, being the intrepid reporter that I am, I'm taking it upon myself to record my thoughts on the game. Come along with me, your eyes and ears to the wor ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Cards Blog: An Inning-By-Inning Soap Opera

    On Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals played the finale of a three game series against the Brewers. I was lucky enough to score some free tickets, and, being the intrepid reporter that I am, I'm taking it upon myself to record my thoughts on the game. Come along with me, your eyes and ears to the wor ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    Simply Offensive: The Cardinals' Attack

    Just the type of loss that the Cardinals need to avoid, and just the kind I'm afraid we may see more of. With the fortunes of the National League Central looking stronger so far this year, if the Cardinals have any chance of seriously contending this season, they need to take advantage of their ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008

    Cards Blog: What to Watch for Against the Nats

    The Washington Nationals are coming to town! Hmm, not really that exciting, huh? Well, they’re not a great team by any stretch of the imagination, so maybe you can be excused for thinking that. However, a weak team is just what the doctor ordered for the Cardinals. They just took two of three f ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Cardinals Opening Day v2.0: The Brightest Spot

    Well, there wasn't much for Cards fans to cheer in last night's 2-1 loss to the NL champion Colorado Rockies. Later today our baseball blogger Aaron Schafer will glance back and look forward to tonight's rematch. But despite Kip Wells' hanging five zeroes on the Redbirds and Troy Glaus causing the ... More >>

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