Cy Young Award

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    August 1, 2014

    Who Wants to Buy Chris Carpenter's Palm Beach Mansion? (VIDEO)

    Don't let that $625,000 price tag fool you. To buy former St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter's 3,335-square-foot home, you'll need to pony up another hundred thou' or so just for the country-club membership. Just like all the residents of the BallenIsles Country Club, Carpenter bought a member ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    The 13 Best Fat Baseball Players of All Time

    So, here's the thing: Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn got skinny during the off-season. Like, really skinny. Well, okay, not like really skinny compared to skinny people, but really skinny compared to Lynn, who, until this year, routinely showed up to spring ball in one of two coatings: Original Reci ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Kyle Lohse Lays It On the Line

    In just a little while now, the Cardinals will take on the San Francisco Giants in game three of the NLCS, with the series moving here to the heartland. The Redbirds have been brilliant in Busch Stadium this season, winning 50 games and, frankly, looking like a com ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Midseason Reviews for Preseason Predictions -- Individual Awards Edition

    You know, the All-Star break has come and gone. The second half (I should really put that in quotation marks, but screw it), of the baseball season is well and truly underway. I had a dozen different things I was planning on writing while the break was going on, all kinds of progress reports an ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Trade Target Talkin': How Much for that Pitcher in the Window?

    Chris Carpenter is done for the season. The man be gone, and the man ain't be comin' back. Not in 2012 for sure, and maybe not never no more. Given this grammatically poor but factually accurate state of affairs, the Cardinals' pitching situation looks...well, it looks pretty ugly, to tell you ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Lance Lynn Gets Back on Track

    For the first month of the season, Lance Lynn looked every inch a Cy Young award candidate. In winning his first six starts of the year, Lynn amassed a 1.40 ERA, a 3.36/1 K/BB ratio, and held opponents to a .507 OPS. He gave up two runs in exactly one start; the other five he gave up just one or zer ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Adam Wainwright Pushes the Panic Back

    Okay, so the Cardinals lost last night. That sucked. Big time. In fact, it was the second night in a row they lost 3-2 in walkoff fashion to the Chicago Cubs. It was a very, very bad night in a lot of ways. We don't feel good about Jason Motte right now walking hitters, Fernando Salas hasn't lo ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Cy Young, MVP Predictions for 2012 MLB

    You know, as a semi-professional sportswriter there are a few things toward which I am genetically predisposed. (Why semi-professional? Because I do get paid, but my talent and behavior are both, well, somewhat short of what is usually termed professionalism.) I love to hear myself talk, for one thi ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Of Adam Wainwright & Backup Catchers: Spring Training Notes 03/13/12

    ​Thanks to the magic of modern technology, I got to watch Adam Wainwright make his second start of the spring this afternoon; it was extremely comforting to see him back on the mound. You can forget about an injured pitcher surprisingly easily, thanks to the occasional nature of their appearances ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Baseball's Best Night Ever

    ​I really, really hope everyone out there saw at least part of all the important games played Wednesday night, because chances are we may never see their like again. The 28th of September, 2011 should -- and very possibly will -- go down in history as the single greatest night in the history of ba ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Breaking Down the Garcia Extension

    ​Chad Garrison's disappointment notwithstanding (tee-hee), the news of the Cardinals and Jaime Garcia reaching an agreement on a four-year contract extension should come as music to any Redbird fan's earholes. Locking up their most talented pitcher (and yes, I say that including Adam Wainwright in ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Decline of Chris Carpenter

    It wouldn't be terrible if Chris Carpenter's decline went along the lines of British Sea Power's. He might not pitch as well anymore, but his records should be markedly better. ​I feel like there should really be a question mark in that title somewhere. The Decline of Chris Carpenter can't possibl ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    The Opening Day Crystal Ball: 2011 MLB Predictions

    I actually dressed up like this to write this post. I predict the itching of this beard will soon drive me to madness. ​Just a bare handful of hours, now, until the Cardinals' 2011 season gets underway. Plenty of ink and bytes have been spilled talking about what the season may bring, lots of it r ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Adam Wainwright Has 'Significant' Elbow Injury; Mass Panic Ensues

    ​Well, just in case everyone wasn't already bummed enough about the whole Albert-Pujols-is-leaving-after-the-season storyline for 2011, we now have the news that Adam Wainwright, ace of the Cardinals' staff and eternal Cy Young runner-up, has left spring training camp in Florida and is headed to t ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Adam Wainwright: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Cy

    commons.wikimedia.orgAdam Wainwright, contemplating the most likely candidates to beat him out for future Cy Young awards. ​I wonder if Cy Young Award Winner Announcement Day is just like the worst day of the year for Adam Wainwright. The way some people have particularly sad anniversaries marked ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Better Luck Next Year, Adam Wainwright​The Curse of 2010 has taken away our hopes for playoff glory. Sadly, it appears it's also going to take away any hope we might have for seeing our players win much in the way of personal postseason hardware too. Jaime Garcia has already been shut down for the season, and ... More >>

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    September 18, 2010

    Tyler Greene's Pedro Feliz Blues

    commons.wikimedia.orgYou'd think with a uniform that dirty Greene would be able to grit his way into a starting job around here. ​If someone asked you to sum up the Cardinals' 2010 season for them in the quickest way possible, you would need look no further than the way the Cards played the last t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Roy Oswalt: The Deal That Just Won't Die​So after a full week and a half of serious, intense speculation, discussion, and coverage, the Roy-Oswalt-to-the-Cardinals trade is...right about where it was a week and a half ago. A quick rundown of the pertinent facts: The Houston Astros want to move Roy Oswalt.  ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Some Jeff Suppan-Induced Thoughts on Trading for Cliff Lee​So I'm watching the Cardinals play, suffering through watching Jeff Suppan pitch, and it got me thinking about who the Cards might be able to get to replace him. Now, it's not that Suppan has actually been all that bad since returning to us; he's certainly been better th ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Five Reasons The Cardinals Should Trade for Cliff Lee*

    Image sourceWouldn't Cliff Lee look nice in Cardinal red?​In case you haven't been paying attention these past three games, the Mariners stink.It's a special kind of stink too. They run into outs on the bases, commit costly errors, blow saves and generally suck at hitting. Just think of an ugly wa ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Pining For Pineiro: Ex-Cardinal Off to a Brilliant Start This Season

    commons.wikimedia.orgPlease come back to us, Jo-El! ​I don't know if anyone else has been following the performance of one Joel "El Pinata" Pineiro since he left the Cardinals this past offseason, but I have. Not out of some sort of masochistic impulse to see the Cards' moves turn out badly and se ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Confirms Blues' Place as City's Red-Headed Stepchild

    Missing: Brian Sutter's teeth and more Blues players in the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.​Need more proof that St. Louis is a "baseball town"? Check out the names (below) of the athletes and broadcasters inducted yesterday to the inaugural class of the new St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Ten of th ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    The Cy Young Shutout

    Cy Young agrees with me. It's a shame his namesake award didn't go to a Cardinal. Hell, he even played for the Cardinals for awhile! If anything, I'll bet he's even MORE pissed than I am!​Sigh. What? Oh, no. Nothing. No, I'm fine. It's just... no, never mind. Well, I mean, it's just that ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    "Corky, This is Rickey. Rickey Needs Your Vote."

    You know what? I was just going to let this whole thing pass without comment, because I've seen it everywhere else. But I can't. I just can't. It's just too damn much for me. Rickey Henderson is going into the Hall of Fame today. However, the greatest lead-off hitter in the history of the game ... More >>

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    December 21, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Special Dock Ellis (1945-2008) Edition

    Dock Ellis, who in 1970 pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while tripping on acid, died Friday, December 19.In 2005 Ellis was the subject of a very good profile by Keven McAlester in the Houston Press. McAlester's piece begins with this anecdote:Thirty-five years ago, on June 12, 1970, P ... More >>

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    December 7, 2008

    "Hey Bud, Let's Party": The Official Khalil Greene Welcome Post

    Well, the trade is official, and Khalil Greene is now a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. The more I think about it, the more excited I'm getting over the potential this deal has to turn out as a big win for the Cards. I'm a big fan of Greene's defense, and while he's not so much on the walking (on ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: 2008 AL Cy Young Winner Cliff Lee

    'Tis the season of awards, the season when, each year, the magical faeries at the Baseball Writers Association of America vote on the various awards given out to players throughout the land. (Well, technically, the magical faeries that actually play and manage the games vote on some of them, and the ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    What If: The Cardinals Acquire San Diego Ace Jake Peavy

    Ah, the sweet taste of victory. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Red Sox, slayed the evil giant, felled the mighty ogre, whatever analogy you like. However you wish to say it, the Rays are your American League champions for the year of 2008. Congratulations to Tampa Bay, and congratulations to thei ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Ten of Baseball's Unforgettable Wild Card Teams

    Wild card season is upon us. That time of the year when the division races are mostly sewn up, and you start looking at teams from all over the league, trying to keep track of half a dozen different schedules all at once. However the Bud Selig era in baseball is eventually remembered, it will inev ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    Welcome Back, Mark Mulder

    Welcome back, Mr. Mulder. It may have only been an inning. It may have come with a six-run lead. It may have only been a tease, yet another heartbreak just waiting to happen. Nonetheless, Mark Mulder took the mound on Monday night, and it was good.

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    July 1, 2008

    No BS: RFT Softball Squad Is Victorious

    Perhaps it was the addition of Busch beer to the dugout cooler Monday night. How else to explain RFT's rise from the valley to the mountaintop? PigPen says: "That's 'scrappy,' not 'scrapple'! Fortified in mind, body and AB's tastiest "spirit," Team RFT rallied last night to defeat B ... More >>

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    May 20, 2008

    San Diego's Weak Offense Evident Against Cards

    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the Padres; not at all. San Diego came into this year with a pitching staff that boasted last year's Cy Young award winner (Jake Peavy) at the top, one of the best road pitchers in all of baseball as the Number 2, (Chris Young) and a Number 4 who's won more g ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Mitchell Report Names Names -- and Not Pujols'

    The full text of report former Senator George Mitchell released today is available for download here. A list of current or former Cardinals whose names are mentioned: Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick Ankiel David Bell Larry Bigbie Kent Mercke ... More >>

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    February 21, 2007

    Being Darryl Strawberry

    Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?