J.D. Drew

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    August 10, 2012

    Cards Split With the Giants; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing

    Thank god for Adam Wainwright. I've said it before over the past four or five seasons, but I think it bears repeating now and again. Thank god for Adam Wainwright. It's been a great ride, watching Wainwright progress from hyped prospect (acquired in return for J.D. Drew way back in the 200 ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Jeff Luhnow: Cardinals Lose Their Minor League Architect

    Jeff Luhnow, future Baseball Executive of the Year award winner for turning around the Houston Astros' fortunes. ​Amidst all the hooplah and hand-wringing of waiting for Albert Pujols to make up his effing mind about just how much money is enough, there's another story unfolding for the Cardinals ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Cardinals' Pitching Prospect Update

    I considered going with the Timbuk 3 song -- you know the one, about the shades? -- but decided to go in a different direction. ​The present is looking a little bleak for the Redbirds at the moment. Five losses in a row, badly outplayed by the Washington Nationals, shut out by Livan Hernandez, bul ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Tony La Russa and The Razzle Dazzle Kid

    ​Going into the long Labor Day weekend, I fully expected to be focused on the Cardinals. Sure, there was the Mizzou-Illinois game to attend, and a couple other college football games I found intriguing, and there was the Greek Festival down at St. Nicholas' church. (By the by, memo to the festival ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    After Shooting Laser at Cardinals, Phillies Fans Beat to Death One of Their Own

    When it comes to fighting, don't mess with the Phillies and their phanatics.​We here at Daily RFT unwittingly entered a war of words a few weeks ago with fans of the Philadelphia Phillies. The battle began innocently enough when we defended a Cardinals fan ridiculed by a blogger in Philadelphia. O ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: Jose Oquendo

    Given the recent hoopla regarding Jose Oquendo and the self-proclaimed lord of pitching in Puerto Rico, Joel Pineiro, I thought that the Secret Weapon could use a feature. You know, show him that we're all behind him, and are perfectly well aware that El Pinata is not a good pitcher in any way, shap ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Congratulations, You Bastards

    Well, the day has finally come. Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2008 NFC West Champions, the Arizona Cardinals. And their leader, Klobberin' Kurt Warner. So congratulations to the Cardinals and congratulations to Kurt. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. 

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Move

    J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to the Braves for Ray King, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright

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    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

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    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

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    October 8, 2003

    The Crotchety Scotch

    They're nae bad, lad

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    September 24, 2003
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    October 16, 2002

    Safe at Home?

    At the end of a star-crossed season, Cardinal Nation still doesn't know where the Redbirds will roost after they leave Busch

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002

    Best TV-Sports Anchor

    Martin Kilcoyne, KTVI (Channel 2)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Cardinal

    Albert Pujols

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Reason(s) to Replace Busch Stadium

    Inevitability and Intimacy

  • News

    May 5, 1999

    Foul Ball

    Whitey Herzog takes a vicious swing at money-driven modern baseball, where only the wealthy win -- and the fans always lose

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    April 7, 1999
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    March 31, 1999

    Trauma Central

    Even with broken wings, the Cardinals can still fly in their weak and injury-plagued division