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Jason Isringhausen

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    June 30, 2011

    The End of the Ryan Franklin Era

    I'm not gonna lie; I will not miss that beard. ​Oh, thank god that's finally over. Not Ryan Franklin's tenure with the Cardinals, mind you; I have nothing but the utmost respect for the player Franklin was, and plenty of appreciation for the job he did. But the fact is Ryan Franklin lost what ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Is The Cards' Bullpen Fixable?

    Oh, Billy Mays. We still miss you. ​We all saw the disaster over the weekend in San Francisco. Don't pretend you didn't. The Cardinals' supposed closer, Ryan Franklin, blew two more saves, giving him three on the season in four tries. In both games, the Cards were a single out away from winning be ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    July 21, 2010

    Walt Jocketty: Getting the Band Back Together

    It happens to every guy at some point in life. You reach a certain age, and all of a sudden you start getting nostalgic for the past. At odd times, too; maybe you look in the mirror one morning, notice how thin the hair is getting on top, and you just can't help but think about your friends from col ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010
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    January 14, 2010

    Rumor Roundup: Cards Looking at Valverde?

    ​The latest scuttlebutt on the hot stove wire has the Cardinals apparently interested in the services of Jose Valverde. The former Arizona and Houston closer is reportedly being pursued by a trio of clubs, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, with the Detroit Tigers seemingly the most likely de ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    The Same Old Izzy That We Used to Know

    One of my favorite pastimes is to go over to Fangraphs and look at the win probability charts for baseball games after they end. It's especially fun to look at games in which really wacky things have happened, as the peaks and valleys are often marvels to behold. Never before, though, have I ever s ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Playing Like a Cardinal in 2009

    A couple of days ago I received a very nice email, from a man who works in the Cardinals' Fan Development Office (I assume that's what used to be referred to as marketing), passing along a link to the Cards' new batch of advertisements for 2009. They're using the Play Like a Cardinal theme agai ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Last Night: The Blues "Pull an Izzy"

    With a scant twelve minutes to go in the third period last night, it looked as if all was well in Bluesland. The Note found themselves up 3-2 over the Vancouver Canucks, thanks to another strong showing by goalie Chris Mason, as well as goals from Steve Wagner, Brad Boyes, and Keith Tkachuk. All the ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Bloggers React to Cards GM's Infamous Online Spat with Fans

    UPDATE: More comments from Chuck Brownson, a blogger at Viva El Birdos, are at the bottom of this post.In July 2007 I wrote an article for the RFT about the increasing influence that statistically-minded baseball blogs were starting to have on the day-to-day operations of the teams they cover. In ad ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Baseball Card of the Week: A Villain's Farewell

    Yesterday, Jeff Kent, who just happens to be one of my absolute least favorite ballplayers in the whole wide world, hung up his spikes. For that, he receives a farewell gift from the baseball world. It is known as the Card of the Week, and it may be the single highest honor a player can be given.&nb ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Cardinals Pass on Arbitration for Isringhausen and More

    At 11:00 p.m. central time on Monday, baseball's arbitration deadline passed. And one of the most puzzling storylines of the off-season began.

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    November 25, 2008

    Awards Time: The Best of the Cardinals and the Cardinal Blogs

    I've spoken in the past of the United Cardinal Bloggers project, I know. Well, see, it's the time of year when those of us who take part in such things all gather 'round the flickering monitor screen and take a vote. We vote on things large and small, exquisite and banal. And then, when all the vote ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Izzy a Free Agent? That's OK By Me

    Well, I've done my citizen's duty; can you all say the same? I'm sure that everyone out there is tired of hearing from everyone, every single effing day, that you just gotta get out there and vote. However, that doesn't mean that I can keep myself from adding my own little exhortation to that. T ... More >>

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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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    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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    August 6, 2008

    Watching Cardinals' Bullpen is Second-Worst Pain Ever

    You know, I had planned on writing about Chris Carpenter's return to the mound this morning. I had planned on writing about Manny Ramirez making his ridiculous way to St. Louis. Instead of all that, though, I would like to tell you a little story. One of my earliest -- and, unfortunately, most viv ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008
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    July 28, 2008

    The Case for Kyle McClellan as the Cards Closer

    Well, one out of three against the Mets is certainly better than 0-for-4 against the Brewers, right? Of course, even within that one victory over the New York club, we still saw the club's current closer, one Mr. Ryan Franklin, give up a home run in the ninth inning. It was the third outing in a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    13 Pitchers and Aaron Miles in Outfield

    Can somebody please tell me why this team insists on carrying thirteen pitchers?

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    July 22, 2008
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    July 9, 2008
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    June 20, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: Izzy with the Mets

    I asked last Friday for everyone out there to send me your submissions for the baseball card of the week. Well, I won't lie. The response was not overwhelming. However, enough people did submit entries for me to pick a winner, and it's one that I actually feel really good about. I thought that, cons ... More >>

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    June 19, 2008

    Royally Beaten: Cardinals Try to Avoid Sweep by Royals Today

    Citizens of St. Louis, the Cardinals need your help. You see, due to a little known bylaw of Major League Baseball, if you get swept by the Kansas City Royals, you're out of the league. This unfortunate fate has befallen several teams over the years, few of whom you probably remember. Teams such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Minor Leagues: Cardinals Youngsters Show Promise

    Back before the season even started, I picked out seven players in the Cards' minor league system that I thought bore watching. Well, the minor league seasons are right about a third of the way through, and I thought the off-day would make a good opportunity to take a look at those players and see h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Chris Duncan Looks Lost Out There

    When the 2008 season opened, I, like a lot of other people I'm sure, had various ideas about what this year would be about. Lots of us thought it would be about assessment, about looking at the current resources and deciding just what we have here. Others thought it would be about angry fans, disgus ... 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 27, 2008
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    May 16, 2008

    Cards Blog: Save Izzy From Himself

    Last Friday night, after a blown save in Milwaukee, Jason Isringhausen looked and sounded like a man lost in his post-game comments. He called his performance ''embarrassing,'' and said that the coaches were going to have to find another solution for closing ball games, because he just wasn't gettin ... More >>

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    May 16, 2008

    Cards Blog: Save Izzy From Himself

    Last Friday night, after a blown save in Milwaukee, Jason Isringhausen looked and sounded like a man lost in his post-game comments. He called his performance ''embarrassing,'' and said that the coaches were going to have to find another solution for closing ball games, because he just wasn't gettin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: A Nasty Bullpen Pattern Emerges

    So far this year, we've seen the Cardinals win games in a lot of different ways. We've seen great starting performances carry the day, despite little offense. We've seen mediocre starting performances get bailed out by solid offensive contributions. We've even seen games in which the bullpen, coming ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: A Nasty Bullpen Pattern Emerges

    So far this year, we've seen the Cardinals win games in a lot of different ways. We've seen great starting performances carry the day, despite little offense. We've seen mediocre starting performances get bailed out by solid offensive contributions. We've even seen games in which the bullpen, coming ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Cards Blog: Legit at Last?

    On Friday, I said this was the series that would really start to give us an idea about exactly who and what the Cardinals really are this year. So, what did we learn?

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    May 5, 2008
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    April 22, 2008

    Cards Blog: Wainwright should have received the 'W'

    Hell of a game last night, fellows. Great job bouncing back after a rough go of it against the Giants. Stlcardinals.com Wainwright I realize that wins and losses for pitchers are really kind of a meaningless stat, but I also happen to be in the minority who thinks it sucks. Last night, Adam Wa ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    Cards Blog: Wainwright should have received the 'W'

    Hell of a game last night, fellows. Great job bouncing back after a rough go of it against the Giants. Stlcardinals.com Wainwright I realize that wins and losses for pitchers are really kind of a meaningless stat, but I also happen to be in the minority who thinks it sucks. Last night, Adam Wa ... More >>

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    April 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Last Night was a Forcible Reminder

    During last night’s game, I was forcibly reminded of just why I love the game of baseball so much. Everything great about the game was right there, on the field. You had a surprise hero, in the person of Anthony Reyes, the orphan child of the rotation. You had a timely hitting performance from th ... More >>

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    April 9, 2008

    Cards Blog: Last Night was a Forcible Reminder

    During last night’s game, I was forcibly reminded of just why I love the game of baseball so much. Everything great about the game was right there, on the field. You had a surprise hero, in the person of Anthony Reyes, the orphan child of the rotation. You had a timely hitting performance from th ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Tough Times Ahead for Cardinals Pitching

    When the Cardinals signed Ryan Franklin to a two-year extension in August of last year, the club believed it had shored up its setup slot for the next couple of years. Franklin was in the midst of a spectacular season then, pitching the eighth inning ahead of Jason Isringhausen, with an ERA that hov ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Tough Times Ahead for Cardinals Pitching

    When the Cardinals signed Ryan Franklin to a two-year extension in August of last year, the club believed it had shored up its setup slot for the next couple of years. Franklin was in the midst of a spectacular season then, pitching the eighth inning ahead of Jason Isringhausen, with an ERA that hov ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008

    View the New St. Louis Cardinals "Play Like a Cardinal" Ads Here

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get us pumped for the upcoming season, during which we'll likely watch the "new-look Cards" finish with a losing record. And it kills me to say that. Especially after a decade-plus of stretch drives, one National League pennant and a World Series championship. ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008
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    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

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    October 31, 2007

    Tony's New Bitch

    News broke today that the St. Louis Cardinals have a new general manager. John Mozeliak, formerly the Cards' assistant (and more recently interim) GM, will accept a three-year deal and replace Walt Jocketty as the man who calls the Cards' personnel shots. stltoday.com John Mozeliak Reports over t ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006

    This Bud's for You, and You and You and You

    Unreal isn't much for press conferences, but throw in free beer and we're there faster than you can say "media junket." So it was this afternoon that we arrived thirsty at Anheuser-Busch headquarters for the unveiling of Budweiser's 2006 Cardinals World Series bottles. Per the company's press relea ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2006

    Same Time Next Year

    Meet Kate Baldwin, the Muny's answer to Jason Isringhausen.

  • Music

    October 5, 2005

    Talkin' Baseball

    Matching the playoff-rockin' Cardinals with some appropriate tunes

  • Calendar

    June 18, 2003

    Fasser-Oh No!

    Bullpen bomb-out

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    October 2, 2002

    Redbird's Burden

    La Russa endures a hell of a season, escaping the purgatory of tradition

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