Jeff Luhnow

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    January 16, 2013

    Five Cardinals File for Arbitration

    It's that time of year again, when salary arbitration comes to the forefront, as players across baseball file for a raise. It's not quite as exciting as the run-up to the annual Winter Meetings, and certainly not as much fun as when the countdown to Pitchers and Catcher Report Day begins in earnest, ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    It's Miller Time in St. Louis

    The Shelby Miller Era is all set to begin here in Cardinal Land. The Cards are calling up their young fireballer today; he should be en route already, as a matter of fact, as the team is hoping to have him available for tonight's tilt against the New York Mets. It's an exciting day for Cardinal ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    The Cardinals' Offensively Awesome Offense

    So the Cardinals actually managed to finish off the sweep of the Houston Astros yesterday. I have to admit, I'm a little surprised they pulled it off. Not because the Astros are a particularly tough test; they are far and away the worst team in baseball, and the fact Jeff Luhnow has decided to ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Tyler Leaves Town

    The Tyler Greene Era, circa 2009-2012, has officially come to an end in St. Louis. The enigmatic infielder was traded to the Houston Astros earlier today in exchange for a player to be named later, which in baseball parlance is code for, "We really couldn't give a shit less what we get for the ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    Fun With Park Factors! (And College Draftees)

    I still haven't gotten my shit together enough (or found the multiple hours necessary), to complete the last part of my draft report for the Cardinals this year. I feel very bad about this state of affairs; I just thought you should all know. However, despite my inability to get the larger piec ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    A Brief Cardinals Draft-Day Primer

    The Major League Baseball first-year player draft is just a few hours away, taking place in New York City and beginning at six pm central. The Houston Astros have the first overall pick, and are expected to take Mark Appel, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford, with their selection. Appel isn't a ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    The Time for Roy is Now

    John Mozeliak should be on the phone right now to Roy Oswalt. And I'll tell you why. The St. Louis Cardinals scored nine runs last night. It was a beautiful offensive performance, just the kind of beating a team of this talent level should regularly put on pitchers the caliber of one Joe Blanto ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Keith Law Really, Really Likes the Cards' System

    Get it? 'Cause he's a PROSPECTor? Yeah, I know. I'll try harder next time. Promise. ​Keith Law, prospect guru extraordinaire over at, has released both his top 100 prospect list and his overall organizational rankings over the past few days. The Cardinals, formerly relegated to the lower ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Roy Oswalt: The Dream That Just Won't Die

    ​​Oswalt wearing the uniform of his last team, the Phillies. I always thought those two were just a terrible fit for each other. ​I've been very skeptical of the Cardinals and Roy Oswalt as a match for quite some time now. It's not that I don't think Oswalt would be a really nice add for the R ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Cardinals Ranked #5 System by John Sickels

    ​John Sickels, proprietor of the really excellent Minor League Ball, has compiled a ranking of all the farm systems in major league baseball. It's the first time he's done so, and he's quick to distance himself from anyone reading too much into the strict order of things. So, reading too much ... 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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    August 2, 2011

    The Trouble With Tyler Greene

    commons.wikimedia.orgLook! His uniform is even covered in dirt! Why can't this guy get a decent shot here?! ​One of the really interesting (to me, anyway) sidebars of the Cards bringing in Rafael Furcal is the fact Tyler Greene was, once again, the odd man out. Greene was optioned back to Triple A ... 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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    June 22, 2011

    Reviewing the Cardinals' Draft -- Rounds 36-50

    ​And so we come to the final push, dear friends. The very last gasp of the draft class. The final group of players taken by the Cardinals for 2011 contains a couple very intriguing talents, including a tough sign from St. Louis who could wind up with as high a ceiling as any player drafted this ye ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Previewing the Cardinals 2011 Draft

    I'm a big fan of the draft. The baseball one, too. ​Baseball's first-year amateur draft takes place tonight, with our hometown Cardinals going on the clock at No. 22 overall. Unfortunately, that's the only pick the Cards will have in the first round/supplemental round range, with their second sele ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Keith Law Releases New Prospect Rankings; Two Cardinals Make the List

    ​Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    October 25, 2009

    Tony La Russa Back for Another Go 'Round

    Well, it looks as if Tony La Russa will be returning to manage the St. Louis Cardinals once again in 2010. He hasn't made any sort of official announcement as of yet, but all signs point to La Russa coming back for his 15th season wearing the Birds on the Bat. How do I feel about TLR being back ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Chris Duncan Still Being Conspired Against

    Sadly, it looks as if Boston - or, more accurately, Pawtucket - just wasn't far enough for Chris Duncan to escape the shadowy conspiracy against him. Keep on humping, Chris, and keep reaching for that rainbow. ​Duncan has been released by the Boston Red Sox, less than a month after he was acq ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Shelby Miller a Cardinal

    Our long regional nightmare is over. Shelby Miller, the Cards' first round draft pick in this year's draft, has now been signed, sealed, and delivered, to the tune of $2.875 million. Good for him, and good for the Cardinals. They badly needed to get this deal done, in order to begin restocking ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Jaime Garcia On the Comeback Trail

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak was down in Florida last night to watch Jaime Garcia pitch. Could the youngster be in the bigs this season?​One of the Cardinals' best pitching prospects - probably the best, actually, at least until Shelby Miller signs - took another step last night in his attempt to re ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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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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    March 26, 2008
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    July 25, 2007

    Hits Galore

    Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.

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    March 28, 2007

    The Littlest 'Birds

    All of a sudden the Cardinals are embracing a youth movement.