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Mark Mulder

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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 9, 2012

    Walt Jocketty's Two Worst Trades, And Why Cardinals Fans Should Still Feel Worse

    You may or may not have heard yet, but Josh Hamilton had himself quite a game last night. The Texas Rangers outfielder became just the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a single game as part of a 5-for-5 night that saw him collect 8 RBI and 18 total bases. Bizarrely e ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Should the Cardinals Be In On Ubaldo Jimenez?

    commons.wikimedia.org​The latest scuttlebutt all over the baseball trade landscape has Dan O'Dowd, manager of the Colorado Rockies, shopping his young ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Unsurprisingly, the Yankees have been mentioned prominently, along with pretty much every other big-time contending team with a ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Walt Jocketty and the Reds' Renaissance

    Walt Jocketty in his days at GM of the Cardinals.​The Cincinnati Reds welcome the Cardinals into town this weekend for what is, to this point, probably the biggest series of the season for both clubs. The series in Philadelphia was the one I had been looking to as the big test for the Cards e ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Lessons From a Busted Bracket

    ​Well, at least I had Duke. I suppose one could put that squarely in the Good News column. Kind of sparse column, but not entirely empty. The Bad News column, on the other hand, that bitch is full. Overflowing, even. Going into the NCAA Tournament this year, I felt really, really good ab ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Mark Mulder Pulls a Brett Favre (Well, Sort Of)

    commons.wikimedia.org​So it seems Mark Mulder's career has finally come to an end. He announced his retirement just- What? He's not retiring? Oh. Huh. Well, then. Okay, hmm. Let's see, how do we fix this? Got it. Mark Mulder has announced he's maybe thinking about retirement, e ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    The Most Momentous Moments of the Aughts: The Cardinals

    So on this last day of the decade, I had myself a thought. "Aaron," I thought, "You should really try to do some sort of decade-long wrap for St. Louis sports." ​"You know what, Aaron? That's an excellent idea!" I paused for a moment, considering the notion further. "Now why didn't I think of ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Rumor Roundup: Low Hanging Wang

    squidworks.comTotally off-topic, but you should really check out this comic. It's pretty great. ​So apparently now the Cardinals are interested in possibly procuring the services of Chien-Ming Wang, late of the New York Yankees, to help fill in the back end of their 2010 rotation. Aside from ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 13, Redlegs 0, 1/10/09 -- Carpenter Does it Himself

    The Cardinals have had many, many great hitting pitchers in their long and illustrious history. Bob Gibson hit 24 home runs in his career and posted a .751 OPS in 1970. Mark Mulder was a designated hitter during his college career at Michigan State, as was Dan Haren at Pepperdine. Jason Marquis is a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    John Smoltz Invades St. Louis Tonight: Your Guide to the Start of the Century

    ​Well, okay, so maybe my title is overselling things a little bit. Maybe Smoltzy making his first start in the home white unis with the Birds on the Bat isn't the biggest story this team will produce this century. Still, it's a pretty momentous occasion, when a future Hall of Famer like John Smolt ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    The Final Word on Brad Thompson's Options

    Via shgmom56/FlickrBrad Thompson in 2008.Okay. the verdict is in. We finally have an answer. After much debate, much discussion, and a fair bit of research which made me question my sanity, as well as whether or not the word option actually existed in baseball, the answer finally came from the ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Chris Carpenter is Only Going to Break Our Hearts

    I've been trying really, really hard this spring not to get too very excited about Chris Carpenter. All along, I've tried to take the same stance toward him that I eventually had to take regarding Mark Mulder; i.e. I don't expect him to pitch, I don't even really think of him as part of the team, if ... 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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    December 4, 2008

    Cardinals Add Pitcher Trever Miller and Shortstop Khalil Greene

    Well, when things finally decide to happen, they do so in a hurry, don't they? First things first: Trever Miller. Can I just tell you all that when I heard the Cardinals finally came to terms with Miller, my heart offered up a great and glorious hosanna to the heavens above? "At last," I thought, " ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008

    Cardinals Halloween Costume Ideas

    What's scarier than a Cubs World Series championship? Trick question, it won't happen. But Cardinals Halloween costumes -- especially an Al Hrabosky mask from the '70s -- could be almost as frightful. The below suggestions and more are submitted by the folks over at InsideSTL. It's a funny read ... More >>

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    October 21, 2008
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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 4, 2008

    Tony La Russa Demands Trade for 2004 Cardinals

    During a closed-door meeting on Sunday evening, in which the Cardinals' failure to make a deal at the non-waiver trade deadline was discussed, Tony La Russa demanded that John Mozeliak make a trade for the 2004 Cardinals. The subject was first broached by the Cardinal manager a few weeks before, d ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Chris Carpenter's Return Encouraging

    Admit it. When you turned on the game last night, you thought you were seeing a ghost. Standing out there on the mound, looking as if he had every right in the world to be there, was the ghost of Chris Carpenter.

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    July 30, 2008

    10 St. Louis Sports Tough Guys, Thugs and Criminals

    Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    The Mark Mulder Pitching Obituary

    Well, it certainly did shoot the idea of a prediction contest all to hell and back, didn't it? Who had a third of an inning, with no runs? No one? Really? Didn't see that one coming? Seriously, though, that's obviously the sort of line that no one could have really predicted. However, I am a man ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Mark Mulder Pitches Tonight, and a Contest!

    Well, the Cardinals did what I had no faith they could do last night. They beat Cole Hamels, one of the most talented young pitchers in the game, with Joel Pineiro on the mound in the Phillies' park. Pineiro was masterful, riding a sharp sinker and tight slider to a shutout performance. The few ti ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    Cardinals Should Stay Away from Rockies' Slugger Matt Holliday

    The Holiday, err, Holliday Road? The Internet has been positively atwitter ever since yesterday morning, when it was reported that the Cardinals are apparently interested in trading for Brian Fuentes and Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies. There's been a ton of discussion all over the place, ... 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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    June 24, 2008

    The Detroit Tigers Primer

    And so it's on to Detroit. After a successful trip to Boston, (though the series ended on a bit of a sour note) the Cardinals now travel to the Motor City to take on the Detroit Tigers. First off, can I just say how ridiculous it is that the Cardinals have now played the Tigers three years in a ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008

    For Cardinals, June is Getting Tougher

    Now we'll see just how tough this team really is. It looks like Albert Pujols is definitely going on the fifteen-day Disabled List. What exactly this means for the Cardinals' season remains to be seen. All this year, we've witnessed this team, supposedly outclassed by plenty of other teams, play s ... More >>

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    June 9, 2008

    The DL: What Cardinals' Management Really Mean

    Over the weekend, Adam Wainwright was removed from his start against Houston with what's being called a ''strained middle finger.'' What's a bit worrisome, though, is that after the game, Wainwright himself was quoted as saying that he heard a ''pop'' inside his hand after throwing a pitch. I don't ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008

    Pitcher Matt Clement Making a Comeback

    While the Cardinals were waiting out the rain in Washington last night, a very interesting plot development was taking place a ways down the coast, in Florida. Matt Clement finally stepped onto a mound and started on the road back to the big leagues. mlb.com Clement Clement, the 33-year-old r ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: Mozeliak vs. Mulder

    I was listening to Kevin Wheeler on KMOX last night on the drive home and caught his conversation with first-year Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. After some chitchat about the team's early-season run of great play -- and great plays, like Pujols' Monday-night mad dash and Ankiel's phenomena ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Cards Blog: Mozeliak vs. Mulder

    I was listening to Kevin Wheeler on KMOX last night on the drive home and caught his conversation with first-year Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. After some chitchat about the team's early-season run of great play -- and great plays, like Pujols' Monday-night mad dash and Ankiel's phenomena ... More >>

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    April 14, 2008

    Cards Blog: Was Pineiro's Return a Rush Job?

    Joel Pineiro made his 2008 season debut on Sunday afternoon, and it did not go very well. He exited the game before the end of the fourth inning, having given up six earned runs (although three of those could have easily been unearned, as third baseman Rico Washington misplayed a line drive into a d ... More >>

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    April 14, 2008

    Cards Blog: Was Pineiro's Return a Rush Job?

    Joel Pineiro made his 2008 season debut on Sunday afternoon, and it did not go very well. He exited the game before the end of the fourth inning, having given up six earned runs (although three of those could have easily been unearned, as third baseman Rico Washington misplayed a line drive into a d ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    March 31, 2008

    Opening Day 2008: Winning and Losing

    You know what I really like? The Eagles. Not the football team. The band. Now, you have to understand, for me, that was a very difficult thing to admit. Stay with me here, I'm getting to the Cardinals. I have certain indie credential that I have to maintain. I happen to be one of the very fe ... More >>

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    March 26, 2008
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    April 19, 2006

    Race Goggles

    Unreal gets liquored up and starts demanding tasteless jokes. And in unrelated news, we talk teen sex with a Seattle sexologist and check out the locker room at the new Busch.

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    April 12, 2006

    Talk Pretty

    David Sedaris' publicist asks Unreal to bend the space-time continuum. Plus: the blog of a former Cards hurler, and an obituary for Jim Igoe, the Delmar Poet.

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    April 21, 2004

    Too Large for Worry, Too Strong for Fear

    Unreal meets a guy who's Optimistic about Iraq, laments the banning of ephedra and listens in on an argument between sports columnists; plus we help you (yes, you!) enter the P-D essay contest

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