Miguel Batista

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    December 23, 2011

    Cards Win Beltran Sweepstakes

    It's like Ed McMahon dropped by Busch Stadium yesterday, with a big check that read 4.0 WAR in the dollar amount box. ​Christmas came a little early for Cardinal fans this year. For the Cardinal offense, too. The Cards agreed to terms with Carlos Beltran yesterday on a two-year deal for appro ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Cardinals' Bullpen Comes Through In Big Way

    La Russa kept the phone to the bullpen busy last night. It paid off.​Well, it wasn't quite the brilliant matchup of ace starters I think most of us were anticipating, but it'll do. Yovani Gallardo, ace of the Milwaukee Brewers, allowed thirteen baserunners, making it somewhat shocking the Car ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Cardinals' Bullpen Implodes at Worst Possible Time

    Aw, crap! That was our best reliever, too! ​Maybe it's only fitting the Cardinals' bullpen went nova on them at the end, putting another sizable ding in the team's already-faint playoff hopes. After all, the season began with a bullpen implosion, as Ryan Franklin turned into a white dwarf before o ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Ryan Franklin: The Definition of Insanity

    This bullpen management really does make me feel like I'm taking crazy pills. ​You all know that old trope, the one about the definition of insanity, right? You know, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Yeah, there you go. We've all heard it before. Well guess ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Cardinals Still Struggling to Spell Relief

    How come when he says it it's cute, but when I say it it's sexual harassment? ​The Cardinals are currently carrying eight -- count 'em -- eight relievers. So can anyone tell me why, exactly, we all had to watch one of the worst relievers in all of baseball this year blow last night's game?&nb ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Kyle McClellan to Hit the DL; Who Takes His Turn?

    The Cardinals' current roster. ​It looks like Kyle McClellan is headed for the disabled list. He's scheduled to have an MRI on his hip today, and all indications are that he'll be placed on the DL shortly afterward. K-Mac was pulled from his last start with discomfort in the joint, and it's a ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    How to Ruin a Roster Without Even Trying

    John Mozeliak, left, and Tony LaRussa celebrate their latest brilliant maneuver. ​​Cardinal management has really outdone themselves this time. I've actually been pleasantly surprised by the job Tony LaRussa and Company have done managing the 2011 team to this point, but this is just mind-numbin ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Jess Todd Headed Home to The Cards

    Jess Todd shown getting off the bus today.​The Cardinals claimed reliever Jess Todd off waivers yesterday, snatching him up after the New York Yankees designated him for assignment. The move was accompanied by the transfer of Bryan Augenstein to the 60-day disabled list to make room. Coming t ... 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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    April 4, 2011

    5 Lessons From the Cardinals' First Three Games

    All right, listen up, kids. This moderately attractive and no doubt long-dead teacher from Pleasantville is gonna learn you up reeeaal nice. ​One series in the can, god only knows how many more to go in the baseball season. Unfortunately, 2011 hasn't exactly begun in stellar fashion for the Redbir ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 29, 2011

    Augenstein In, Salas Out As Cards Finalize the 'Pen

    Augenstein and his sidearm funk last saw the majors in 2009. ​The Cardinals made their roster official yesterday, as they announced Daniel Descalso and Bryan Augenstein will both make the club's Opening Day roster. Descalso will serve as a utility infielder, while Augenstein becomes the final righ ... 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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