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    October 29, 2013

    Former Cardinals World Series MVP David Eckstein is a Lawyer on Parks & Rec

    If Leslie Knope needs a lawyer, she should call Pawnee's premier legal firm: Babip, Pecota, Vorp & Eckstein. Those first three are baseball sabermetrics statistics (Batting Average on Balls in Play, Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm and Value over Replacement Player), but ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    The Lohse Legacy

    Okay, so it isn't exactly as exciting as The Bourne Legacy, but it works better from an alliterative angle, right? Of course it does. Plus, so far as I know, Jeremy Renner isn't any good at baseball. So we've got that going for us right off the bat. (If Jeremy Renner is actually an ex-minor league b ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Game Preview: Cardinals at Braves, 5th October 2012

    The Cardinals and Braves will play in the first-ever single game Wild Card playoff this afternoon, with the season for each hanging in the balance. It's a strange situation for a baseball team, to be in a one game do or die showdown. Baseball is a game played in series, all year long. One game is ju ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Jaime Garcia, aka The Road Warrior

    A lot of ink, both digital and traditional, has been spilled on the subject of Jaime Garcia's struggles on the road. And with good cause, really; the discrepancy in Jaime's performance at home versus what he does away from Busch Stadium is, well, large enough it stretches the definition of discrepan ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    August 23, 2012

    The Westbrook Report

    Hey, you know who's been really good lately -- actually, he's been pretty damned good for most of the season -- and I haven't given nearly enough credit to? Jake Westbrook, that's who. The reason I haven't given him much credit is simple: I still kind of don't believe in him. I know, I know; it ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Joe Kelly By the Numbers

    Joe Kelly's time as a starter for the St. Louis Cardinals -- in 2012, at least -- may have come to an end last night. Jaime Garcia made a rehab start for Triple A Memphis last night, and if the Cardinals are happy with the way his arm responds to this latest outing, there is every indication he may ... More >>

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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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    July 3, 2012

    The Allen Craig Show: It's Better than the Albert Pujols Hour of Power

    Allen Craig is good at the baseball. We already knew that, of course; he's hitting home runs at a pace of roughly one every 13.5 plate appearances and owns an OPS of 1.046. For his career, that home run pace is one every 18.5 PAs; his wOBA last season was .399, and this year it's .431. Allen Cr ... 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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    May 22, 2012

    Tyler Greene Get the Cards Off the Schneid

    The Cardinals were very, very close to losing a fifth consecutive game last night. It would have been their longest losing streak of the season, and continued a rather brutal May that has seen the Cards undo a fair amount of the good work they did in April. On the first day of May, the Cardinal ... 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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    April 26, 2012

    Lance Lynn Stays Hot

    Okay, in this scene, the part of Lance Lynn will be played by none other than our former franchise cornerstone, Mr. Albert 'Big Respect' Pujols. Oh, come now! That's no way to greet a former Cardinal! That language is just uncalled for. And playing the part of Chris Carpenter will be our old fr ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2011
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    December 12, 2011

    Cards Bringing Furcal Back for 2012

    commons.wikimedia.orgFurcal in 2010 with the Dodgers. ​Thanks to their sudden (and unwanted), financial windfall, the Cardinals' find themselves in a position of having a big pile of Albert Pujols cash sitting around and missing a big pile of Albert Pujols production. John Mozeliak and Co. st ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    How Much is Albert Pujols Worth?

    Lamar Pierce, an associate professor of strategy at Washington University's Olin Business School, wants to make it clear: He does not think Albert Pujols, who's likely to get a substantial raise in 2012 no matter which team he plays for, is overpaid. "Pujols should be the highest-paid player in bas ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Moneyball and an All-American Snack Banquet

    Walking into Moneyball, it's hard not to anticipate the stereotypical baseball movie: chewing tobacco, player enlightenment, inspirational pep talks from the coach before the big game, maybe even some angels in the outfield. But above all, you expect a show, a tense series of games that eventually r ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    August 16, 2011

    Jon Jay and The Curse of a Starting Job

    Jon Jay: Looks like a greater starter until he actually is.​Last year at the trade deadline, the Cardinals got rid of one of their most productive, talented offensive players -- an outfielder -- in search of pitching help. They felt confident moving Ryan Ludwick in the three-team deal with the Cle ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Jason Motte: Crazy? Awesome? Or Crazy Awesome?​You know, it's kinda funny how sometimes you fail to really recognize something right in front of your face, even when it's sort of a big deal. So it was for me. I was watching the Cardinals last night, watching Edwin Jackson allow eleven base runners in five and a third ... 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 29, 2011

    Colby Rasmus: Sabermetrics Nerd?

    We all think we know Colby Rasmus. Sure we do. Hell of an athlete, occasionally seems to not have his head all the way in the game. Quiet kid, awfully shy. Maybe not the brightest bulb in the scoreboard, if his interviews are any indication. Or, then again, maybe he's just too shy to interview well. ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Kyle McClellan's Pitching Success Defies Explanation

    Kyle McClellan's 2011 season to date, shown here in lithograph form. ​Kyle McClellan became the third pitcher in baseball to reach five wins yesterday, throwing eight innings of one-run ball to beat Chris Narveson and the Milwaukee Brewers. He gave up four hits, walked three, and struck out three. ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    Joe Mather a Bright Spot in a Frustrating Season

    Ah. I see your game now, Tony. You give Ryan Franklin the vote of confidence, causing me to go into a raging tirade about making Kyle McClellan the closer, then you come out a couple of hours later and make Izzy the closer again. I see what you did there. Tony La Russa is trying to destroy my br ... More >>