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Walt Jocketty

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Goodbye To the 2012 Cardinals

    It felt like 1996 all over again, you know? I'm not sure how many of you out there really remember that year, the first of Tony La Russa's tenure as manager, but it was an interesting season. The Redbirds had spent the first half of the 1990's sucking quite badly, struggling under the weight of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    April 5, 2012
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    March 28, 2012

    Ryan Madson Injured: The Reds Lose Their Closer for the Season

    ​Ryan Madson, the biggest offseason free agent acquisition for the Cincinnati Reds, has a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), and will miss the entirety of the 2012 season as he recovers from having Tommy John surgery. Madson has spent the last nine seasons -- the whole of his career, in fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    The Cincinnati Reds Get Better (Again)

    ​Cincinnati is really serious about winning the NL Central in 2012. I'm not sure if they'll do it or not, but you have to give them credit: they're going after it hard. The Reds continued their busy offseason of win-now moves yesterday, signing Ryan Madson, late of the Philadelphia Phillies a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The Reds' All-In Risk

    Walt Jocketty, gamblin' man. ​While the Cardinals wait for the Carlos Beltran/Coco Crisp/other random dude interested in making a couple million a year for throwing a ball around sweepstakes to sort itself out, the rest of the NL Central is changing. The Cincinnati Reds had been remarkably qu ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    August 9, 2010

    Jim Edmonds Now a Red

    ​commons.wikimedia.orgThis is how Jim Edmonds is supposed to look. Sigh. ​Q: What's worse than seeing Jim Edmonds in a Milwaukee Brewer uniform? A: Seeing him in a Cincinnati Red uniform! Although, to be fair, neither is as painful as watching Jimmy Baseball play for the Cubs, so this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Tea Party Night at Busch Stadium: Socialist or Capitalistic Endeavor?

    They're not called the REDbirds for nothing.​So, a little (red) birdie informs us that this coming Tuesday is Tea Party Night at Busch Stadium. As such, St. Louis members of the political movement have secured $30 tickets to the game for $20. Which begs the question: Is that socialism? Here we hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    2010 MLB Draft: A Mock Draft You Can Set Your Watch To

    It's Christmas in June! ​Finally, Draft Day is here, and I'm as giddy as a small child the day before Christmas, shaking all the packages and trying to figure out what might be in that really big one with my name on it. Unfortunately, no amount of shaking or clever examination of the boxes is goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    An Extension for El Piñata?

    Sure, he hasn't actually pitched like a piñata this year, but it's just too good a nickname to stop now. ​Apparently, Joel Piñeiro really wants to stick around with the Cardinals a while longer. He has reportedly told his agent to get a deal done that will keep him here if at all possible.&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Circling the Drain

    Does anybody want to tell me when this whole thing just went to hell? Remember when the Cardinals were a first-class organization, one that made smart moves, fielded competitive teams, and had everyone pulling in the same direction? Well, guess what, folks, the party, as they say, is over. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Wagner Mateo Signs With Cardinals

    It appears to be very near official now; the Cardinals have signed Dominican-born outfielder Wagner Mateo to a contract worth in the area of $3.1 million. Of course, the signing has to wait for the July 2nd international signing date to become official, but it looks as if this is all but a done deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    The Draft Thread

    Well, here we go, everybody. The Draft is finally here, and now we wait for the Nationals to tell us what we already know. Aaaaand there we are. Strasburg is the pick at #1. In other news, the sun came up in the East this morning, and likely will again tomorrow. 

  • News

    April 1, 2009
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    October 31, 2008
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    October 24, 2008

    Baseball Card of the Week: How the Cardinals Could Have Drafted Chase Utley of the Phillies

    Let me tell you all a little story, children. Wait, first, let me paint you a picture. Okay, so I didn't really paint a picture. I did, however, scan and upload a picture, which is essentially the twenty first century version, so there. Do you like the picture? It is of a 2003 Chase Utley ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    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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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 5, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Have a cup of coffee with Ian Froeb this morning. Who was this week's moronic manager on Kitchen Nightmares? Here's a post of thanks to Walt Jocketty at Viva El Birdos. www.commissionersam.com Thou shall love thy Dum ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007

    Rick Ankiel: Bambino or Bonds?

    In the Busch Stadium press box yesterday, the Cardinals' game-day notes contained an interesting factoid. Since Babe Ruth transitioned from the pitcher's mound to the outfield in 1918, just two other players in major league history -- Clint Hartung and Rick Ankiel -- have homered first as a pitcher ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2007

    Black Out

    The Cards still don't have any blacks on their team. What else is new?

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Morris, Shmorris -- Giants Win While Cards Go After the Wrong Guy!

    A curious bit of sports reporting appeared in this morning's Post-Dispatch regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' "frustrated" (and in the end failed) pursuit to return Matt Morris to the fold. Joe Strauss writes that general manager Walt Jocketty was "stunned" when the San Francisco Giants sent the agi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Morris, Shmorris -- Giants Win While Cards Go After the Wrong Guy!

    A curious bit of sports reporting appeared in this morning's Post-Dispatch regarding the St. Louis Cardinals' "frustrated" (and in the end failed) pursuit to return Matt Morris to the fold. Joe Strauss writes that general manager Walt Jocketty was "stunned" when the San Francisco Giants sent the agi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Introducing Joel Pineiro: Your 2007 Cubs MVP

    Today brings news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Joel Pineiro from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash and a minor league player to be named later. The move is intended to shore up the Cards' struggling starting rotation. Seattle Times Meet Joel Pineiro: He bites. Now, as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Introducing Joel Pineiro: Your 2007 Cubs MVP

    Today brings news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Joel Pineiro from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash and a minor league player to be named later. The move is intended to shore up the Cards' struggling starting rotation. Seattle Times Meet Joel Pineiro: He bites. Now, as ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Hits Galore

    Baseball blogs make a successful pitch for legitimacy.

  • News

    March 28, 2007

    The Littlest 'Birds

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

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    January 11, 2006
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    February 2, 2005

    Dawn of the Diaz

    Bill Haas trumps other Blog o' the Week possibilities, a white supremacy group loses its power (literally), and we wonder if Hotel Rwanda is OK for kids; plus, everybody loves Einar!

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2005

    The Heat Is On

    Shake off the chill with the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up

  • News

    January 5, 2005

    Oh, Brio!

    Unreal enjoys seasonal cocktails with lovely divorcees, learns of a new no-tolerance policy at a local elementary school and shares a make-out queen's Blog o' the Week; plus, how does Bryan Burwell really feel?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Move

    J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to the Braves for Ray King, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    The Midas Touch

    Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. has a knack for making money without risking his own. Meet the guy who wants you to cough up $250 million for a new stadium.

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