2018 Bullpen

To me, the bullpen is always one of the more interesting areas to evaluate on a yearly basis, as it tends to be volatile and fluctuate on a yearly basis. Teams often promote or acquire releivers both in the offseason and in season. The Yankees for example, signed Aroldis Chapman during the offseason, and then [...]

The Dodgers have spared us.  All hail LA. We know that, in just a little over a week, we will no longer be living in a world that lists the current World Champion as “Chicago Cubs.”  Chicago’s season ended with a League Championship flameout after they were able to barely squeak by the Washington Nationals. [...]

We’ve talked a lot this year about what’s wrong with the Cardinals.  When a team that we expect to be in the postseason flounders to 83 wins this year and misses October for the second consecutive year while the Cubs continue their season, it’s not surprising that things are going to turn negative.  As a [...]

Sentimental Fool…

I was having a discussion with a colleague a few weeks back about (has it been that long?) my previous post. Specifically, we were talking about first base and Matt Carpenter. I would say, Yadier Molina and Carp are my two favorite players on the team. Yadi isn’t going anywhere, but Carp… Carp mainly plays three [...]

It’s been a quiet week for the Cardinals, for the most part, which means a quiet time here at the blog.  (Though we are still taking your Twitter user ratings!)  I’ve had a few ideas on posts but I haven’t gotten around to writing on them, though Allen and I did get a Meet Me [...]

‘Live! by Loews – St. Louis, MO’ will become the second hotel to carry the ‘Live! by Loews’ name ST. LOUIS, MO (October 4, 2017) –Loews Hotels & Co,a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE: L), announced today plans to build its first ever St. Louis hotel, which will be part of Ballpark Village’s $260 million [...]

Wrapping Up 2017

Regular readers of the site may remember (but likely don’t) that the beginning of October is a tough time for me to blog.  My day job–well, my only job–takes me out of town and getting up early to blog runs the risk of me fighting sleep on the drive there and back.  When they are [...]

With the regular season now behind us, it’s time to turn to that annual tradition we have around these parts.  No, not that one yet.  No, we’ll get to that one.  Man, that one is in the spring.  No, it’s time for the third annual Top Cards on Twitter event! In 2015, we kicked this [...]

Robbing Us of October

The coffin is nailed shut.  Elvis has left the building.  The fat lady has sung.  Dan Buffa’s out of coffee.  Whatever your metaphor, it well applies to the St. Louis Cardinals, who will be playing games that don’t technically matter for the first time since 2010. On one hand, it’s a little strange to be [...]

Theme Tickets for St. Louis Blues Night at Busch Available at cardinals.com/blues ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 28, 2017 – St. Louis Blues All-Star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers take the field on Friday night at 7:15 p.m. Friday’s game marks the third [...]

Finally on the Brink

We’ve written off this team many times during the season, only to see them put together a little run or to see opponents in the race stumble.  Hope has reappeared, only to be dashed again.  Finally, though, this team is on the edge of the precipice.  One more loss and they are home for the [...]

VETERAN MEMBER OF ORGANIZATION PROMOTED FROM INTERNATIONAL RANKS ST. LOUIS, MO, September 27, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have named Moises Rodriguez as the team’s Assistant General Manager, earning a promotion from his duties as Director of International Operations. Rodriguez, 44, has been a member of the Cardinals organization for the [...]



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