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Comeback To Watch in 2019…

I don’t get FOX Sports Midwest down here in Texas so I’m probably a little behind on this one, but I saw a little blurb in an ESPN article that Rick Ankiel is going to attempt a comeback in 2019 as a reliever.  Ankiel, as you know, started as a pitcher, struggled with throwing pitches [...]

The Reckoning: John Mabry

As all of you are well aware, Mike Matheny got fired over the weekend. I was never his biggest fan and denounced his playing favorites with his players as well as his bullpen usage, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way and those subjects have undoubtedly been covered in somebody [...]

After an awful start to the season, Matt Carpenter has rebounded, to the point where he almost made the All-Star team (he is part of the final fan ballot where, if I’m honest, there are better candidates like Max Muncy from the Dodgers). Currently his slash line is .258/.365/.513 with 17 homers in 356 PA.  [...]

Toughness And Injuries.

I often hear, in real life and on TV, about being tough, or working through pain, or being a guy, or to “man up”. With Alex Reyes, and indeed throughout baseball, I wonder if this is a factor. Now, I’m no medical expert and don’t have a degree in any field remotely related to baseball, [...]

The other day our young flamethrower, Jordan Hicks, hit 105 on the radar gun twice, something that had never been done before. It was impressive. What really stood out, though, was that the batter made contact on that second 105 mph heater, fouling it off. He obviously knew a fastball was coming. Hicks’ reliance on [...]

Paul DeJong: Legit?

Hey there folks… Going into this season I’d planned to write an article about Paul DeJong, our young SS who had a breakout year last season, hitting .285 with 25 homers and 26 doubles in 443 PA. He ended up with a .532 slugging percentage. He also had 124 strikeouts and an OBP only 40 [...]

I thought I’d take a look at how some of our off-season acquisitions have started the season, starting with our (sort of) Japanese import Miles Mikolas. So far Mikolas has had two starts, both against the same opponent, the Milwaukee Brewers. One start was home and one was up north in Milwaukee. The stat lines from [...]

Hello there guys. Been a while. Like the Cards, I got off to a slow start this season. Last night though, the Cardinals were full speed ahead, thanks to a brilliant outing by Carlos Martinez, who struck out 10 Milwaukee Brewers in 8 and a third innings and didn’t allow a run. More performances like [...]

Now that I got my FA rant out of the way yesterday, my mind wandered to the other side of the fence. Specifically, the big class of 2019. What if Bill DeWitt suddenly decided to open his wallet, or found 2 Billion dollars of pocket change under his couch? Who would fit our team in [...]

Thoughts On The MLB Offseason.

First, let me say I love baseball. I grew up with it, and I enjoy it immensely. Having said that, I must say I think baseball players are vastly overpaid, which is why I’ve really enjoyed this off-season. The team that did the best this off-season, in my opinion, was the Minnesota Twins, who spent [...]

Player Watch: Miles Mikolas

Yes, I’m alive. Going to try to be more active as the season gets closer. One post a time though. Anyways, one of the more interesting players in camp is Miles Mikolas. The Cards signed him to a 2 year/15.5 million dollar deal in the off-season. Mikolas had a had a brief and uninteresting career [...]

This off-season, there are several players still available in in free agency who could help the Cardinals: Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Plus there’s that never ending rumor that the Cardinals have been trying to get Josh Donaldson. What do these three players have in common? They all play corner infield spots, possible homes for [...]

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Last updated: 08/14/2018