Doug V

West Coast Buzzkill

As you know, in my last post, i was little pessimistic, criticizing John Mozeliak for various moves he’s made, including the trade for Paul Goldschmidt.  Since then, the Cardinals have gotten hot and so has Goldschmidt. He had a streak of six games with a homer and his current total is 25, setting him up [...]

Limbo Time.

Hey all been a while. I meant to write this post at the All-Star break, got started, then never finished. It’s still relevant though. One thing I’ve always assumed is that front offices of professional sports teams are smarter than the average joe, especially now. They’re paid a ton of money, either have advanced degrees [...]

In the real world, you are innocent until proven guilty.  Increasingly in sports, however, particularly baseball, when you are over a certain age, you are guilty until proven innocent. The Cardinals, upon activating Carlos Martinez, cut Luke Gregerson.  Luke, who’s 35, had only recently been reactivated himself on May 4th.  He had been out since [...]

It’s a long season…

This weekend’s series with the Cubs was pretty ugly, especially the last game where we lost 13-5.  As you know however, it’s a long season.  The series with the Cubs was the first meeting between the two teams this year. Plus we are only 35 games into the season, making it far to early to [...]

Early Thoughts: Kolten Wong

The season is only a couple of weeks old, but I thought I’d look at some interesting things that have happened so far.  Today we’ll start with Kolten Wong. Heading into this season, Wong had a career average of .256 with a career .327 OBP, and was coming off a season in 2018 where he [...]

Opening Day Musings.

Good Morning all, and welcome to another day.  I’m sure the blog world is overloaded with talks about today, so I’ll keep my thoughts brief. Three things I’m looking forward to: 1) Harrison Bader. Watching this kid play center field is amazing. I know the bat is still developing, but I love having him out [...]

Commitment

With the start of baseball just around the corner, I thought I’d look back at one of the biggest things that happened this off-season, the Bryce Harper contract. I grew up the 80’s and 90’s and some of my favorite players were tied to one organization, a key one being Tony Gwynn, who is know [...]

If you have been following this off-season even a little, you know that Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the two supposed super studs of this class, remain unsigned. There are multiple reasons for this, I think.  One, of course, is the long term commitments these guys want, as well as yearly amount they’ll get paid [...]

Blogger Questions.

First off, happy new year! I hope everybody has a good year in 2019. One of my resolutions is to get back to being more of a regular contributor to this awesome blogging site. Time will tell if I follow through on that, but I fully intend to. Now onto the blogger questions. Sorry I’m [...]

Intangibles

Hey there folks.  Sorry if it’s been a while, but it’s been a busy off-season for me and time has flown by.  I’ve been thinking about a variety of things lately and one of them is our favorite catcher, Yadier Molina and another is the Hall of Fame. As you know, Yadi won his 9th [...]

The Next Phase.

I was thinking about how the Cardinals season had ended, and pondering one of those dreary end of the season memorials, but in reality, the season isn’t over, it’s simply moved on to the next phase. Personally, I usually don’t watch the playoffs unless the Cardinals are in them. To me it’s like rubbing salt [...]

Going Old School, Bader Style.

I grew up in the 80’s with those wonderful speed demon Cardinals teams that focused on that speed as well as pitching and defense to make up for a lack of power and capture 3 National League titles and one World Series. Growing up in that era led me to love me some speed. I [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Cardinals6557.533 -
Cubs6658.5320.0
Brewers6460.5162.0
Reds5865.4727.5
Pirates5172.41514.5

Last updated: 08/18/2019

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