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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 [...]

(Editor’s note: Perhaps due to Doug’s vacation, he seemed to miss the fact that Sierra went in the Marcell Ozuna deal.  We are sorry for the error.) Hope everybody had a good holiday break! Like everybody else, I was excited by the trade to acquire Ozuna. I will miss Stephen Piscotty, as I think he’s [...]

What Willie McGee has to offer…

Hey there folks, I’m back from vacation. I had a good time, and it felt good to get away. On to blogging. A while back, the Cards hired an old friend of the organization, former player Willie McGee, to be a coach. Willie’s role wasn’t specified. A little disclaimer: I grew up in the 80’s, [...]

Why Release Rosenthal?

The Cards yesterday cut Trevor Rosenthal, who had reclaimed the closers job in our bullpen before getting injured. Rosenthal needed Tommy John surgery, which makes him a risk, as there are no guarantees he’ll be the same pitcher when he gets back. Plus he made 6.4 million dollars last year, not exactly pocket change. Still, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2018 Infield

Compared to the rest of the team, the infield is actually the most stable unit, in my opinion, heading into next season. Currently, Baseball Reference has it listed this way: 1B) Matt Carpenter 2B) Kolten Wong SS) Paul DeJong 3B) Jedd Gyorko C) Yadier Molina The biggest question in my mind is shortstop. Is Paul [...]

2018 Outfield.

Hey all, hope everything is going well, and that anyone affected by Hurricane Harvey is safe and well, and I also pray in advance for the people that will be affected by Hurricane Irma. With the excitement of being in the playoff hunt, many people would focus on what’s going on now and worry about [...]

Kolten Wong: New And Improved?

Man, I’m getting dizzy. The Cardinals have been on a roller coaster all season long, struggling with inconsistency. Just when it looked like we had found some momentum (thank you Rally Cat!) we follow up our winning streak with a three game losing streak. Fun. (Not really.) Focusing on the positives, one thing I, and others [...]

Mirage Or Mainstay?

Hey there folks, it’s been a while. I’m working on trying to get back to be a regular, and this post is a step in that direction.   I remember last year when Aledmys Diaz had a slash line of .300/.369/.510 with 17 homers and 65 RBI. Many, including myself, thought he was our shortstop [...]

I watched a recap of the All-Star Game as I had to work, and in that recap the announcer who called Robinson Cano‘s homer yelled “Sweet swingin’ Robbie Cano!” as Cano rounded the bases. Well, earlier in the night, someone else sent a ball flying out of the park, our own Yadier Molina. And this [...]

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Last updated: 09/15/2019