Bird Law

As the Cardinals leadoff hitter, Skip Schumaker would hit .302 and .303 during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, respectively. Image Credit: UPI/Bill Greenblatt — — — — Recently pondered on a Cardinals broadcast was how the game has changed — with contact being traded for power — and how the number of .300-hitters has likely [...]

During my commute on Thursday evening, I flipped the radio on to The Fastlane, 101 ESPN’s drive-time show. Greg Amzinger of MLB Network, regular Thursday guest of the show, was on discussing baseball and was presented with the question, “Should or will the Cardinals re-sign Marcell Ozuna?” His answer was that he didn’t think they [...]

Mar 21, 2019; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Woodford (80) delivers a pitch to the New York Yankees during a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports — — — — On Wednesday, the Cardinals gave IF/OF Drew Robinson his outright release, removing him [...]

September 26th, 2018 – Pinch Runner Jose Adolis Garcia, representing the tying run, stumbles after rounding 3B in the 8th inning of a game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. — — — — As we move through the final week of August, we near one of baseball’s oddities — September roster expansion. In 2019, perhaps for [...]

Aug 22, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Dexter Fowler (25) reacts to the bench after hitting a two run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports — — — — In a shocking turn of events, the Cardinals [...]

A major source of fan consternation this season has been the success that players the Cardinals have traded away are having for other teams. While this topic could be stretched to cover as far back as the trades of Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk, the focus in 2019 always directs back to the 3 players [...]

An ongoing theme this season has been Matt Carpenter and his battle with the shift. It’s in everyone’s heads. From fans, to the team, to Carpenter. It’s a mental plague. But here’s the thing. Everyone needs to ignore it, because it doesn’t really matter as much as folks want to believe. Carpenter needs to forget [...]

It’s crunch time. The final week before the one-and-only, July 31st trade deadline. The old August waiver trades no longer provide a backdoor “we could still do something” excuse for not being aggressive in July’s final days. 2019 matters, or so they said. Now is the time to prove it. The given roster has done [...]

With the Cardinals on a good run of winning, the Bird Law boys set their sights on the upcoming trade deadline and discuss the areas, and players, that the Cardinals should be targeting. You can listen to this episode via this Soundcloud player: OR Click the links below to find Bird Law on your favorite [...]

Bullpen calling to the minor league towns, Overuse is declared and fatigue has come down, The ice pack is coming, after pitches zooming in Meltdown expected, Martinez’s growin’ thin Starters lack innings, and it’s causing us fear ‘Cause the Bullpen is drowning, for the, the team by the river Sorry. Maybe I should leave parody [...]

As the Cardinals approach the trade deadline, the team’s needs don’t require a lot of digging. The team’s biggest downfall has been on offense, but is largely due to underperformance from Paul Goldschmidt, Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong (since May 1st). The greatest remedy for the lineup comes from inside the organization, with the team’s [...]

Of all the Cardinals starting pitchers, Jack Flaherty has the highest upside. His stuff, especially his slider, can be dominant at times. Case in point, he allowed just 2 and 3 hits, respectively, in his last two starts covering 7 innings in each with just one run allowed. Unfortunately, the Cardinals lost both, scoring 1 [...]

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Last updated: 03/26/2020