Doug V

Thoughts on Tommy Edman

Hey there all, I live! I’ve actually moved back to St. Louis, so I’m not the Baseball Geek in Galveston anymore and will likely change my alias at some point. One of the first things I thought about when I got back up here was bringing the blog back to life. I know it’s been [...]

A Look at the Outfield

Morning all. Been a while, so let’s get to it. The Cardinals haven’t done too much this offseason, though I like the trade for pitching prospect Matthew Liberatore in a nice bit of what I call recycling. Basically, when a player with value hits or gets close to arbitration, you “recycle” him for a prospect [...]

Thoughts For Game 3

As I watched our series with the Braves, like everyone else, I focused on that series. In the back of my mind however, I was wondering how we’d match up with the two teams on the other side. After thinking about it, I thought the Nationals would be the worse matchup of the two. Turns [...]

Top (Un)heavy.

It’s great to see the Cardinals in first place, and beating division rivals like the Brewers. Last night’s win was made even more exciting by the fact that the team nearly ended up with a no-hitter thanks to a strong start by Dakota Hudson. There is some cause for concern though. When it comes to [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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