Check out my latest question posed to the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB): Is Pujols worth the contract the Cardinals must give him in order to keep him? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
Dustin from Whiteyball is interviewing John Vuch, the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Director, with Nick from Pitchers Hit Eighth on Saturday. Find out more information here.
All seems fairly tranquil in redbird nation. The rotation has one question at the five spot, the bullpen really needs an experienced, hard throwing option to spell Franklin and it’s up to a rookie to man the hot corner – but which Rookie?
With Holliday back in the fold, the cards are going to give Freese [...]
Who are the Cardinals players of the decade for the 2000’s. Who tops the list at each position? Find out more as Whiteyball weighs in with the United Cardinal Bloggers.
Mark McGwire finally talked about the past yesterday, and a flood of perfect people have opened the gates to chastise him on their moral high ground. There are comments to disagree with to be sure, but everyone is focusing on the negative and not giving any thought to the positive. This article has both.
The ownership has done their part to bolster the Cardinals with the signing of Matt Holliday, but is it a good deal? Some people will say that paying Holliday what he is worth is neither good nor bad (it’s just average), but is there a value in elite talent that is difficult to quantify?
If you’ve ever been number curious, this number 6 stuff is serious. Find out more about the Cardinals hot stove league with Holliday and the importance of 6. (It’s serious)
From Stltoday per Rick Hummel:
“Dorrel Norman Elvert “Whitey” Herzog, the favorite son of New Athens, Ill., and perhaps the most popular manager in Cardinals’ history, was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame this morning in voting conducted by a special Veterans Committee which met on Sunday here.
The 78-old-year Herzog, the 10th person to manage [...]
The Cardinals have resigned LaRue to a one year deal, but may not be done at the catchers position according to Reid Laymance of STLToday.com. Speculation in twitterland (from @Pitchershit8th) is that this means catching prospect Bryan Anderson is either gone or being moved from the catching hole.
No word on any additional Holliday shopping, pardon [...]
“I’m here to talk about the past.” Those are the words Cardinal fans are longing to hear from their fallen slugger. Will Big Mac finally clear the air and put the issue behind him (and the rest of Cardinal Nation)?
The last 24 hours have been pretty eventful for the Redbirds (both the St. Louis and Memphis varieties), as John Mozeliak has begun paring the 40-man roster for the impending Rule 5 Draft. Thankfully, this is a high-class problem. Being forced to make tough moves now indicates talent depth in the system that needs draft protection – with guys like Bryan Anderson, Daryl Jones, John Jay, Allen Craig, and Mark Hamilton (among others) all being Rule 5 eligible.
Rather dull day for baseball today. In between news that Akinori Iwamura was dealt to the Pirates (sorry for the Heyman link) and that Craig Calcaterra is going to drop the gavel and blog baseball full time, there just wasn’t a lot going on.
So, naturally, I got to surfing. Actually came across something pretty cool, [...]
Lots of interesting finds w/r/t beisbol on the intertubes today. Hopefully its enough to keep you going until 7:57 ET:
Finally, Mark McGwire is a brand name associated with St. Louis Cardinal baseball again. No longer a steroid-fueled pariah, he is undoubtedly anxious to not talk about the past and resume his life of contribution to the game. His role as hitting coach hopefully will be viewed as an offering of an olive branch to [...]
The United Cardinal Bloggers are continuing with our annual roundtable discussion with questions and debate from several of our authors over the next 10 days. The blogger of the day proposes a question on e-mail, everyone takes a day to respond to it and offer responses to the question.