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Joe Mather

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What’s Wrong with the St. Louis Cardinals…?

As Bernie wrote this morning for the Post Dispatch…don’t panic. We pushed and pulled our way into first place in the NL Central by positively shining through the month of April…but now the reality of a 162 game season has set in and the Cards are dragging multiple casualties through the injury-littered battlefield of May. … Continue reading

Who Hits 9th…?

As I scan the “best guess” Opening Day roster predictions on sites like OYNAG, I find myself asking the same question: Who is our so-called “second leadoff man”…or will the pitcher actually hit 9th this season? Let’s explore. TLR says the pitcher is going to hit 8th again this year. All fine and good. I’m … Continue reading

Do we even HAVE coaches?!

2 nights in a row. 2 nights in a row we’ve had a chance to face the head case, Brad Lidge – and twice we’ve messed it up. Let me just be clear here, folks: Brad Lidge could not throw three strikes in an at-bat if his life depended on it. Let me repeat myself: … Continue reading

Troy Glaus (.276 AVG, .412 SLG, .387 OBP): Options at 3rd…

Troy Glaus left last night’s game with unexplained abdominal pains. After the game, Glaus said he felt much better (apparently, he couldn’t even stand up earlier in the evening) but was on his way to the hospital to get checked out. Although the Cardinals indicated the problem could be caused by anything from dinner to … Continue reading

Bird Watching: Put Me in, Coach…

Over the coarse of the season, one expects such a playing-time┬álog-jam as the Cardinals have in the outfield to work itself out – it has not. In fact, it’s only gotten worse. The five Cardinals outfielders’ stats currently look like so: At first glance, the decision seems simple: Play Ankiel, Ludwick, and Schumaker. But, hold … Continue reading

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CLICK TO READ: Tony La Russa Belongs with the St. Louis Cardinals…

CLICK TO READ: The Last Word on the Matt Adams Trade…

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