I’m sure you saw that Albert Pujols made his pitching debut for the Cardinals on May 15th in a blowout game against the Giants. Apparently, there was some smack talk between future Hall-of-Famers in the dugout afterwards, with Yadier Molina informing Pujols that he would have fared better. Or would he? A week later, Yadi…… Continue reading Yadi v Albert: Pitchers’ Duel
The Modern Era Committee selected two of the 10 finalists: Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons. Frankly, I was stunned they finally are giving Miller his due. To get selected, a person has to appear on 12 of the 16 committee members’ ballots, and 12 is what he got. It should have been 16. This also…… Continue reading Modern Era Committee Named New Hall of Famers
The poo hits the fan.
With Jhonny Peralta out, likely until midseason, the St. Louis Cardinals, uncertain about their current options, had been looking outside the organization for help. And now they’ve got their man. Cards GM John Mozeliak had previously inquired with the Mets about Tejada, but nothing had developed. But, patience has paid off. The Mets released Tejada,…… Continue reading Cards snag Tejada
MLB.com has a fun little article that will whet your appetite for the upcoming 2016 baseball season. It’s about the simmering Cubs-Cardinals rivalry, which appears like will turn into a full boil next season. The “rivalry” has been largely one in name prior to 2015, but the young upstart Cubs have loaded up this off-season…… Continue reading Move Over, Red Sox-Yankees
The “Stone Buddha” in a bowing stance.
Who’s your thought on the best players not in Cooperstown?
As noted on my blog, Mike Matheny’s mismanagement helped cost the Cards Game 3 of the Division Series, and John Mozeliak’s general mismanagement arguably helped cost the Birds Game 3. A shout-out to the Cubs, though. They still had to hit those gopher balls out of the park, and no mismanagement of any type was…… Continue reading A quick post-mortem and look ahead on the Cardinals
Just as the Cardinals lose Molina, Wainwright gets set to return