Tag: Cardinals

Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Forward Thinking: The Evolution Of Being One Step Ahead

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Forward Thinking: The Evolution Of Being One Step Ahead

Baseball has always been pioneered by forward-thinkers. These visionary minds have paired their knowledge of the game with foresight to developed ways of staying one step ahead of their competition. However, now with every aspect of the game dissected by experts, media and fans it has become harder to be original. In 1919 Branch Rickey […]

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2014 Spring Training Schedule

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Spring Training Schedule

The New York Mets will open the 2014 Spring Training season at 1:10 p.m. Feb. 28 against the Washington Nationals. The Mets will play the Miami Marlins, the Houston Astros, the Atlanta Braves, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins for a total of 14 home games. The Mets will also […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, reported earlier this month that the Mets had also contacted the veteran shortstop. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John […]

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Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million […]

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Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a […]

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Angels and Cardinals Complete 4-Player Trade For Bourjos and Freese

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
Angels and Cardinals Complete 4-Player Trade For Bourjos and Freese

The Cardinals have acquired center fielder Peter Bourjos from the Angels in exchange for third baseman David Freese according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Outfield prospect Randal Grichuk will also go to the Cardinals while right-hander Fernando Salas goes to the Angels. Freese, 30, was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and World Series. He batted .262 with nine homers […]

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Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen Win Most Valuable Player Awards

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen Win Most Valuable Player Awards

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named American and National League Most Valuable Players tonight by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Mike Trout got five first-place votes and 282 points. Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers […]

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Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Military Mondays, Reveal Camo Jersey

The New York Mets today announced the franchise will salute U.S. service men and women with Military Mondays during the 2014 season at Citi Field with complimentary tickets, retail discounts and community outreach events. The Mets will celebrate the announcement of Military Mondays with Mr. and Mrs. Met marching alongside hundreds of veterans from the […]

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