Tag Archives: Brendan Ryan

Cards continue to fall—Looking ahead to 2012

The Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves are both 6 games ahead of the Cardinals in the division and WC standings, with 40 games left to play.  Once again, the Cardinals are struggling against teams they should roll over like the … Continue reading

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Chemistry, Grit and the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals

It appears the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals are set.  On paper, it appears the Cards are going to have some trouble on defense.  Most of talk radio is pointing to the fact that having a pitch to contact staff with … Continue reading

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Cardinals trade Brendan Ryan to Mariners

The Cardinals traded Brendan Ryan today to the Seattle Mariners for pitching prospect Maikel Cleto.  Cleto was undrafted, signed from the Dominican Republic and has spent the last 4 years traveling between Rookie and A+ for the Mariners and Mets.  … Continue reading

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Coach, are you trying to put a charge under my ass?

This was a line from George Clooney in “The Perfect Storm”, which I watched recently.  When I read what’s going on with Brendan Ryan, I’m asking if this is the motivation behind his name continuously being thrown around by John … Continue reading

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Is Ryan Theriot a David Eckstein clone? Comparing Theriot against other shortstops

Tale of the Tape: Yeah, I know, these are simple, outdated statistics.  Fear not my friends; I will bring you other comparisons here such as Wins Above Replacement (WAR), Defensive WAR (dWAR), Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), UZR/150, and Hit By … Continue reading

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