Tag Archives: Matt Holliday

8-1, 2.5 and rooting for the Reds

Since I last made an entry, I expected the Reds would still be holding onto the NLC, with the Cards having little chance to catch them.  I just didn’t expect the level of play they have performed, going 19-3 since … Continue reading

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Sabermetrics, common sense and the Cards middle relievers

The Cards offense is close to being the best in all of MLB, even with the pitcher hitting instead of the DH.  For those out there who like or dislike Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s hard to argue with how … Continue reading

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Thoughts on LaRussa, Baker, the ASG, ballot stuffing and the Pirates

Tony LaRussa and Dusty Baker are at it again.  Baker is upset that Brandon Phillips and Johnny Cueto were not voted in the 2012 All-Star Game by LaRussa, citing that the reason they’re not in is because of the fight … Continue reading

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Should the Cards go all in?

Going into 2012, the biggest question mark for most fans and experts about the Cardinals was if they would have enough offense after the departure of Albert Pujols. After 60 games, the Cards sit at 31-29, and the offense has … Continue reading

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Cards get first sweep—Team WAR and Run Differential

Finally, the Cards got a sweep. The starting pitching continued to be great. The offense was again a beast after hibernating for a few days in Houston. Manager Mike Matheny pushed all the right buttons, expect for 1 inning with … Continue reading

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