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Defending Rosenthal

Cardinal fans demanded the head of Trevor Rosenthal on a pike last night when the team's closer blew a 2-1 ninth-inning lead to the third-place Brewers. The blown save eventually led to a 3-2 loss in 12...
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Should Lackey Be A Part Of The Postseason Rotation?

In a desperation move, the Cardinals used the final off-day of the regular season as an opportunity to skip a start from John Lackey. This gives the struggling righthander, brought over from Boston in an...
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Is Something Wrong With John Lackey?

Cardinal fans on Twitter and Facebook exploded with fury last night as the Brewers jumped on starter John Lackey for nine hits and six runs en route to a 6-2 Cardinal loss at Miller Park. Needless to say, fans...
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Does Taveras Make The Postseason Roster?

It hasn't gone unnoticed: since the second game of the August 30th doubleheader against Chicago, Oscar Taveras has started just one game and has just five total at-bats in that span of five games. I hesitate...
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A Familiar Fire

Does this 2014 Cardinal team remind you of anything? It certainly no longer looks like the team that stumbled through the first five months of the season. That team had the league's second-worst offense,...
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Is There A Leader On This Cardinals Team?

There isn't a way to say this delicately: the 2014 Cardinals bore the f*ck out of me. It's almost difficult to get angry about the five inning starts and the bad baserunning and the strategic blunders and the...
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The Not-So-Small Sample and Taveras

We're entering an awkward stretch of time in the development of most rookie talents: The Not-So-Small Sample Size. It's an ill-defined statistical point in time when rookie mistakes start to become rookie...
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Trouble In The Clubhouse?

General managers make tough decisions around the trade deadline, choices that can have profound repercussions on the attitude and performance of their team. Usually a general manager tries to make the moves he...
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Grading John Mozeliak – Trade Deadline 2014

Baseball fans and analysts like to bark and whine about every trade at the moment they're made, but trades and other moves are fluid things that improve or deteriorate over time. That is why we revisit and...