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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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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...
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The Cardinals Dump Craig and Kelly for JOHN LACKEY?

Okay, John Mozeliak ... you lost me. The Cardinals made a second move in the final hours of the 2014 trade deadline, sending popular young righthander Joe Kelly and struggling-but-popular outfielder Allen...
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Cardinals Defy Expectations, Acquire Justin Masterson

For weeks, the Cardinals were expected to be the front-runners for any of the top pitching and/or hitting available for trade. And why not? The Cardinals possess the deepest farm system in baseball, a treasure...
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Tony La Russa’s Greatest Hits

While watching Mike Matheny sleepwalk his way through critical in-game moments and postgame interviews, I often find myself missing the cranky old grandpa routine of former Cardinal manager Tony La Russa. TLR...
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Fix The Cardinals By Adding Pierzynski?

Immediately following one of the most disturbing managerial catastrophes of the season (a nauseating 7-6 loss to the rebuilding Cubs), the Cardinals revealed that they were releasing George Kottaras after just...
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Waino-gate and Social Media

The Cardinals had a rough All Star Game. Not only was the game's greatest catcher, YADIER MOLINA *, absent from the proceedings due to injury, but the only runs surrendered in a 5-3 loss to the American League...
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The Kids Are Alright

Last night's thrilling walk-off win might be the game we look back at and say, "That is the moment when all of those highly-touted Cardinal prospects became major league baseball players." Let's look at their...
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Could Jake Peavy End Up A Cardinal?

UPDATE (7/22/14): MLB insiders insist that the Cardinals continue to pursue a possible trade for Peavy. This must now be considered a definite possibility at this point. Rumors are swirling after the...