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The Real Danger Of Decline

Right after the Jason Heyward Debacle unfolded I casually mentioned that the Cardinals had an "aging core" without any significant replacements for these star players. I was immediately attacked on Facebook, wi...
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A Winter Stale

The Cardinals entered the 2015/2016 offseason with a few clear objectives: upgrade an offense that was one of the least effective alignments in 20 years, and add a durable starter capable of eating some innings...
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Lapses In Judgement

I'm not going to rehash yesterday's hideous 6-3 loss to the Cubs. We already lived through it once, and once is most certainly enough. I'm also not going to whine about the fact that the veteran middle of th...
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Cardinals vs. Cubs: Breaking Down The 2015 NLDS

You could watch baseball for a million years and still find yourself constantly surprised by the impossible moments that suddenly become reality. Nearly four years later Cardinals fans still buzz about the brea...
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The Wacha Problem

Few pitchers in the last several decades of Cardinal baseball have received the kind of adulation and attention that fans and media have lavished upon Michael Wacha since his attention-grabbing debut in 2013. W...
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A Hard-Earned 100

Tonight the St. Louis Cardinals finally - finally! - clinched the National League Central division with their 100th win, a 11-1 smackdown of the rival Pittsburgh Pirates. In a fashion typical of this 2015 club,...
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What Should The Postseason Rotation Look Like?

Last night the San Francisco Giants did the Cardinals a favor and lost, finally pushing the suddenly-reluctant Redbirds into the postseason. Let's save the problems with the Cardinals for another article, and i...
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Will The Cardinals Keep Heyward?

Remember all of those early complaints about the Shelby Miller-for-Jason Heyward trade? So many Cardinal fans were whining about Heyward and his ".260 average" and "declining power" and "overrated abilities." F...
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Tailspin

After an August that saw the Cardinals rampage to a 19-9 record, baseball fans everywhere assumed that St. Louis would be the eventual host of yet another World Series party. Maybe it's a bit too soon to pop...
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The Injured Return, But Where Do They Play?

The first player from the Cardinals' list of injured reserves - virtually a team unto itself - returned today when the Cardinals activated outfielder Jon Jay from his two month stint on the 15-day disabled list...