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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...
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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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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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Win Now, Or Wait?

John Mozeliak is faced with a tough decision: 1. Keep the current team intact, hoping for the best while continuing to groom its young prospects for future years. 2. Trade some prospects and attempt to...
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The Truth About Prospects

I'm not sure I can remember a time when Cardinal fans have been so divided over the strategic course of their team, or the perceived crimes of John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny. Every lineup is met with...