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St. Louis Cardinals Monday Morning Links: December 6

It has not been a terribly eventful week, but it has been a bit more eventful than weeks past.

The Cardinals would complete a trade for middle infielder Ryan Theriot, sending Blake Hawksworth to the city of angels to wear Dodger blue. They would follow that move up with one that very few people seen coming, signing former Astro Lance Berkman to a one-year contract to play the outfield.

As we take a look around the Internet this week we find our favorite sites discussing Berkman, Brendan Ryan, and even a guest post from yours truly. Enjoy some links and some material from various sources around Cardinal Nation and we will be back at it tomorrow with your history lesson from Bob Netherton.

Our friends over at The McBrayer-Baseball Blog posted one of the first excited articles about the arrival of Lance Berkman.

Meanwhile, old friend Tom at Cardinals GM feels that the team just added a lot of payroll and got little defense in return.

One of the newer blogs out in the world, Bleed Cardinal Red With Me, takes a look at the 2011 lineup with the new additions to the roster.

Pip over at Fungoes says the jury may be out on the Theriot deal, for now, and provides his usual expert analysis.

One of my favorite sites, Play A Hard Nine, takes a look at Theriot and Brendan Ryan and the need for one of them to rebound this season.

Finally, in shameless self promotion (I’m good at that), I made a bit of a homecoming this past week. You see, my passion for writing on the internet all stemmed from some guest posts at Cards Diaspora. This week, the minds of that site asked me my opinion on the Albert Pujols contract. My thoughts, as well as some people far more intelligent and well spoken than myself, can be found in this article from Friday.

Join us tonight as we feature our first panel discussions about the Cardinals and Royals on I-70 Baseball Radio.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball as well as the Assignment Editor for BaseballDigest.com.
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