Can Matt Carpenter Win the MVP This Year?

It’s official, the Matt Carpenter experience has worked. And having his bat in the lineup every day has helped the Cardinals go into the All Star Break with the best record in baseball.

I-70 Conversations: The Night Shift Host Nolan Woodford

Nolan Woodford, the host of ‘The Night Shift’ on 610 Sports Radio took a few minutes out of his schedule to talk with me. We discussed The Royals, focusing on the Shields/Myers trade with the benefit of some hindsight, how he would rate their season in general, and answered some mid-season award questions.

How to be an Educated All Star Voter and a Loyal Hometown Fan (Part 4)

Here is my list of All Star position players you need to pick if you honestly want to win that game.

How to be an Educated All Star Voter and a Loyal Hometown Fan (Part 2)

This time I analyze Shortstop and Third Base. It breaks my heart that Moustakas is so far out of contention, both by votes and statistically.

How to be an Educated All Star Voter and a Loyal Hometown Fan (Part 1)

Your player can be worthless in every form of evaluation imaginable, and you will still vote for him over the player from the rival team who is on pace to shatter every single-season record set.

Oscar Mercado: A Regression in Drafting Philosophy?

The philosophy for the Cardinals while drafting under Jeff Luhnow was always “best player available”. Don’t worry necessarily about specific needs or who is already filling what position on the big league club, but rather create a good problem by having too many players for a certain position.