Matt Carpenter for MVP: Now it’s Getting Serious
Sep25

Matt Carpenter for MVP: Now it’s Getting Serious

Several months I wrote this article arguing that Matt Carpenter could win the MVP.

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St. Louis Cardinals will be fine, maybe better, without Jake Westbrook
Aug26

St. Louis Cardinals will be fine, maybe better, without Jake Westbrook

The Cardinals have shown they can withstand injuries to just about any position outside of catcher and they should be able to make it through the rest of the season and playoffs without Westbrook.

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I Guess it is Time To Start Paying Attention to the Pirates
Aug21

I Guess it is Time To Start Paying Attention to the Pirates

Regardless of what has happened in the past, the Pirates this year are a team playing over their heads. Players who have struggled in the past don’t all just suddenly become good, do they?

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Extra rest might have helped Yadier Molina, definitely benefitted Shelby Miller
Aug05

Extra rest might have helped Yadier Molina, definitely benefitted Shelby Miller

Right-handed rookie starting pitcher Shelby Miller won the fifth spot in the rotation in spring training and pitched brilliantly for much of the first half of the season, but the 22-year-old’s performance began to drop in mid-June.

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St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates battles could be best of second half
Jul17

St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates battles could be best of second half

The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates have rarely played meaningful games against one another after the All-Star Break in the past 20 years, but this year their second-half matchups could be the most intriguing of the year.

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