UCB Project: National League East

Each month the United Cardinal Bloggers try to do a network wide blogging project. For the month of March, our project is to preview the season. So this week at Redbird Dugout and other UCB sites will be preview week. Since I’ve already done the NL Central in a whole series, I’m going to skip that this week as I head around baseball. Over the last three days I have done the AL East, Central, and West. Today we hit the National Least East.

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UCB Project: American League West

Each month the United Cardinal Bloggers try to do a network-wide blogging project. For the month of March, our project is to preview the season. So this week at Redbird Dugout and other UCB sites will be preview week. Since I’ve already done the NL Central in a whole series, I’m going to skip that this week as I head around baseball. I’ve already done the AL East and Central, tonight is the AL West.


Last season, despite the Angels’ best attempts to close the gap with their acquisition of Dan Haren, the Texas Rangers were uncatchable. Then, on the arm of Cliff Lee and the bat of Josh Hamilton, the Rangers became the first team since the 2002 Anaheim Angels to make the playoffs while coming out of the American League West.

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UCB Project: American League Central

Each month the United Cardinal Bloggers try to do a network-wide blogging project. For the month of March, our project is to preview the season. So this week at Redbird Dugout and other UCB sites will be preview week. Since I’ve already done the NL Central in a whole series, I will skip that one as I head around baseball. Last night I touched on the AL East and today I will tackle the AL Central.

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UCB Project: American League East

Each month the United Cardinal Bloggers try to do a network-wide blogging project. For the month of March, our project is to preview the season. So this week will be preview week at Redbird Dugout. Since I’ve already done the NL Central in a whole series, I will skip that one this week. Today I will take a look at the American League East. Then each other division through Thursday and then review and predict the post-season on Friday. So new content every day this week!

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Cardinals Approval Ratings: Introduction

If you’ve been around the United Cardinal Bloggers long enough, I’m sure everyone is aware of the Preseason Approval Ratings that Daniel at C70 at the Bat does during Spring Training. You can find them at the end of several posts or the summary in the sidebar of his page. However, I came up with a way to take it a notch further.

After consulting with Daniel about the idea (because I am basically borrowing the core idea from him), the Cardinals Approval Ratings will appear next week. Basically, I will poll the feelings of whatever Cardinals fans I can get the survey in front of and they will rank their satisfaction with the performance of the player from 0-10. The first will be the calibration to make sure this idea will work and to get a good starting number for each manager or player listed.

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