Life without Adam Wainwright

As I’m sure everyone has heard by now, as a result of the injury sustained during Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Adam Wainwright will likely miss the remainder of the 2015 season. There’s even an outside shot that he may be a little delayed in his preparations for 2016 as well given the rehab time frame discussed yesterday of 9 to 12 months. He will have surgery on Thursday … Continue reading

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Not enough time to judge Cardinals’ offense

It didn’t take very long for the complaints about the Cardinals’ offense to start rolling in. Averaging 3.7 runs per game, the Cardinals currently stack up just below the National League average of 3.75 runs per game. They’ve hit four home runs and stolen five bases and are hitting .241 with a slugging percentage of .349. This is all John Mabry’s fault. Or is it? Can we even say that … Continue reading

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Optimizing the Cardinals’ lineup

One of my complaints with the Cardinals’ this season so far is that the lineup is too top heavy. Once an opposing pitcher works his way through Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward, and Matt Holliday, there really isn’t much to fear beyond them. Sure, Jhonny Peralta and Matt Adams scare when they have a platoon advantage, but that’s not enough. Meanwhile Jon Jay and Yadier Molina may not live up to … Continue reading

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Cardinals win season opener

The Cardinals picked up the win in their season opener tonight against the Chicago Cubs. The much talked about Cubs offense was quiet as Adam Wainwright pitched well enough, even as he struggled a little bit. He walked none and struck out six over his six innings of work. Just going to throw a few of my observations out there. The lefty lineup worked. I wasn’t one of the many complaining … Continue reading

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Do spring training “competitions” even exist?

Over the last month we’ve watched as spring training positional battles take place on the field. We tell ourselves that these games and the players’ performance on the field will directly impact the decisions being made ten days from now as the Cardinals trim the roster to 25 players to take to Chicago. Well, we’re fooling ourselves. I believe that these decisions were effectively made before the players even reported … Continue reading

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