All about the Ace

There has been many bytes transmitted across the internet–perhaps the modern day equivalent of ink spilled–discussing the start that Adam Wainwright has had to the 2016 season. Many are questioning his place with the team and whether he can still be considered the team’s ace. If an ace is the best pitcher in your rotation, Wainwright fits the definition. If an ace is one of the best 10 starting pitchers in the … Continue reading

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Just how good are these Cardinals?

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The St. Louis Cardinals suck and the Chicago Cubs are unstoppable! Chicago Cubs: 2016 World Series champs. Let’s just give them the trophy and go home. I read an article the other day that said the Cardinals were closer to being a last place team than they were a first place team. Is anyone else tired of this crap or is it just me? … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Strikeouts are (mostly) overrated

Over at Cards Conclave today Doug made a post about who plays and strikeout rates and that got me started. This was supposed to be a simple few paragraphs about why strikeout rate is an overvalued metric of player ability in most cases, but after running across some numbers it became more. The discussion was focused on three players and who should play between Matt Adams, Brandon Moss, and Jeremy … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Home Runs

When Brandon Moss hit the Cardinals’ Major League leading 31st home run of the season in the 5th inning, the question crossed my Twitter feed. How many three run home runs have the Cardinals hit this year? The answer? Nine. Here are some quick hits about home runs so far this season. – With this 5th home run in the 20th game of the season, Brandon Moss is currently on pace … Continue reading

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Quick Hits: Why players play through injury

If we ever needed an example of why most players play through injuries rather than risk a disabled list trip to make sure they’re at 100%, we need to look no further than Ruben Tejada. Following the injury to Jhonny Peralta, the Cardinals signed Ruben Tejada after he was cut by the Mets. The Cardinals optioned Aledmys Diaz to the minors after signing Tejada and Tejada was widely viewed as the … Continue reading

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