What’s up with Matt Holliday?

It seems that pitching has been such an issue for the St. Louis Cardinals this season that when hitting has been an issue, it's just quietly faded into the background by comparison. Between injuries and ineffectiveness, the Cardinals have had nine different rookie pitchers on their roster this season. Such has not been an issue […] Read More

For Boggs, confidence is the issue

Cardinals fans have seen this scene far too often in 2013. Unfortunately, I called this when I wrote a couple sentences about his return. Mitchell Boggs wasn't fixed yet. Boggs still isn't fixed yet and we learned that once again with his appearance in the ninth inning of a one run game, an appearance that […] Read More

They say bad things come in threes

Is it a Sports Illustrated cover jinx? Is it just plain bad luck? Once again the Cardinals feel more like a MASH unit than a baseball team as injuries mount. Jaime Garcia down for the year after labrum and rotator cuff surgery, Jake Westbrook is headed to visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion, […] Read More

UCB Radio Hour: May 22, 2013

Daniel Shoptaw takes over for me with Kevin Reynolds to host this week's UCB Radio Hour. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ivieleagueproductions/2013/05/23/ucb-radio-hour […] Read More

Sanchez claimed by the Cubs

Over the weekend the Cardinals indicated that Tyler Lyons would join the team to take Jaime Garcia's place in the rotation on Wednesday. What we didn't know was what the team would do to fit him onto the 40 man roster. Now we do. Right handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez was placed on waivers to remove […] Read More

Garcia shut down again with shoulder issues

Jaime Garcia will be shut down once again, the Cardinals announced today as they placed Garcia on the 15-day Disabled List and recalled Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis. I'm sure I'll post about Mitchell Boggs later, but he isn't fixed yet. Many fans and bloggers have already tried to pin this on the Cardinals' medical […] Read More

Fernando Salas: The Unsung Hero

I heard it again today after the Cardinals optioned Mitchell Boggs to Memphis. "Alright Boggs down, now can we get rid of Salas?" And I have to say that I really don't understand the dislike of Fernando Salas by a large portion of the fan base. I see it often, people wishing Salas wasn't a […] Read More

Boggs optioned, Martinez gets the call

Thursday night's struggles were apparently the final straw for the Cardinals' organization. Getting the call in the 7th inning to help get Joe Kelly out of a mess, Mitchell Boggs proceeded to walk the first two batters he faced, allowing Milwaukee to score their third run of the ballgame. Trevor Rosenthal came in at that […] Read More