Taveras getting plenty of opportunity

There seems to be a common refrain among Cardinals fans and even the media, it seems. Oscar Taveras isn’t getting an opportunity to play in St. Louis. Mike Matheny is showing his loyalty to Allen Craig by giving him most of the playing time. That’d be all well and great. If it were true. Funny how nobody bought the concept that there wasn’t playing time for him in April and May. … Continue reading

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Instant Replay needs some camera work

I’m watching tonight’s St. Louis Cardinals game and Matt Holliday ripped a ball right down the line that was called foul. The Cardinals challenged the call, which eventually stood, but it shows a massive problem that I have with the instant replay system in baseball. If you haven’t noticed, some of the camera angles in baseball are great for watching the game, but horrible for actually determining things with precision. … Continue reading

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Bean balls, Rosenthal and a pinch hitter

I hate bean ball battles. Reading quotes from the Dodgers after last night’s game, they seem to be saying that hitting batters accidentally is bad, but hitting batters intentionally is absolutely okay. That makes total sense right? Anyone who actually watched last night’s game knows that there was only one intentionally hit batter, and the pitcher who hit him was wearing Dodger blue. To me that erodes the moral high … Continue reading

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Wainwright being skipped for Dodgers’ Series

After previously informing the Dodgers that Lance Lynn would start tonight against them at Busch Stadium, the team filled in the rest of the weekend’s rotation as Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez will face off against Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, respectively. That means that Wainwright’s next start will most likely be Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Wainwright threw 7 shutout innings against the Rays when he faced them … Continue reading

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Cardinals add Kottaras

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have claimed catcher George Kottaras from the Cleveland Indians. The Indians DFA’d Kottaras earlier in the week. For the Cardinals, the move was motivated by the loss of Yadier Molina for the next 8-12 weeks and is a low risk move for the Cardinals. Kottaras, 31, was my first thought if we were going to go outside the organization for a catcher. While … Continue reading

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