Where am I?

Welcome to the new Redbird Dugout. Over the last couple weeks I've been working on getting the theme of this site ready. It's about 99% there, but it's close enough for me to consider debuting the site. All of our old content is here on the new site. There is a little housecleaning that I've […] Read More

Furcal traded to the Cardinals

Rumors circulated all of yesterday, Rafael Furcal was set to be traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Finally word became official this morning as the Cardinals announced that the 33 year old switch-hitting short stop was now a member of their team. Furcal is in his 12th major league season, but 3 of his last […] Read More

Rasmus dealt to Blue Jays

The news has hit the major media outlets. Colby Rasmus is no longer a St. Louis Cardinal. Neither is Trever Miller or P.J. Walters either. It's a trade that's not getting a lot of love from any fans that I know of. And those who are somewhat positive about the deal, still think we didn't […] Read More

Why not Mark Buehrle?

The most popular question that seems to be coming out of the Colby Rasmus to the White Sox rumors seems to be: Why not Mark Buehrle? Why not Mark Buehrle, indeed. The 32 year old pitcher has 155 wins and a 3.82 ERA over his 12 seasons in the big leagues. He has thrown 200 […] Read More

MLB Trade Deadline Decisions

It's this time of year that trade rumors are flying left and right and rarely do any of them get executed. GM's all across baseball are working endless hours with their top deputies to inquire on any player they feel would help their club and gauge the asking price. So with a week left before […] Read More

Performance-based play?

Trade rumors are swirling around Colby Rasmus like nothing else. Then comes the bombshell earlier in the week that Tony LaRussa will be going by performance to determine who gets playing time. What that means is that Rasmus is sitting more often and Jon Jayis getting more opportunities. I supported that idea. I thought it […] Read More

The lefty-lefty matchup

I don't like playing armchair manager the next morning after a game and saying how I would have done things differently in order to bring my team to victory. Though, I'm sure we've all done it at some point. However, there are times where the manager makes decisions that the statistics dispute and should you […] Read More

Around the NL Central

Take a look at the NL Central standings and you are likely to do a double-take. The Reds in fourth? Where are the Pirates? First? Quick! Someone check hell! It's got to be frozen over. No, it's very much the way it is. An injury plagued Cardinals team and a solid Brewers team are being […] Read More