Franklin wants his old job back

Fernando Salas and Eduardo Sanchez, be forewarned: Ryan Franklin wants his old job back. The Cardinals' 38 year old incumbent closer said to the Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold that he intends to return to his late-inning role. Franklin has been the Cardinals closer for the last three years, earning 82 saves from 2008 to 2010. His […] Read More

Boggs’ treatment confuses me

As a Cardinals fan, blogger, and generally a studier of the habits of the management and organization, I consider myself fairly well read on the topic of what the team is going to do and the motives behind why they do it. When Mitchell Boggs was optioned to Memphis, the move made sense to me. […] Read More

River Bandits at Busch

Praying all day that the weather would hold out for the River Bandits vs Cougars game tonight at Busch I was watching the weather every hour at work today! Got to the ball park tonight 30 mins before game time and enjoyed the very long concession lines...but at least all food and drink was half […] Read More

Series Notes @ San Diego

I know, one more game to go but with the events of the last two nights, I couldn't wait any longer! While the Cardinals offense has not been prolific over the last two nights in San Diego, it's gotten the job done and that's the important part. Albert Pujols ended his homerless streak on Monday […] Read More

Cox promoted to Springfield

The Cards top pick from the 2010 MLB Draft, Zack Cox, was promoted from Palm Beach (High A) to Springfield (AA) today. In a corresponding move Niko Vasquez (2008 3rd Rdr) was demoted to Palm Beach. This move shouldn't come as any big surprise as we signed Cox to a ML deal with a reported […] Read More

Schumaker back from the DL

Skip Schumaker will return tonight from his month long trip on the disabled list. The question facing the team is who makes a road trip to Memphis. I can already hear the cries for Ryan Franklin to be finding a new home, but the team is standing behind him and I understand that. Ryan Franklin […] Read More

April Approval Ratings

This year's monthly project continues with April's Cardinals' Approval Ratings. Once again I questioned Cardinals' fans on their satisfaction with current Cardinals' players on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most satisfied and 1 being the least satisfied. Response was about equal with the preseason approval ratings, however I did lose […] Read More

Kozma up, Punto to DL

Somehow I missed this news today. I heard rumblings of Pete Kozma getting the call, but hadn't seen anything on it. However, here it is.Nick Punto is headed to the DL for the second time this season. This time for what the Post-Dispatch describes as a "strain near his right elbow." That's trouble for the […] Read More