UCB Project: American League East

Each month the United Cardinal Bloggers try to do a network-wide blogging project. For the month of March, our project is to preview the season. So this week will be preview week at Redbird Dugout. Since I've already done the NL Central in a whole series, I will skip that one this week. Today I […] Read More

Cardinals Approval Ratings: Introduction

If you've been around the United Cardinal Bloggers long enough, I'm sure everyone is aware of the Preseason Approval Ratings that Daniel at C70 at the Bat does during Spring Training. You can find them at the end of several posts or the summary in the sidebar of his page. However, I came up with […] Read More

We Are Cardinal Nation

So by now, I'm sure everyone is aware that the 2011 Cardinals television commercials have been released online. Remember the old days when you had to watch TV to see commercials? The new tagline this year is "We Are Cardinal Nation." Personally, I preferred the "Play like a Cardinal" tagline of the previous couple years.The […] Read More

Monday Quick Hits

Happy Pi Day, everyone. These are the quick hits for Monday, March 14th, 2011. Lohse dealing, McClellan lays claim, Garcia struggling. Kyle Lohse may not be the question mark many expected him to be this season. Lohse has performed much better than I expected so far in Spring Training. Through his first 13 innings thrown, […] Read More

March 14th Quick Hits

Happy Pi Day, everyone Lohse dealing, McClellan lays claim, Garcia struggling. Kyle Lohse may not be the question mark many expected him to be this season. Lohse has performed much better than I expected so far in Spring Training. Through his first 13 innings thrown, he has allowed just 2 runs and 8 hits over […] Read More

Is Chris Carpenter a #1 pitcher?

The title is the question we've all been asking ourselves for a little over two weeks now as we consider the ramifications of the loss of Adam Wainwright.Adam Wainwright, 29, was a first round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves. He made four Baseball America top-100 prospect lists, the last one in his first season […] Read More

NL Central Preview: In Review

As I look at the NL Central Preview, I'm fairly happy with the results as they line up with what I expected to get. I hope everyone enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed researching the other teams in the NL Central. Here is a look at the final standings: 1. Milwaukee -- 65 […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Closer

The lock on the door. The guy who shows up to inform you that the game is over. The closer. In the game of baseball, there is probably no position more ridiculed than that of a closer. Many teams have tried to do without, using a "bullpen by committee." For some reason, that never works. […] Read More