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Pujols to Anaheim. Now what?

I just got back from finishing up my Christmas shopping when I sat down at my desk to see a tweet talking about Pujols and the Angels. It piqued my curiosity and I decided to scroll backwards and see what the root of the talk was. Then I spotted it, Pujols accepting a deal valued in the $240-250 million over 10 year range with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. … Continue reading

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Looking at 2012: Part 3

It’s tomorrow! Well, maybe not. I’m continuing the “Looking at 2012” series that I began nearly three weeks ago before life got crazy for me. In part one, I overviewed the Cardinals biggest question and some of the decisions that they’ll have to make in the offseason. In part two, I talked about players with contract options and what I think the Cardinals will do and ought to do with … Continue reading

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After the dust has settled

The MLB non-waiver trade deadline came and went at 4 p.m. eastern time yesterday afternoon. It seemed like every contender added pieces from non-contenders as they attempted to solidify their position on top, or as a challenger of, a division. After the dust has settled and the moves have had a chance to percolate, who made the best moves in the NL Central? Certainly the Cardinals were active, but so … Continue reading

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Has the time come for Colby Rasmus?

Much like Jaime Garcia, who the St. Louis Cardinals are announcing a 4 year extension with today, Colby Rasmus will be arbitration eligible at the end of the season. Yet Garcia is about to enjoy security while Rasmus’ future is anything but secure. The touted 5-tool center fielder was drafted in the first round of 2005’s MLB draft. He hit well through the minors and became the fifth best prospect in baseball in … Continue reading

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Options for a backup catcher

The Cardinals have stated their desire to acquire a backup catcher for their 2011 roster. In contrast to previous seasons where Jason LaRue was the backup catcher to simply because of his defensive skill and not his offensive ability, the Cardinals have said that they want someone who can handle the bat. I’m a firm believer that the Cardinals need to have a solid backup catcher. Personally, with the wear … Continue reading

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