Tag Archives: Skip Schumaker

Garcia’s extension and other notes

The big rumor out of St. Louis right now has nothing to do with potential trades, but rather retaining one of our own. No, not Albert Pujols. It seems that reports are circulating that the Cardinals and 25 year old left handed starter Jaime Garcia are closing on an four year extension. Garcia was drafted in 2005 by the Cardinals and won the fifth starter’s role in spring training in … Continue reading

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Cardinals’ Approval Ratings: June

After missing May due to life circumstances (it was mid-June before I even thought about them), the Cardinals’ Approval Ratings are back with the June numbers. The Cardinals’ June swoon leaves me really wishing I had results from May so that I could really have an accurate look at how badly it hurt peoples’ numbers. The Cardinals wrapped up the month of June having gone 11-15. The offense scored 114 … Continue reading

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Bell, Bartlett on Cardinals’ radar

According to the New York Post, the Cardinals are looking closely at the Padres’ Heath Bell and Jason Bartlett. It’s well known that the Padres are willing to sell off players this year and have plenty of young reliever talent to sell. That’s something the Cardinals are in urgent need of, but will the benefits outweigh the costs? From all reports, it appears that the Padres are interested in getting … Continue reading

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Why Brendan Ryan should be the starting Shortstop

There’s no question that Brendan Ryan had a difficult 2010. However, there’s also no question that he was one of the best major league short stops of 2009. In 2009, Brendan Ryan earned the starting job at short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan hit .292 with 3 home runs over his 129 games as he proved his worth. His +18 defensive RAR was the among the best major … Continue reading

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