Found February 02, 2012 on
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I'm worried about the St. Louis Cardinals -- and not just because they've lost first baseman Albert Pujols, manager Tony La Russa and, at least for the time being, pitching coach Dave Duncan.
Those departures alone are enough to give one pause about the defending World Series champions, but my concern runs deeper.
This is a physically fragile club. Free-agent right-hander Roy Oswalt, with his history of back trouble, would be yet another question if the Cardinals signed him.
"We feel good about our depth, but clearly injuries will always test a club's roster," Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak says. "As with all teams, health will be very important to our success."
The Cardinals, of course, overcame the loss of right-hander Adam Wainwright for all of last season as well as the temporary absences of Pujols, left fielder Matt Holliday, third baseman David Freese and others.
But the dynamic will be different in 2012.
When injuries struck in t...
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Sales have slowed at the Pujols 5 Westport Grill in St. Louis since Albert skipped town, so the name will be changed to the Hall of Fame Sports Bar and Grill.
ST. LOUIS Continued anger and disappointment from Cardinals fans over the departure of slugger Albert Pujols has forced a St. Louis restaurant bearing his name to part ways.
Pat Hanon, owner and founder of Pujols 5 Westport Grill, said Thursday that sales dropped so much in the recent months since the nine-time All-Star left for the Anaheim Angels that he had no choice but to end...
When will life let us move on from hearing or seeing the name "Albert Pujols"? Despite being fans of the World Series Champions, life still hates us. Any time something Albert Pujols-related comes across our eyes or ears, it feels like a continuous nightmare that we can't wake up from. Sorry for dragging you into hell with us, but check out a little bit of this song...
ST. LOUIS - News of Edwin Jacksons one-year deal with the Washington Nationals helped finalize the Cardinals lengthy list of draft picks early in this years Amateur Draft.
The Cardinals will have six selections in the top 100 of the June draft, their most since also having six picks in the top 100 in the 2005 draft. Among the selections that year were Colby Rasmus and Tyler Greene...
Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst has done it all for the St. Louis Cardinals – All-Star player, World Champion manager and now sage adviser to the scores who followed.
Making his St. Louis debut in 1945, the switch-hitting second baseman played 15 seasons with the Cardinals, including in the 1946 World Series. The 10-time National League All-Star also appeared in two more Series...
When it comes to baseball's battle of leagues, it's no contest: the AL is king. Especially now, Danny Knobler says, with Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder switching leagues and the NL's big-market teams in disarray.
Baseball season is only a few, short months away! Here are 10 story lines to start getting you ready for hot dogs, beer, and everything baseball…
1. Can the National League still compete?
No Prince Fielder. No Albert Pujols. No Ryan Braun (At least for a while). With the National League losing arguably their best hitters to the American League (Or suspension in Braun’s...
The United Cardinal Bloggers are proud to announce that their second season review publication in as many years is now available for download.
Happy Flight: The Story of the 2011 Cardinals details the incredible season that the St. Louis squad had last year. Highlighted by photography from Erika Lynn and laid out in beautiful full color by Jon Doble, Happy Flight brings you the highs...
Fans had been waiting patiently for the last chip to fall. All of the big free agents had signed (Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, C.J. Wilson, etc.) except for one. That one was Edwin Jackson, and he signed with the Washington Nationals yesterday for one year worth somewhere around $10 million. At first glance, this looks like a pretty good deal for the Nats.
First, let’s take...