Found December 30, 2012 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
The Hot Stove is cooling down a bit, but some are doing their best to keep it going. Like Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Cafardo came up with this gem today regarding Kyle Lohse and the Dodgers.
"The Dodgers may jump in, even with Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang slated for the back end of the rotation."
Lazy journalism strikes again.
First, the speculation is unsourced, likely a concoction of Cafardo's own doing. Second, there's no mention of that Zack Greinke guy. Third, Capuano and Harang are slated for trades, not the end of the rotation (all quiet on that front as of now).
Naturally, MLB Trade Rumors picked it up. However, it didn't make as big a deal about as CBS Sports did.
"He would be an upgrade for the Dodgers over Chris Capuano and Aaron
Harang, both of whom they have already attempted to trade. The team's
rotation is already crowded, however, so it's unclear if they would
actually spend a significant amount o...
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Here is a rundown of how the past 12 months helped form what could be a very interesting next 12 months for Dodgers fans.
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While there is still “no real evidence” that the Los Angeles
Dodgers are shopping or making available outfielder Andre Ethier, the Seattle
Mariners are one team that could have interest, according to Jon Heyman of CBS
still no real evidence andre ethier is being shopped, or even available. but #mariners are 1 team that could have interest.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
On this, the final 2012 episode of "Dugout Blues," Jared Massey (L.A. Dugout) and I talk about the "big" trade that sent John Ely to Houston for Rob Rasmussen. We both like the deal.
We also answer some reader questions, which were excellent this week. Will Brian Wilson (yes, that Brian Wilson) end up with the Dodgers? What's up with Alex Castellanos...
The Boston Red Sox worked out Bobby Abreu recently in Venezuela.
Abreu spent last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers batting .242 with three home runs in 257 plate appearances. The 38-year-old Abreu has spent 17 seasons in the major leagues but will likley have to settle for a minor league deal.
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The St. Louis Cardinals had five selections in the first day of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Four were compensatory picks awarded for the loss of Albert Pujols (#23, #36), Octavio Dotel (#52) and Edwin Jackson (#59). Their own selection was 19th overall.
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Starting 29 games, Lynn logged 16 quality starts and a 17-5 record. His strikeout rate of 9.1 per nine innings was best among the seven Cardinals starters.
Lynn was hot from the very beginning. Elevated...
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Simply put, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals would not have won the World Series without starting pitcher Chris Carpenter. They had to try to repeat without the veteran right-hander for most of 2012. Despite an inspirational and unexpected recovery from mid-season surgery, the old October magic was not there.
A player whose durability has been a career-long challenge, Carpenter was...
Tonight, December 31, is the deadline for all eligible BBWAA voters to submit their Hall of Fame ballots.
My own ballot has already been cast and I voted for Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, Jack Morris, Don Mattingly and Tim Raines.
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Matt Carpenter had a breakout season of sorts in 2012. He filled in where he could and performed above expectations. Carpenter, though, has been limited to an injury replacement and platoon role. He has been further limited by the position he played naturally - third base. Now, Carpenter is learning to play second base.
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says...
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So, how about this.
A friend of the site (@AbSim86) got a book as a holiday gift called "The Ultimate Baseball Roadtrip". The reviews on Amazon seem to be pretty positive, but the section on the Cardinals is highly suspect.
Poor people coming to Baseball Heaven only to be directed to this site for Cardinal information. Oh my......