Found January 04, 2013 on
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Last night, while watching another boring college football bowl game on ESPN, I fell asleep in my easy chair. When I awoke, it was April 1.
Being April Fool’s Day is the only way I could comprehend a new article from ESPN’s David Schoenfeld in which he proposes what may be the most one-sided trade I have ever seen.
Maybe it is something in the water fountains in Bristol. Just last week, Jim Bowden, also writing for ESPN, came up with what at the time had to be the most ridiculous trade proposal of the winter.
The former Cincinnati Reds general manager suggested with a straight face that the St. Louis Cardinals should send pitchers Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal plus outfielder Jon Jay to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.
It appears that his co-worker Schoenfeld did not want Bowden to hold the “worst proposal” title for long, as the former cooked up an infinitely worse idea.
There are two common threads between the two articles. The first is that the writer...
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Allen Craig of the St. Louis Cardinals has done nothing but hit ever since he's had a chance to see Major League pitching on a regular basis. He did struggle in his first brief playing stint in 2010 for 44 games, but he also was asked to play five different positions and has played six different positions since he arrived in St. Louis. In his last 669 at bats, Craig has 207...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have formally initiated action to block a company named PBR Industries from acquiring the trademark for the term “Rally Squirrel,” reports baseball card-related website The Cardboard Connection.
Within two weeks of the daring rodent having dashed across Busch Stadium’s home plate in front of Skip Schumaker in October 2011, the company submitted a trademark...
Current Major Leaguers and Cardinals’ Top Minor League Players Scheduled to Appear.
ST. LOUIS (January 3, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the schedule for the team’s 2013 Cardinals Caravan which will make stops in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
The Cardinals will embark on five separate caravans, scheduled around the Winter Warm-Up weekend, January...
On November 13, 2011, Mike Matheny was named as the new manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, replacing retired Tony La Russa. While his club was unable to repeat as World Champions, the 42-year-old had a solid first season in the job.
Prior to his hire, Matheny had been a special assistant to general manager John Mozeliak and an organizational catching instructor. A 13-year major...
ST. LOUIS A fan that halted a Cardinals game last August at Busch Stadium for aiming a laser pointer at San Francisco Giants pitcher Shane Loux has pleaded guilty in municipal court to disturbing the peace at an athletic event.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Eric Bogard, 17 at the time of the incident, was sentenced to serve six months on probation, complete 20 hours...
Ben and Sam reflect on one of the slowest days of the offseason and then discuss the lack of movement in the market for Kyle Lohse.
Like most OK ideas we have at Cards Diaspora, they generally happen after the fact. Is that going to stop us from having the Top 5 2012 Song Dedications to the Cardinals 3 days into 2013?
No it isn't. Bonus music insight on each song too!
DEDICATION 1 - To Albert Pujols: "Brand New Me" by Alicia Keys
It took a long summer and another playoff run...
First baseman Lance Berkman agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Texas Rangers, ESPN reported Saturday. The deal could reportedly include a second year if Berkman gets at least 550 at-bats this year. Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan told Fox26 Sports in Houston on Friday that the club made Berkman an offer. "We are looking for a designated hitter and we feel like...
Lance Berkman will play in Texas this season. The veteran will play for the Texas Rangers after agreeing to a one-year deal.
With the Rangers, Berkman is expected to serve as the teams primary designated hitter. Berkman will make reportedly somewhere in the $10-11 million range. There is a vesting option for 2014 but it will require Berkman to have at-least 525 at-bats.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is recovering
well from wrist surgery, as he’s swinging a bat at full strength and is ready
to go for the 2013 season, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Jose Bautista told us his wrist is doing great & he is swinging at full strength w/o pain...said ready to go...#SXM
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) January 4, 2013