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90-72, 2nd place, 6 GB (won NLDS 3-2 over Philadelphia, won NLCS 4-2 over Milwaukee, WON WORLD SERIES 4-3 OVER TEXAS)Fragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season. For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what went right and what went wrong. I will finish up with a 2012 outlook and finally offer some unsolicited advice sure to be brilliant and insightful.Note that all of these were written over the course of October and early November so recent player moves may not be reflected though trades/free agents tend to be rare until late November.Key Position Player – Yadier Molina - .305/.349/.465 – Taking nothing away from guys like Albert Pujols or Lance Berkman Yadier Molina really elevated his game in 2011. Afte...
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Cards' beat reporter Matthew Leach fields fans' queries about the Hot Stove, including Albert Pujols and Edwin Jackson.
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Miami went all out at the start of free agency, targeting Albert Pujols (amongst others), but now they're having second thoughts, due to concerns that Pujols may be older than 31.
The new manager of the World Series champs is allegedly dealing with roughly $4 million in real estate debt. Fortunately, he has a decent job.
Dan Le Batard writes about the Miami Marlins building a Latin brand, and how signing Albert Pujols instead of Prince Fielder fits with that business model. In doing so, he brings up Albert Pujols’s age (emphasis added):
The crown jewel on this construction, of course, is named Albert Pujols. What the Marlins are offering him only goes against almost every single principle they’ve...
The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder has been named by his teammates to receive a very special award.
St. Louis Cardinals prospect Ryan Jackson joins FOX Sports/Scout.com Field Reporter Inna Lazarev to discuss his experience at the Arizona Fall League.
Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals' Stunning 2011 Championship Season from Rob Rains is currently in stores and being sold online following the Cardinals' World Series win.This book relives not just the three postseason series but also various parts of the season. All in all, it's 128 pages but it's a really fast 128 pages.I'm not sure if it was because of the...
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The Cardinals moved to protect three pitchers from next month's Rule 5 Draft on Friday. In advance of the Major League Baseball deadline to protect players, St. Louis added Sam Freeman, Adam Ottavino and Chuckie Fick to its 40-man roster.
You lived it as a fan. Now you can enjoy the St. Louis Cardinals’ surprising run to the 2011 World Series victory again and again. Better yet, you can do it for free!
The Cardinal Nation Blog will be awarding ten copies of the 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set to ten lucky readers of this site via a random drawing. All you need to do to enter is state your interest in...
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch story that we read over the weekend was one that has unfortunately been told too many times since the housing market collapsed a few years back.
But it was unique in that you don't often hear of a big league manager moving into the home of his in-laws with his wife and his five children.
That's the situation that Mike Matheny faces as he enters...
Tony La Russa would take a front office job, especially in the Bay Area.
Q: What about a front-office job with the A’s or Giants?
A: “I signed with the A’s and managed the A’s. I’ve been in the National League, so we played a lot in San Francisco, and the Giants have been outstanding to me over the years, particularly with ARF-related requests. I’d like to find a club...