Found February 26, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
The St. Louis Cardinals are in many ways the perfect organization. The team has great fans, great baseball writers and a very long tradition. The Cardinals have had great success over the years and it's extremely hard to find fault with a team that just won another World Series title for one of the best cities in America. But in many ways, it's all that tradition and richness of history that ran against Colby Rasmus in his tenure there. Rasmus came down on the wrong side of the bandwagon. When a city's love affair with a baseball team is that rosy, how can a player who falls into a bad light survive? How can that player do anything right once he goes afoul of all of that? He can't. But as written here, here and originally here, this outsider has long supported Rasmus. Heck, somebody has to. Along with the support of the player comes the acknowledgement that without having first hand access to the inner workings of the Cardinals, there is no way of stating matter-of-...
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JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals utility man Skip Schumaker found himself swinging a little harder than usual during batting practice the other day.
After all, he had to impress the pitcher.
Throwing to a group that included Schumaker, David Freese and Matt Holliday on a back field last week was Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who has taken being involved in practice to a new level in...
As players reported to spring training camps, the first betting lines on the number of individual team wins during the 2012 Major League season were released by the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nev. You can see the full list here, but the National League Central participants opened as follows:
Chicago Cubs 73.5 wins
Cincinnati Reds 86.5 (-120o)
Houston Astros 62.5
Though onlookers regularly rave about the quality, crispness and movement on his pitches, Mitchell Boggs has yet to find a way for his resume to reflect the tools.
Citing an unnamed source, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a report on Monday stating that the Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina are expected to finalize terms of a multiyear extension by the end of the week.
Comments by Colby Rasmus remind us how woefully out of place he was with the 2011 champions.
Adam Wainwright "celebrated' the unofficial anniversary Friday of the right elbow injury that forced him to a surgeon's table.
An eighth major national prospect list has been released and the St. Louis Cardinals are well represented.
Long left out of Cardinals Spring Training, Ozzie Smith returned on Saturday once again feeling like an embraced member of the organization. He also arrived ready to work.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jason Motte has already received a public vote of confidence from his manager.
An early prediction of which non-pitchers may make the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals out of spring training camp.
Carlos Villanueva still isn't exactly sure what caused his right hand to turn extremely cold earlier this week, but the good news is that the test results have come back normal.
The Blue Jays have several players in camp dealing with ailments but nothing that manager John Farrell expects to cause any long-term problems.