Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 12/12/12
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Skip Schumaker is no longer a Cardinal. He's been traded to the Dodgers for a AA infielder.  This isn't a surprise to anyone. Schumaker, the consummate professional, saw the writing on the wall with the Cardinals and discreetly requested a trade from GM John Mozeliak.    I'm pretty sure outside of his family and some truly die hard fans, this is really the end to a pleasant, if not unforgettable era.   No disrespect to Jared, but I believe it to be quite the testament that he was able to survive on a championship caliber team for 7 seasons.    In 2005 and 2006, he was an AAA bedrock, getting called up for spurts and hitting lightly in just over 50 games. In 2007 he became a full-time MLB player and has been on the Cardinals ever since, playing in at least 105 games since 2008.   How did we make it this far?   Mr. Schumaker doesn't have a natural position. He didn't hit for power. Wasn't all that fast. Again, this wasn't some ******** era h...
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