Found November 07, 2012 on
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Twice a year the group known as the United Cardinal Bloggers gather virtually to discuss the topics that are on everyone’s minds.
The torch gets passed daily to the next person to ask a question while the group of bloggers all sound off with their opinions The November roundtables have come around and I-70′s turn has come to pass. This year, we wanted to play to the optimists, the pessimists and the realists of the group with a predictive question towards 2013.
The email that was sent to the group read:
My question for you is two-fold and equally pessimistic and optimistic (with a dash of realistic, for Daniel’s sake)…
- What player will take a substantial injury, shelving him for the majority of the 2013 season?
- What player will gain the opportunity, and seize it, to become a cornerstone of the team next year?
The answers were varied at times and very agreeable at others. Here’s a look at what the UCB thinks…
Dennis Lawson – *****************
It’s hard not to be pessimist...
BEST OF MAXIM
The St. Louis Cardinals need to improve their middle infield for 2013. Few, if anyone, would dispute that. The challenge is how to best go about it.
As I have commented here, I believe the preferred path should be to acquire a long-term answer at shortstop. There does not appear to be such a player near the majors currently within the organization.
Columnist Joe Strauss of the Post...
ST. LOUIS - When Mark McGwire returned to the game of baseball in 2010 as the Cardinals hitting coach, he did so with a promise to his wife: After every season, the two would talk and reevaluate whether or not he should continue to coach the following year.
The two also had a dream: that he could someday coach for a team closer to their home in Orange County, Ca. He got about as...
ST. LOUIS - The famous Rally Squirrel that darted across the field while Skip Schumaker was batting last October surfaced again Monday when his trading card sold for 157.50 on EBay.
The card - a 2012 Topps Baseball Variation Proof Card - made headlines in January when it was announced that a limited number of Schumakers cards would prominently feature the squirrel and not the Cardinals...
Adam Wainwright is fixing to get paid. He’s under contract for $12 million in 2013, but he likes St. Louis enough that he’ll give them a chance to sign him this offseason, according to Derrick Goold’s Monday piece in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Finding a comp for his contract talks depends heavily on how you weight his different defining characteristics. Is he just a great...
The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals weren’t exactly the Running Redbirds of old, but showed a slightly greater propensity to steal bases than in recent seasons.
They improved in this area despite the loss of Albert Pujols, the somewhat surprising club leader in base stealing in two of the previous three years. 2011 team steals leader Tyler Greene was dealt away during 2012.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it... after all that drama in October, there is jack squat to write about in November. And maybe that's being kind.
The news wires are filled with the lamest Cardinals news and various Bleacher Report slideshows. The Cardinals front office is on vacation. And the free-agent signing period is still not open.
Long story short...
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