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Josey’s Inbox: Can the Cardinals hold off Chicago?

Full squad workouts begin on Tuesday, February 23, and the Cardinals’ first exhibition game is on the second day of March. It’s a fine time to discuss any questions that may be had heading toward the 2016 season. @Curtis_Josey @stlsportsminute thoughts on the Pena signing? — Jodi RVT Umo (@JodiUmo) February 6, 2016 The addition of Brayan Pena assists the Cardinals in more...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Power Play Lifts St Louis Past Minnesota 4-1

After an eight game scoreless stretch with a man advantage, it was the Blues power play that attributed for 3 out of the 4 goals tonight as the home team firmly handled the struggling Minnesota Wild. Brian Elliott was once again stellar in goal. Turning away 38 of 39 shots, 24 of which came in the second period. After a much criticized lack of production by most of the Blues top...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Beat Nashville 1-0

In a somewhat uneventful 55 minutes of hockey it wasn’t until late in the third period that the St Louis Blues finally decided to wake up and take control of a very slow developing game. Brian Elliott earned his 31 career shutout as the Blues squeaked out a 1-0 win in Nashville. The lone goal came from Troy Brouwer when he deflected a shot from Alex Pietrangelo with 1:05 left in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Setting the Cardinals’ table: Matt Carpenter or Kolten Wong?

For a sizable chunk of the previous season, Cardinals’ third baseman Matt Carpenter served as the team’s leadoff hitter. Nonetheless, when he was not there, a significant decline in offensive production was the outcome.  It’s claimed that the decrease was only coincidental, and there are happenings to support that. So, it’s possible that sifting the two-time All-Star a...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Blues Mid-Season Report

Well Blues fans it’s finally here, the All-Star break. A time when we all take a break from the daily grind of hockey (unless you count the ASG but I don’t because that’s not really hockey). It’s a time when we step back, hit the reset button, and get ready for the big push towards the playoffs and hopefully past that. It’s been a wild year so far. A far cry from the consistent...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou: Matty Mauk redefines moronic

It doesn’t matter when University of Missouri, Columbia quarterback Matty Mauk snorted the cocaine like substance. It just matters that it happened. So, for all the apologetic defensive Mauk supporters, do yourself a favor and drop the shield and pick up a torch. When Mauk was abruptly suspended this past season, few people knew the details. Foul play or behavior was suspected...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Get a Beatdown in Chi-Town

  photo by: nhl.com Going into tonight I had high hopes for this game. It was supposed to be two heavy-weight divisional rivals going at each other like a couple of starving junkyard dogs, fighting over a juicy t-bone steak. What we got was a three-hour waste of time. The Blues had so much to gain from a win tonight. Confidence and momentum going into the all-star break, a reward...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Lose 2-1 to Avalanche

Tonight was another heavy weight bout between two opposing goalies. Both teams came out with guns blazing ready to fire shots on net. But in the end it was the Avalanche’s offense that was able to give their goalie the win. A 2-1 shootout victory that could have easily have went the other way. And most importantly, probably should have. If there was a silver lining in this game...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Guns Lead Blues to 2-1 Win Over Detroit

As another episode of an old rivalry took place in Detroit it was the young guns of St Louis that led the Blues to a 2 -1 win, in another match that came down to the closing seconds. Brian Elliott had another solid performance, stopping 29 of 30 shots, the only goal coming from a 6 on 4 Detroit power play. Elliott was again forced to pick up the slack as the Blues defense was out...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko Leads Blues to a Dominating 5-2 Win

After a five game scoreless streak Vladimir Tarasenko was able to notch his 25th goal of the season and in the process awaken a sleepy St Louis offense that had been mostly absent for the last couple months.  After taking the puck off of the far boards Tarasenko was able to out muscle two defense men and beat Zatkoff on the far post to tie the game at two a piece. Tarasenko’s...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Need Better Play Not Better Players

I am writing this on the eve of what was supposed to be an exciting day. Every supposed expert I follow on twitter and watch on TV told me that today was definitely the day that a high profile trade was going to take place between Tampa Bay and St Louis. In fact, some would have you believe that Jonathan Drouin and Kevin Shattenkirk were only minutes away from bumping into each other...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

A bit of everything– Cardinals news from Winter Warm-Up

The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting their Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up this weekend at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch hotel this weekend in downtown. The festivities will wrap up on Monday. The Winter Warm-Up, an event in which all proceeds benefit area children, dates back to 1997. The annual occurrence signals that baseball is just around the corner, and it is— pitchers...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues vs Canadians: Young talent powers Note

Another wild and crazy game from Scottrade Center for the St. Louis Blues. As boring and horrible as Thursday night’s loss to Carolina was, this game was at least not boring. Although they were able to net three goals the Blues offensive woes continue, getting out shot 49-20. The Canadians out shot, out skated, and out worked everyone on the ice except Brian Elliott. For the fourth...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams: The loss of football in St. Louis isn’t end of world

Tuesday, January 12th signified the end of the line for Rams football in St. Louis. Stan Kroenke got a 30-2 vote from the NFL owners today in Houston and the Rams will call Los Angeles home once again. It’s been in the works for five years. Since Stan got here. While people can blame Francis Slay and Jay Nixon for not moving quickly enough, the NFL and Roger Goodell stuck it to...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards reach agreements with arbitration-eligible players

The last time the Cardinals went through the entire arbitration process was in 1999. This factoid will not be changing in 2016. The Cardinals were able to reach agreements with all of their four arbitration-eligible players, including Trevor Rosenthal, Brandon Moss, Seth Maness, and Matt Adams. Each has received a one-year deal. When Trevor Rosenthal, 25, secured his 45 save in...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams: Who’s the “victim”?

The St. Louis Rams are no more. The official word came down Tuesday night in Houston at the NFL owners meeting. In an over whelming 30-2 vote, the St. Louis Rams became the Los Angeles Rams…..again. I saw it coming for years, the signs were always there and I honestly had no intention of typing another word about Enos Stanley Kroenke or the Rams again until I read this quote from...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals land Korean relief pitcher Oh

On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced their agreement with closer Seung Hwan Oh. The team and Oh came to terms on a one-year deal for the 2016 season with a club option for 2017 after the righthander successfully completed a physical in St. Louis. Rumor has it that the deal and possible team option could be worth around $5 million. The addition of Oh gives the Cardinals...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Rams: Dear NFL Owners

After what seemed like an eternity its here, finally. In about 72 hours, the Chargers, Raiders and Rams will find out if they will be allowed to relocate. I’d like submit my reason’s for why the Rams should stay in St. Louis. #1- The NFL owners know that the City of St. Louis, it’s citizens, & the fans of the St. Louis Rams have done nothing to deserve losing their team...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Rams: Roger Goodell’s report seals the fate

The party isn’t over, St. Louis Rams fans, but the report that Roger Goodell unleashed Friday concerning the stadium plans for the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Rams leaves little hope for St. Louis to keep the football team in the Lou. Without rehashing the entire thing, Goodell simply didn’t trust St. Louis to come up with the money and also mentioned that the NFL...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

HoF voters suck – that is all

Jim Edmonds played from 1993-2010. In that time, he was 12th in MLB in position player fWAR. Only 6 pitchers bested him. He was top 20 fWAR over an 18 year stretch. Comparing him to other CF is even more ridiculous. Edmonds was the 2nd best CF by fWAR in that time span behind Andruw Jones. He finished just 0.6 behind Jones in 193 less PA. In those 18 years, he had the 7th most PA...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rams: Stan Kroenke officially stabs STL in the back

Thanks for nothing Stan Kroenke. **** you Enos is more like it. Yeah, it’s going to be that kind of a post so put away your keyboard gangster judgement book and settle in. The good part about being your own boss is you get to say whatever the hell you please. I am just using language that other paid sports writers are using behind closed doors where their editors can’t delete...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals: A rebound for Matt Holliday?

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday would probably like to forget his injury plagued 2015 season. I know I’d like to forget about it but I can’t because I’m curious. I’m curious to know if the quad injury that sidelined him for extended periods of time twice last season was a freak injury or a sign of his body slowing down. In baseball years, he’s entering that...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty: Mr. Versatile

A legitimate claim can be made that the Cardinals would not have fared as well as they did in the 2015 season’s last couple of months without the stunning emergence of praised prospect Stephen Piscotty. Piscotty is in a class of his own on the team, being the only player with such defensive versatility and a heavy bat. Stephen was drafted out of Stanford University in 2012 as...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Rams?

As the NFL regular season draws to a close, the Rams in St. Louis may also conclude on Sunday. I sure hope not but it just may happen. I’ve read for months and have heard this daily on the STL airwaves and frankly, it has gotten old. I just want it to end….SOON. A resolution could be near on January 13th I believe and it can’t come soon enough. I’d like to start out by saying...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Pardon Me; Here’s Another Bout of Optimism

As much grief as I tend to give Mike Matheny during the course of the year during the middle of games when tensions are high…I would like to take a moment to praise this man. Mike Matheny had never been a head coach at any level above youth baseball before the 2012 season. Entering that year, the Cardinals lost arguably the best hitter on the planet (at the time) to free agency...
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December 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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