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The Monday Ramblin’s Return. Again…

After a long hiatus from post-season baseball to the TLR retirement to Pujols departure, the Monday Ramblin’s are back. It’s only fitting the laziest column we do left without warning…

Carlos Beltran. Lots of smart Cardinals fans are hot and bothered by this one. But my philosophy on injuries is pretty simple: if you’ve had a bunch of time on the DL, you’re going to have a bunch more before it’s all said and done. So while Beltran is one of the original ‘Cardinal Killers’ and is a viable OF option for the Cards, I’m not sure going 3 years for a guy who is getting lauded for getting 100 games played in is the best option. Then again, teams are getting desperate and you’ll probably need to give 3 to get him signed. Ugh…

Movie Snot: The Adjustment Bureau. Had some time off last week and started watching this on accident from the beginning because mid-morning TV is a wasteland. Maybe not having any expectations whatsoever factored into this review – but I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. It’s clever without being too clever. Funny without going for a bunch of cheap laughs. It’s good sci-fi and good romantic storytelling. If you have HBO this month, I’d recommend checking this one out. Solid B+…

Again it’s not my money. So why not go 5/150 or 6/180 on Prince Fielder with some options in the last couple of years and a big-ish buyout? Now that we don’t have to fear the pro-Pujols fallout, can’t we agree that Fielder is probably the better big-ticket free-agent, at least 4 years from now? Doesn’t seem like anyone is all that hot and heavy with the big slugger. Why not throw that contract out there and see what happens?…

David Freese stopped by an event at a local casino this weekend while I was having dinner with some friends. The consensus seems to be that if he really is intent on becoming the face of a the franchise and perhaps more, then he’s going to need to step up the wardrobe.  Nike caps and tennis shoes on a Saturday night might have worked in AAA, but as one on-looker pointed out “the league minimum is 400K, he can do better.”…

Who would have thought when it was all said and done that Tony LaRussa would be the one that could come back to STL at the drop of the hat and own the city, not Albert Pujols?…

Much more on the Rams over at SB Nation STL later this week, but oy. I guess they’re still in the hunt for the number 1 overall draft pick, so that’s something. But now we’ve got to start rooting for the Colts and the Vikings. And at the end of the day, they’re behind in the tiebreakers, so it’s looking like the 3 spot. Right after every team wants to take Luck or Barkley. Perfect…

Friend of the site, Matt Sebek, made his debut on the Sports Plus “PIT” last night. If you didn’t stay up after the NFL game, you can see the video here: LINK HERE

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