The Friday Links

The Friday Links + ILoveMakonnen

Some things we spend money on are necessary evils. I don’t like sending the power company money, but I also, you know, like light. Other things, though? Steals. Don’t tell the good people at Spotify that 9.99/month is pretty much the best deal I got going. Just copious amounts of music all day every day. […]

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Santa And Fredbird Want To Cook You Eggs At Ballpark Village

Family friendly posts… they’re what we’re known for, right? The Cardinals don’t want to leave any dollar left in your pocket any child unappreciated during the holiday season and have announced that for the first time, Santa Claus will be visiting Ballpark Village this December to hang with Fredbird and serve you custom omelets. Here’s […]

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Bill Mueller Hired As Cardinals Assistant Hitting Coach

The most recent memory many Cardinals fans have of Bill Mueller is his .429 batting average and 8 total bases against St. Louis in the 2004 World Series. 10 years later, he joins the team he help dismember as the assistant hitting coach serving under John Mabry. The former (2003) AL batting champ brings a […]

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Jon Lester Will Not Be A Cardinal in 2015

So Jim Bowden has a Twitter account and posted this to it yesterday: Wha? Like Jon Lester? The real Jon Lester? The guy that this was written about on Boston.com? ESPN sabermetrician Dan Szymborski crunched some numbers and determined that Lester is actually worth $145 million over six seasons, an annual average of $24.2 million. […]

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2015 Cardinals Spring Training Information

Now that Jason Heyward is in the fold, Spring Training can’t get here soon enough. The Cardinals 28 game exhibition schedule begins on Thursday March 5th 2015. Because we exhausted every bit of off-season creativity with the posting yesterday, let’s regurgitate some talking points from the the e-mail the Cardinals just sent over: This is […]

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Your Jason Heyward Primer

Jason Heyward. He’s a Cardinal as of Monday morning. Woot. But you don’t know Jason Heyward. I mean, you know a little bit, but not a ton. And you need to cut through the crap and learn what you really want to know. So we’re here to help. Give me the basics. He’s 25. Throws […]

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Even Deadspin Likes The Heyward Trade For The Cards

Deadspin has had a good amount of fun of trolling Cardinals Nation recently. Here’s a smattering of headlines written just in the past couple of months: Bruce Bochy, the anti-Mathney Hate mail from Cardinals fans Cardinals fans get ugly in clash with Ferguson protesters Why the Cardinals suck But look – even they like the […]

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Reaction: Jason Heyward Is A Cardinal

Here’s some reaction to the blockbuster trade the Cardinals and Braves just announced. The Cardinals are shipping Shelby Miller (SP) and Tyrell Jenkins (P) to the Braves in exchange for Jason Heyward (RF) and Jordan Walden (RP). The GOOD: The BAD: The BRAVES FANS: The INTERESTING: Photo: Glogster

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Answering The Made Up Questions Of The Off-Season

Friends, it’s the fallow season. The playoffs are becoming more of a distant memory as the holidays draw closer. The weather is decidedly un-baseball. Free agency hasn’t really started. And spring training  is still about 100 days away. It’s time for sites like this to start making up shit to write about. And we’re not […]

The Friday Links

The Friday Links + Serial

I made this recommendation on Twitter a week or two ago, but if you’re not on board with ‘Serial’, it’s time to get on board. It’s great. Here’s the first episode: Yes. It’s a podcast. No. Listening to a podcast won’t automatically manifest a scarlet ‘D’ for dork on your chest. Yes. It’s well worth […]

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What Are The Chances Carlos Gonzalez Is A Cardinal By Opening Day?

Not good. But let’s go through this anyway. PROS: The last 2 seasons prior to 2014, Gonzalez was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner. He’s a corner outfielder. Under contract for 3 more years @ 53M total. Career .520 SLG. CONS:  He ended last season under the knife to repair a torn patella tendon. Compares […]

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The News No One Wanted About Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras was drunk. —– In 2009, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released this video of an offset crash between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Colloquialisms about old cars being ‘tanks’ or ‘indestructible’ are not only wrong – they’re really wrong. Cars built in 2014 are MUCH more safe than […]

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Saluting The Veterans On Their Day

Jay Hanna Dean was born January 16th 1910 in Lucas, Arkansas. Before the Cardinals retired his number 17 from use. Before he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame. Before he won 30 games (!) in 1934 and led a staff immortalized as the ‘Gashouse Gang’, young Dean was just a kid that wanted […]

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