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Bagging Batista was a Good Start; Now it's Franklin's Turn

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanThe Cardinals’ recent release or reliever Miguel Batista was baseball’s version of what is commonly called a ̶...

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The Myth of the Quality Start

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanIt is not uncommon that when a starting pitcher is removed from a game you will hear a baseball announcer refer to the pitcher...

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The Bautista Bubble is Bound to Burst

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanMiguel Batista as a bullpen innings-eater is another failed attempt by the Cardinals to catch lightning in a bottle with cheap...

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Franklin Failing

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanThe first ten games of the Cardinals’ 2011 season have shown what may be the most glaring weakness not addressed during ...

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$300 Million Man?

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanWill Albert Pujols be the first $300 million dollar man in baseball when he signs a new contract?It has been reported that Alb...

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$300 Million Man?

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby Vaughan Will Albert Pujols be the first $300 million dollar man in baseball when he signs a new contract?It has been reported that Al...

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$300 Million Man?

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby Vaughan Will Albert Pujols be the first $300 million dollar man in baseball when he signs a new contract?It has been reported that Al...

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Pujols a Cubbie?

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanI generally detest pre-season prognostications by so-called experts. They are so unflatteringly wrong and the prophets so comp...

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Mozeliak Misses the Mark

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanLet me see if I have this right – five of seven everyday players batted lower than their career averages while the bullp...

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2010 Cardinals Report Card

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanThe season is over and preparations for a new year are beginning. Let’s take a position-by-position look at the 2010 Car...

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Congrats to Walt Jocketty and the Reds

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanYou have to admit that the Reds know how to win a championship title in style. Jay Bruce connects for a game-winning, title-cl...

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The Post-Dispatch Sports Section is Sub-Standard

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanAt the risk of revealing just how close I am to the age of the dinosaurs, I will make the comment that newspapers used to empl...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Fan

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby Vaughan5. Does anyone else get the feeling that the team is just mailing it in?4. Do Tony’s “match ups” really make...

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The Dream is Over – Now the Nightmare Begins

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanAny flickering hope that the Cardinals would pull themselves together and right the ship is all but officially extinguished.If...

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This Dog Barks But Just Won't Bite

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanLast night’s game is a microcosm of the entire season for the Cardinals. They had just won four games in a row and had t...

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Pedro Who?

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanSince thumping the Reds in Cincinnati for a 3-game sweep a week ago, the Cardinals have gone 1-4 against the Cubs and Brewers ...

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I Love Brandon Phillips

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

By Mark Ashby VaughanBrandon Phillips, 2nd baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, has accomplished what Tony LaRussa, John Mozeliak and the so-called tea...

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Dingers and Dollars

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

Alex “A-Rod” Rodriquez finally hit his 600th career home run the other day, going 9 for 46 after dinger number 599.A-Rod now joins Barr...

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5 Reasons it is Good to be a Cardinals Fan

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

We’ve bolted past the midway point of the season. We saw a brief flash of brilliance.And now the dog days of summer are upon us.Reflecting up...

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5 Reasons the Cardinals Won't Be in the Playoffs in 2010

By MarkAshbyVaughan @ Redbird Universe

Winning eight games in a row was nice. But let’s not get carried away from reality. Thank goodness the mighty Cubs were there to prevent us f...

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