Tag: david freese

St. Louis Cardinals Trade David Freese to Angels for Peter Bourjos

Posted: November 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

After a less-than-stellar 2013 campaign and post-season, the Cardinals have sent David Freese to keep Albert Pujols company in Anaheim. In addition, they’re sending reliever Fernando Salas, who played a vital part in the Cardinals’ s011 championship season but has been used sparingly the last two years. In exchange, the Cardinals get outfielder Peter Bourjos […]

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3 Down. 8 To Go.

Posted: October 10, 2013 at 2:13 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

That curveball. I’ve seen it somewhere before. Watching Wainwright face down Alvarez in the ninth, once he got him 0-2, everyone knew, just¬†knew, that filthy curveball was coming. I bet you even Alvarez knew Uncle Charlie was coming to pay him a visit. And even so, he whiffed worse than I do when I ask […]

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Cardinals Pull Within One Game of Pittsburgh

Posted: August 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Well hey, don’t look now, but the Cardinals actually managed to play some solid ball this past week. Yes, I know, earlier this season, 4-2 would be par for the course, perhaps even mediocre, but with the post-season woes the team’s gone through, a 4-2 week is a welcome respite, especially coming against Pittsburgh and […]

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Cardinals Crush Reds, Rebound in Road Finale

Posted: August 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Well then. Baseball’s a funny sport sometimes. Really, all the time. The unlikeliest of heroes can step up at any time, while the most dependable hitters can end up wearing the golden sombrero when it counts the most. The least successful teams in baseball will still win about 40% of the time, while even the […]

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Matt Carpenter: Wunderkind

Posted: June 15, 2013 at 9:49 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

He was meant to be a stopgap. With 2011 first-round pick Kolten Wong hitting his way through the minors, he was asked to learn to play second simply so the Cardinals could get his bat in the lineup. Along with shortstop, second base has been the biggest area of need for the Cardinals the past […]

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St. Louis Cardinals – One Last Measure

Posted: October 23, 2012 at 12:28 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Baseball is a game of measurement. One hit ball a half inch lower on the barrel could mean the difference between a 90-foot pop up and a 400-foot home run. One short stride can mean the difference between an inning-ending double play and another chance to score a run. One thrown pitch six inches across […]

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The Trade Deadline

Posted: August 2, 2012 at 12:41 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Note: this might be a pretty lengthy post. Read on only if you’re awesome. As a baseball fan, July 31 is one of the most exciting days of the year for me. It’s unofficially the 2/3 point of the regular season, and it’s also the non-waiver trade deadline. As a result, the two or three […]

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Cardinals Sweep Cubs, 2 Games out of Wild Card Spot

Posted: July 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

Well, this was a fun weekend. After a disheartening road trip that saw the Cardinals lose five out of six to the Reds and Brewers, the Cardinals absolutely exploded against the Cubs this weekend, outscoring them by a 23-1 margin and outhitting them 38-17. Thanks to a hockey-related bet with my lovely friend Christine (who […]

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Blues Re-Sign Perron, Oshie Expected to Go to Arbitration; Freese All-Star

Posted: July 5, 2012 at 6:23 pm   /   Local, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals

One day after the two biggest free agents agreed to 13-year contracts in Minnesota, the Blues wrapped up negotiations with one of their young stars and will likely head to arbitration with another. David Perron and the St. Louis Blues came to terms on a four-year, $15.25 million contract, Pierre LeBrun is reporting. Perron is […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Playing at Historic Pace

Posted: May 11, 2012 at 12:58 am   /   Local, Sports, St. Louis Cardinals

If you’re not excited about Cardinals baseball by now, I dunno what to tell ya. This team is good. When Pujols departed for LA (or is it Anaheim? Whatever.), I kinda figured the team would take a bit of a hit on offense. Even with the signing of Carlos Beltran, there’s no way the team […]

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