1. To Relieve or Start? That is The Question...

    Adam Wainwright is currently on a rehab assignment at Class AAA Memphis. What is he doing? Being groomed as a reliever. Why? I wish I could say...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 189 reads 3 comments

  2. Inside The Numbers: Who Has The Experience Edge?

    Phew, what a win by the St. Louis Cardinals. They won 12-3 over the Chicago Cubs, in impressive fashion too. I look at that game and wonder to myself how in the world the Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers can stay in contention...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 944 reads 2 comments

  3. Predicted St. Louis Cardinals 2008 Off-Season

    The St. Louis Cardinals are trying desperately to stay in the 2008 Playoff chase. I believe they still have a chance, but I’m looking at 2009 anyway. After all, the entire purpose of 2008 was to see what the Cardinals had for 2009...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 477 reads 9 comments

  4. Felipe Lopez...Savior?

    I know, it's hard to imagine that Felipe Lopez would be a savior. Of course, I have been saying for weeks now that the Cardinals need a real spark, something that could be on the field every night...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 428 reads 1 comments

  5. St. Louis Cardinals and Releasing: A Recurring Trend?

    The St. Louis Cardinals released Matt Clement on Saturday (8/2). Could this be a recurring theme for the Cardinals down the stretch. I for one hope it is. The Cardinals have two players hogging payroll that don't provide for the team...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 108 reads 2 comments

  6. St. Louis Cardinals: What Are They Missing?

    You can make the argument that the St. Louis Cardinals are missing a left handed reliever. You can also make the argument that they are missing an impact bat to put behind Albert Pujols...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 353 reads 11 comments

  7. Ivan Rodriguez Traded to the Bronx

    Well, the Yankees have found their new catcher for the rest of the year. Ivan Rodriguez was just dealt to the New York Yankees, according to ESPN.com and ESPNEWS. The terms of the deal are unknown...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 309 reads 0 comments

  8. Another Created Three Team Trade

    Ok, let me add my disclaimer here: this trade is not being discussed by the teams. I created this trade in my wee little head. Don’t expect this to happen. It’s false; it’s just something fun to think about...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 192 reads 2 comments

  9. Could Manny be Manny in St. Louis?

    According to Buster Olney (you'll need ESPN Insider access to see the blog), the Red Sox are fed up with Manny Ramirez. They are tired of his excuses for not playing. Olney thinks that the Cardinals could be a landing place...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 1,179 reads 6 comments

  10. Breaking News: Anthony Reyes Traded to Cleveland

    Well folks, the Anthony Reyes saga in St. Louis has officially ended today. He was dealt to the Cleveland Indians for Class AA RHP Luis Perdomo (and cash)...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 564 reads 1 comments

  11. Cardinals and Rockies: Potential Trade Partners?

    Peter Gammons reported Thursday that the Cardinals and Rockies are having discussions about Brian Fuentes. I don't mean they sat down at the table, drank some coffee and shot the breeze...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 1,961 reads 6 comments

  12. BREAKING NEWS: Xavier Nady on the Move

    Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte, formerly of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are taking physicals as we speak. Nady was pulled after one inning in tonight's (7/25) game against the San Diego Padres. Marte was seen hugging his teammates during the second inning...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  13. St. Louis Cardinals: Contender or Pretender?

    Before I start, I really want to remind everyone that I am a diehard Cardinal fan and will be until the day I die. More than likely, I'll choke to death, much like the bullpen has recently, but I digress...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 278 reads 0 comments

  14. The Cardinals Fill: Possible Three Team Trade?

    Here we are, a mere week away from the Non-waiver Trade Deadline. There have been several trades already, but more are still to come. A lot of names are still floating out on the market. There are several names that could be moving relatively soon...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 1,651 reads 16 comments

  15. The Cardinals Bullpen Solution: Jason Isringhausen?

    Now, I know Cardinals Nation, this is not what you wanted to hear. Isringhausen, though, could be the answer to a bulging problem. Recently, Tony La Russa has said that Isringhausen wants to close and that has been causing his most recent problems...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 281 reads 2 comments

  16. On The Grapevine

    Just watching and listening over the past few days, I have heard a few trade rumors. Take from these what you will. Some are out of left field, some are seriously possible...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 280 reads 0 comments

  17. La Russa Wants to Win Now?

    Yesterday, Tony La Russa told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he wanted to win now. Taken from the article "La Russa is seeking help now, not later", La Russa is quoted as saying, ...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 316 reads 0 comments

  18. Present or Future? Mozeliak's Decision Looms

    On Monday, July 7, the Milwaukee Brewers landed themselves a big fish in CC (not C.C.) Sabathia. In Episode II, Attack of the Clones, the Chicago Cubs landed themselves Rich Harden (who, when you think about it, could be a clone of Mark Prior) on July 8..

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 507 reads 4 comments

  19. Milwaukee Brewers: Looking Ahead to 2009

    Now, by no means am I a Milwaukee Brewers fan. I'm writing this article because I respect the Brewers. After saying that, I for one hope they tank in 2008 and 2009. Go Cardinals baby :-) Anyway, here we go...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 1,241 reads 7 comments

  20. Who Was Snubbed? The AL Story

    Well, here we are folks. It's July 7 and we officially know who has made the All-Star teams, outside of the Final Player Vote. This article is dedicated to the AL roster...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 541 reads 1 comments

  21. The St. Louis Cardinals' Shopping List

    As most of you can tell, I like trades and signings. It's what I live by, which is why I want to be a General Manager someday. As I write this now, I'm watching Spider-Man 3. Is that important? No, not really...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 261 reads 1 comments

  22. The St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Year Evaluations

    Here we are, late on the night of June 28 in the year of 2008. The St. Louis Cardinals currently sit at 46-36, three and one half game out of first place in the National League Central...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  23. BREAKING NEWS: C.C. Sabathia Traded to St. Louis

    Has this happened? No, not really, but it definitely could happen sometime in the next month. Lets face it: the Cardinals need a reliable ace in the rotation...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 363 reads 7 comments

  24. Welcome to the Toolbox: Where did all the Hammers go?

    The season is 2008. We're almost half way through this season, yes half. We have witnessed some remarkable things this year. From Chipper Jones batting over ...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 152 reads 0 comments

  25. New York Mets: Where They Went Wrong

    Where in the world did the New York Mets go wrong? They added Johan Santana to to their rotation and they got Ryan Church to stop the revolving door in right. What in the world has happened? Right after the 2004 season when they hired Omar Minaya...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 6 years ago 408 reads 0 comments