1. Albert Pujols Contract Deadline Passes: What's Next?

    Here we are, twelve hours after the comet named Albertageddon crashed down. The shock waves from the impact wasn't nearly as large as was expected, but still, it registered at least a three on the Richter scale...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 4 years ago 169 reads 0 comments

  2. Baseball's Losers: Why Can't These Teams Win?

    This was going to be the topic of the 10/25 Monday Mania, but after thinking about what I wanted to say during my first class today, I decided that so much information and thinking that goes into this topic that it truly deserved its own article...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 4 years ago 165 reads 3 comments

  3. Monday Mania: Fixing the Milwaukee Brewers, Playoffs Thoughts and Random Bytes

    It has been a while since I last penned an article here on the great B/R, so I felt like I owed it to the readers here to break away from the old and bring in the new...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 4 years ago 447 reads 2 comments

  4. Looking Ahead To The St. Louis Cardinals Offseason

    The off-season is fast approaching, with a mere few weeks left in the regular season. Of course the playoffs is the middle-man in this all, but the off-season is right around the corner...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 1,316 reads 4 comments

  5. Why the St. Louis Cardinals Acquiring Dan Haren Is Plausible

    It was back in December of 2004 that the St. Louis Cardinals first traded Danny Haren. Now, here in the summer of 2010, the Cardinals may re—acquire the former highly touted prospect...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 1,596 reads 4 comments

  6. Trading Albert Pujols: Part II

    So you know the theory to the idea. Now, it is time for an actual deal. First off, we have to create a list of teams that can afford Albert Pujols financially...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 1,226 reads 1 comments

  7. Just Blogging: My Thoughts

    I sit here and realize I haven't written Part II to my thoughts about trading Albert Pujols. I just about started writing Part II right now, but it took a backseat to this...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  8. Trading Albert Pujols: Part I

    Is this an absurd idea, or something quite plausible? Who knows really. As writers, we can only speculate and give our opinions on the matters we write about, unless they have happened ...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 994 reads 19 comments

  9. Cliff Lee to the St. Louis Cardinals Trade Possibility

    As I sit here waiting for my boring accounting professor to get done talking with some 60-year-old woman, it occurs to me that I haven't written anything in two months. Call it annoyance with the fact that no one reads my articles...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 1,370 reads 5 comments

  10. Major League Baseball Realignment: How To Do It

    Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, wants to see a more competitive balance in baseball. He wants to see teams that lose start winning all of the sudden...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about over 4 years ago 585 reads 5 comments

  11. What The Lopez Signing Means For Cardinals

    This article is a mere excerpt. If you would like to see the article in its full entirety, you can find it here at the BEV. Lopez gives the Cardinals a third, guaranteed bench rider—assuming Freese wins the everyday gig at third base...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 558 reads 0 comments

  12. Cardinals on the Farm

    This is only an excerpt from the actual story. You can read the Cardinals on the Farm @ BEV" target="_blank">full article at the BEV. Enjoy...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 370 reads 0 comments

  13. St. Louis Cardinals Need To Sign Nomar Garciaparra

    This article can also be seen at the Bird's Eye View . Enjoy. Nomar Garciaparra. He plays first base, third base, and was one of the better shortstops of the past decade. The Cardinals should sign him...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 993 reads 8 comments

  14. St. Louis Cardinals Notebook: Bench Building, Trade Idea, Other Quips

    Not long until pitchers and catchers report. Twenty days or so. Baseball season is almost here! Right now though, we talk about what the Cardinals need to do to get ready for the start of spring...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 718 reads 11 comments

  15. Mark McGwire and a Steroid Era in Perspective

    Mark McGwire has officially come clean. Late or not, he did it. And he was more sincere than any person I have seen or heard. Now, the same people who wanted McGwire to come clean are bashing the man...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  16. Mark McGwire Admits Steroid Use

    Are you happy now America? Mark McGwire has officially admitted to using steroids as a professional baseball player. Vote him into the Hall of Fame now, writers...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 189 reads 1 comments

  17. Matt Holliday Signing: Time To Get a Few Things Straight

    Matt Holliday has officially signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. Let me steal a line from Jack Buck here: "Pardon me while I stand and applaud." ... ... Okay, I'm back. Despite what pessimists say, this is a great signing for the Cardinals...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 153 reads 0 comments

  18. Wouldn't be the Worst Thing: Matt Holliday Signing Long-Term

    First off, it is officially Christmas now, at least where I live. So, Merry Christmas to all you readers! Okay, happy junk out of the way and onto business...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 5 years ago 899 reads 5 comments

  19. Let the Dominoes Fall: Matt Holliday Signing Could Instigate Mega-Trade Scenario

    What we know right now is that there is one team pursuing Matt Holliday. Despite Scott Boras' best antics, everyone that follows baseball knows only the St. Louis Cardinals are in the running for Holliday...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about almost 6 years ago 4,483 reads 37 comments

  20. How to Fix the Major League Baseball Season

    Bud Selig will be around for three more seasons, and in the midst of those three years will be working on a new collective bargaining agreement with the Player's Association...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 5 years ago 139 reads 5 comments

  21. Possible St. Louis Cardinals Trade Target: Josh Johnson

    Okay, let's live outside the box and in the realm of great possibility. Josh Johnson is an emerging ace. In his first true full season, Johnson dominated the competition with a 3.23 earned run average and a 15-5 record...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 5 years ago 1,240 reads 11 comments

  22. Handing Out the MLB All-Decade Awards

    Seeing how it is award season now, with the Rookie of the Year awards coming within the next hour, I thought it'd be good to look at this past decade as a whole and name my awards...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 5 years ago 181 reads 2 comments

  23. Why Mark McGwire's Return Will Benefit the Cardinals

    Yes, his name is Mark McGwire. It isn't Mark McGuire, nor is it Mark Maguire, because he is not related to the main character of the movie Jerry Maguire. Spelling is a virtue. He is also the new hitting coach for the St...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 5 years ago 563 reads 0 comments

  24. Best-Case Scenario: Milton Bradley

    Milton Bradley and his contract didn't work out for the Chicago Cubs. Gee, who didn't see that coming? The Cubs want to get out from under Bradley's contract, and pick up something useful in return...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 5 years ago 420 reads 2 comments

  25. St. Louis Cardinals: Offseason Personnel Plan

    The St. Louis Cardinals enter the offseason in a frustrated, yet excited state. They were just swept out of the playoffs. Matt Holliday, Mark DeRosa, Joel Pineiro, Rick Ankiel, and John Smoltz enter free agency...

    Joel Koch Written by Joel Koch about 5 years ago 540 reads 1 comments