1. Cardinals Featured In Winter Meeting Opener

    Can't say there wasn't any Cardinal news coming out of the beginning of the winter meetings.First off, Whitey Herzog, along with umpire Doug Harvey, were announced as the veteran's committee's selections for the 2010 Hall of Fame class...

    Daniel Shoptaw Written by Daniel Shoptaw about almost 5 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  2. Preparing The Ground

    Are you ready to see Matt Holliday walk?That seems to be the thrust of today's story at the Post-Dispatch. Some of the verbal dancing we've come to expect from ownership makes a return, as they ...

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  3. Decisions Made

    The Cardinals announced yesterday evening that they had made their arbitration decisions. As expected by almost everyone, they tendered arbitration to Matt Holliday, Joel Pineiro and Mark DeRosa, while allowing Troy Glaus to leave without strings...

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  4. Arbitration Day for Cardinals

    I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. Now the calendar has turned, the weather has chilled, and the hot stove is starting to be warmed...

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  5. A Time Of Thanks

    Cardinal Nation breathed a bit of a sigh of relief yesterday as Albert Pujols won his well-deserved third MVP. Pujols not only didn't lose the award, but he was one of the rare unanimous selections in NL history...

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  6. More Thoughts On The Cy Young

    If you've not seen them, my selections for the Cardinal Bloggers Awards are below. The votes are coming in from across the blogosphere and we should have some results maybe this weekend...

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  7. My 2009 Cardinal Blogger Award Ballot

    For the third straight year, the United Cardinal Bloggers are voting on the Cardinal Blogger Awards. (It's probably best that we do it, instead of having the Dodger bloggers vote for the CBA...

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  8. Cy Not In The Cards

    (OK, I'm sure that'll be a headline used by just about everyone. Nobody's ever said I was creative.)The news is out, and Tim Lincecum won another Cy Young, beating out Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright...

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  9. Big Day In Cardinal Nation

    Today's the day that Cardinal fans have been anticipating since the end of the season. We knew that Colby Rasmus wasn't going to get the Rookie of the Year award...

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  10. Not Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

    News continues to be a slow and very small trickle at this time of year, so I was a little surprised to see an interesting story on the Post-Dispatch website this morning. According to John Mozeliak, Jason Bay is not a priority...

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  11. Still Marking Time

    The dead period continues, as a few rumors might trickle out during this period before the official start to free agency but not much else. Just a slow time for a baseball fan...

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  12. Cardinal Baseball Talk

    We had a good conversation last night with Matthew Leach, Cardinal beat writer for MLB.com, on the United Cardinal Bloggers Radio Hour. The major topics were hashed out and Matthew brought some interesting thoughts into the mix...

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  13. The Beginning of Everything

    The general managers get together starting today in Chicago. While this is a preview of the big "winter meetings" that will be held next month in Indianapolis, there's not expected to be much of a ripple made in the offseason pond from this gathering...

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  14. 2009 Cardinal Blogger Awards Nominations

    For the third consecutive year, the members of the United Cardinal Bloggers will be voting on various aspects of this past season so as to bestow the Cardinal Blogger Awards...

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  15. Twigs For The Stove

    First off, congratulations to the Yankees. I'm not a Yankee hater, due to their tradition mainly. I'm not big on the fact that they spent so much and won, but when you look at how ...

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  16. UCB Roundtable: Final Question

    So sorry for the lack of posting. Between a crazy schedule at work and a lack of Cardinal news, there's just not been anything to put up.Last month, the United Cardinal Bloggers did their annual roundtable at the end of the season...

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  17. Continuing Reaction

    The ripples from Monday's press conference are still rolling around Cardinal Nation. Without Mark McGwire there to answer questions, the reverberations may continue for quite some time...

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  18. Big News On Many Fronts

    For an offseason weekend with a team already out of the playoffs, there have been some seismic shakes going on in St. Louis...

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  19. News In A Newsless Void

    As you know, there aren't many things going on right now that are Cardinal related. So you have to pick out the small nuggets that are around and blow them up into talkable topics. Thankfully, I'm a blogger...

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  20. BBA Ballot: National League MVP

    I never knew.MVP voting has always been interesting to me, nice to see who wins, interesting to see what the rationale for the voters was (if they share). Beyond that, though, I'd never given it a lot of thought...

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  21. Back In The Saddle

    Been a while, hasn't it? I've been out of the office, been busy with the Baseball Bloggers Alliance award work, and there's not been just a ton of Cardinal news to talk about. There are a few stories today, though, that I thought I'd touch on...

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  22. BBA: 2009 National League ROY Ballot

    You've heard me mention before the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. It's a group of bloggers (now 86 strong across all but two major league teams--tough to find Oakland and Texas bloggers interested) ...

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  23. Chopping Wood For The Hot Stove

    It's a cold, rainy morning here in Arkansas, which finely matches the mood of Cardinal Nation after the quick exit from the postseason. There's this kind of limbo that goes on when your team is out of the playoffs early...

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  24. The Quiet of No Baseball

    This is the way the season ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.How fitting was it that Rick Ankiel was the last out--and a strikeout at that. Rick's promise, just like that exhilarating promise of August, never quite came to fruition...

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  25. This Wasn't In The Script

    OK, wait a minute. Back up. Let's look at this again, because something isn't going quite as planned.You are telling me that the Cardinals lost BOTH games that Chris Carpenter and ...

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