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Covering All the Bases: Good and Bad from Cardinals Spring Training

By Chris Files | March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

– What should we pay attention to in Spring Training? What should we note and what should we ignore? – Good first impression on Dexter Fowler – What does Michael Wacha’s spring success mean? – What makes Wacha so unhittable when he is on? – How crucial is the Cardinals’ pitching success if they can …

Covering All the Bases: Cardinals Bullpen Outlook for 2017

By Chris Files | February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Plenty of news from Cardinals Spring Training: -Travis and Charlie give their first reaction to the Alex Reyes injury -How the Reyes injury affects the Cards this year and does it hurt them more next year than this? -Alex Reyes not being penciled into the rotation by Mo. Are we okay with that? -The outlook …

Covering All the Bases: Cardinals Fans Flip Over PECOTA Projections

By Chris Files | February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

–PECOTA projections have Cardinals at 76 wins. Do we agree? –Initial reaction to the projections and what would have to go wrong for that to come to fruition –Alex Reyes not being penciled into the rotation by Mo; Are we okay with that? –Wacha will need to be a big part of saving Alex Reyes …

Covering All the Bases – The Cardinals’ Hackgate Penalty

By Chris Files | February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

-Assessing the Cardinals’ penalty with HackGate -Thoughts on what was gained and how it affects the Cards’ image -Cardinals get four players named to MLB.com’s Top 100 prospects -Carson Kelly; his potential and the potentially awkward situation the Cards could find themselves in with Yadi and Kelly soon -Overall Cards system replenishing which may be …

Covering All the Bases – The Yadier Molina Conundrum

By Chris Files | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

–Takeaways from the 2017 Hall of Fame class –Alleged PED users – is the stance softening? –Will Pete Rose ever make it? –Next Year’s Class and all the Atlanta Braves going in –Adding another LH bat in the Outfield –Kolten Wong – is he one of the biggest keys of 2017? –What are Wong’s biggest …

Covering All the Bases – Do the Cardinals Have a Shutdown Ace in 2017?

By Chris Files | January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

–Any worry with starting pitcher playing in World Baseball Classic? –Why guys like Alex Reyes and Carlos Martinez pitching in the WBC may be more worrisome than others –The difference between WBC and regular Spring Training workload –Do the Cardinals have a shutdown ace entering 2017? Is Carlos Martinez that guy? –What Martinez has to …

Covering All the Bases – Brian Dozier to Cardinals Rumor

By Chris Files | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

–Breaking down the Brian Dozier rumor –Minnesota just trying to drum up extra interest in Dozier –Where would he fit? Lets stop acting like players can just move positions with ease. He’s a 2nd baseman not a 3rd baseman –Breaking down the Edwin Encarnancion deal for the Indians and why it makes sense for them …

Covering All the Bases – Matt Carpenter’s Changing Role with the Cardinals

By Chris Files | December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

–Breaking down Matt Carpenter’s interview with Bernie Miklasz…what Fowler brings to the Cards lineup –On Matt Carpenter as a 3-hole hitter –A potential lineup with Fowler, Diaz, and Carpenter leading off and what that does for a team? –Crushing the narrative that Carpenter can’t hit outside the leadoff spot –Charlie and Travis give their three …

Covering All the Bases – What Dexter Fowler Means for the Cardinals

By Chris Files | December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s the rundown: –Cardinals sign Dexter Fowler and we give our thoughts on the deal –What does this do for the lineup? –Fowler’s leadership quality and why that can’t be overlooked –Are the Cardinals done? Should they be done? –Are they missing a middle of the order bat and could Edwin Encarnancion fill that? –Losers …

Covering All the Bases – Cardinals Winter Meeting Strategy

By Chris Files | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

–The Winter Meetings and what goes on behind the scenes –The Nationals making a lot of noise at the Winter Meetings –The closer market and how Mark Melancon signing with the Giants affects that –Cubs’ strategy in the closer market and how the Cardinals might have been trend setters there. –Quick hits on former Cardinals …