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The Case for Lackey Over Garcia for Playoffs Game One

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Approaching the playoffs, a main question for the Cardinals has been who will take the mound as the team’s starting pitcher for game one. Manager Mike Matheny seemingly has a choice between John Lackey and Jaime Garcia. Tough decision, as both have proven themselves capable this season. If I’m Matheny, I’m putting Lackey on the bump for game one. The veteran has ...

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Strong Case for Mike Matheny Over Joe Maddon for Manager of the Year

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There should be no debate about who this season’s Manager of the Year is in baseball. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny deserves the nod. This past spring training, analysts had the Cardinals taking the NL Central crown once again. St. Louis is on the way to winning the division, but with an entirely different team. Injuries have plagued the 2015 Cardinals to the ...

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There’s a Case to be Made for Piscotty Over Adams at First Base

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The more playing time Stephen Piscotty sees, the more amazing it is to consider how advanced this Cardinals prospect is. Piscotty approaches an at bat with the plate discipline and slow, early rhythm of a veteran, never trying to do too much. Tuesday versus the Pirates, Piscotty knocked a hit with two strikes and a runner in scoring position to tie the game in the ...

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How Cautious is Too Cautious for the Cardinals’ Young Pitchers?

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Having grown up watching baseball in an era when pitchers throwing complete games was almost a given, it’s sometimes strange to watch how closely the Cardinals (and every other team) monitor innings pitched for their staff. It’s understandable, in a way. Considering the contracts pitchers are signing today, no manager or general manager wants to have a pricey young pitcher blow out his ...

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Holliday is Out, But Mozeliak’s Trade Shows He’s Not In Panic Mode

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The excitement surrounding Matt Holliday’s return didn’t last long. There’s no sugar coating the fact; losing Holliday again is a blow to a Cardinals offense that’s struggled all season long to put runs on the board. GM John Mozeliak’s trade for Brandon Moss from the Indians for minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky does a bit to calm nerves, but Moss won’t ...

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Go with Piscotty or Make a Trade; Considering the Cardinals’ Options

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In a season where the Cardinals’ offense is lacking any sign of consistency, it’s fortunate the team can at least rely on veteran Jhonny Peralta to come through in clutch moments. Case and point, the shortstop’s ninth inning homer versus the Cubs Wednesday night to give the Cardinals the win. Despite the Cards’ having the best record in baseball, the club has been ...

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