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David Ortiz Retirement Announcement is an Ego Trip

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In announcing his retirement early on in the offseason, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz may have indulged himself a bit too much. Preseason retirement announcements are reserved for historic players, and while Big Papi is among the best designated hitters to have played the game, with three World Series Championships to boot, he’s not in the conversation with Biggio, Gwynn, etc. ...

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Lance Lynn Showed Next Level Toughness Playing Through Injury in 2015

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Of course the news that Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn will miss the 2016 season following Tommy John surgery is disappointing…but in another way it’s impressive to realize Lynn pitched a good part of his 2015 season while injured. It’s tough enough to play professional baseball while healthy, let alone playing while hurt. But to actually succeed while playing through injury? That’s a whole ...

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The Cardinals Don’t Have to Overpay for Heyward

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There’s no denying Jason Heyward’s contribution to the Cardinals in 2015, but that’s no reason to overpay for him in free agency. Consider the offensive firepower this club has seen from rookies this season who’ll likely be competing for playing time come 2016. Now, should GM John Mozeliak really go crazy to sign a high-dollar free agent? The price tag some ...

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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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