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Food for Thought: What It Would Take for the Cards to Eventually Trade for Jose Quintana

By Kevin Wheeler | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

So, we’ve had a lot of discussions about Cardinals catchers here lately, both about the current guy and the guy who may represent the future. Yadier Molina is still playing like an All-Star, he can be a free agent at the end of the season (mutual option means both sides must choose to exercise it) …

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2017 MLB Preseason Power Rankings: All 30 Clubs

By Kevin Wheeler | March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ll be making final predictions during the last week of Spring Training, the ones that will be binding for the rest of 2017, but for now here’s how I see things stacking up in MLB in terms of the big picture. Obviously this can all change with injuries, trades, etc. 30. San Diego Padres Unquestionably …

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Here Is How MLB Can Fix Their Problems and Grow Their Fanbase

By Kevin Wheeler | February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Apparently the Rob Manfred wants games to be shorter and more action packed so he’s proposed some ideas. The MLBPA shot them down because they don’t appear likely to work and could well be disruptive to players. So Manfred went on the warpath…and now the two sides are at each others throats. In my opinion, …

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Top 10 Cardinals Storylines as Camp Begins; Is There Harmony or Discord This Spring?

By Kevin Wheeler | February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

I think the premise here is pretty simple…no need for a big setup or explanation. Alex Reyes is out for the season with Tommy John, so what are the biggest storylines we’ll be following in the wake of his loss? Is there harmony or discord in camp? I don’t want to make this too big …

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Memo to Matheny: Passive Aggressive Is a Bad Look

By Kevin Wheeler | February 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

I’m not gonna lie; I’m a bit salty about something Mike Matheny said in a recent Q&A session with ESPN’s Mark Saxon. There are some really basic comments, of course. There is also one really insightful note where Matheny acknowledges that he’s a bit “envious” of guys like Dexter Fowler who can mix professionalism with …

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Major League Baseball 2017: The Contenders, Pretenders and the Tweeners

By Kevin Wheeler | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

So I thought this would be a fun exercise a couple of weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting for duty in Florida and Arizona…where do all of the Major League teams fit in? Who’s dangerous…who is not…and who could go either way. Let’s take a look. Contenders Boston Red Sox – They’re deep, they’re …

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2017 Cardinals’ Talent Should Provide Bounce-Back Year and a Playoff Appearance

By Kevin Wheeler | January 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

All of us who follow the Cardinals have talked all season long about what we think their needs are, where their weaknesses are and all that. And we aren’t wrong, the Cardinals have flaws. Of course, so do most teams at this point. Even with those concerns, the Cardinals still have plenty of talent. In …

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The Cardinals’ Current Top 10 Prospects (plus a few more)

By Kevin Wheeler | January 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

A lot of the publications that cover baseball prospects are putting out their organizational, positional and (eventually) top 100 lists at this time of year so I figured I’d join in the fun. In a past life I was actually the “Minor League Baseball Expert” for the Sporting News and for about the first 10 …

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Your 2017 St. Louis Cardinals: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Every Key Player

By Kevin Wheeler | January 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

We’re close enough to the start of Spring Training to start diving deeper into the Cardinals Best/Worst case performances and we know enough about how the team will look so this isn’t an exercise in futility or massive projection. Sure, there’s some projection involved but what would you expect at this time of year? I’ll …

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Your Friday Football Fix and Picks: There’s a Ton on the Line for the Lions and Packers

By Kevin Wheeler | December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once again, I’m gonna jump right into the picks this week…with comments on the games that grab my attention. This week is obviously a bit of a crapshoot with so many playoff teams having nothing on the line. There will be a bit of coin flipping this week. LOL. Keep in mind that there are …

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