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Grades for All Every 2017 First-Round NFL Draft Selection

By Kevin Wheeler | April 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

I know what you’re thinking. “Grading a draft immediately after it happens is stupid.” You’re right. It is…unless you establish clear guidelines before offering up grades. Here are those guidelines for this blog post: 1) These are preliminary grades – think of them as the grades you received in school during the first quarter of …

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Another 2017 NFL Mock Draft (For Entertainment Purposes Only)

By Kevin Wheeler | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Well, I’ve done this every year for the 20+ years I’ve been in the radio business and believe me when I say it’s for entertainment purposes only. I’m making no effort to predict what will happen in the first round of the draft on Thursday night, I’m simply offering up my own opinions. I treat …

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At What Point Do the Cardinals Need to Change Their Course?

By Kevin Wheeler | April 14, 2017 | 9 Comments

This is a question that’s been going through my mind for the last few days after the team’s slow start. Keep in mind that I’m not suggesting NOW is the time to be changing course, I’m just wondering out loud when that time might be. So far 2017 looks a whole lot like 2016 and …

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Cardinals Need to Stop With the Experiments if They Want Defensive Improvement

By Kevin Wheeler | April 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

I like Matt Adams. He’s a good guy, he works his butt off and he hits right handers pretty darn well. Heck, he’s a pretty good defensive first baseman too. But he’s not an outfielder. To be fair to Adams, that’s not his fault. The problem here is that the experiment didn’t even get started …

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Full 2017 MLB Preview: The Cardinals Make Their Postseason Return

By Kevin Wheeler | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a scattered, subpar performance in 2016 the Cardinals will get back to the postseason in 2017 because of the lessons learned last year. This will not be a dominant team, they’re not a lock, but they will be 5-6 games better than last year’s ugliness and that will be good enough to earn a …

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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 | 1 Comment

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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