October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?

Following losing 2 out of 3 to the National League Central Division leading Chicago Cubs (93-52), the St. Louis Cardinals (76-69) travel to San Francisco, to take on the Giants in an all important four game series.  If the Redbirds have any hope of remaining competitive in the National League Wild Card race, the Cards need to continue their 2016 “Road Magic”. The Cardinals’ are … Continue reading October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?

Thirty-Nine Games to Go: Cardinals Looking for Wild Card Ticket to Playoffs!

Since dropping the first-two games of a four game set with the Chicago Cubs, the St. Louis Cardinals have won six out of their last seven games, including a five game consecutive winning streak against the Cubs, Houston Astros, and Philadelphia Phillies.  Their lone loss during this streak came at the hands of the Phillies; in the second game of a three game series. During … Continue reading Thirty-Nine Games to Go: Cardinals Looking for Wild Card Ticket to Playoffs!

Wild Thing! You Make My Heart Sing! Fifteen Teams Vying for Post Season Play!

I am not a fan of MLB’s Wild Card setup.  I value what the Wild Card offers to MLB and its fans.  Prior to the days of Divisional Play, a runaway team like the current edition of the Chicago Cubs who enjoy a 12.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, would make the rest of the season be one of a real lack of … Continue reading Wild Thing! You Make My Heart Sing! Fifteen Teams Vying for Post Season Play!

Dansby Swanson makes his MLB Debut

The first overall selection in the 2015 MLB Draft made his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves tonight against the Twins. His name is Dansby Swanson, who was originally selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the aforementioned 2015 draft, and was later traded to Atlanta along with Ender Inciarte and Aaron Blair in exchange for Shelby Miller in the off-season. Swanson is a shortstop, … Continue reading Dansby Swanson makes his MLB Debut

The Three Best of the Thirty – August Weekend # 1

These top three events are one author-fan’s purely subjective thoughts on the coolest things which happened around the thirty MLB teams this past weekend. Unlike other features, this one is totally non-quantitative. Fellow fans are welcome to cheer or jeer in the comments. Continue reading The Three Best of the Thirty – August Weekend # 1

Diamondbacks and Braves Tango

By: Daniel Satter So far, with all the moves the Diamondbacks have made could they be penciled in to own the National League West? Well, after signing Greinke the Dbacks continue to add to their weakest unit to make it one of their strongest. The Diamondbacks picked up Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier in a trade with the Braves. Now, this deal is actually more … Continue reading Diamondbacks and Braves Tango