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?
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!
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!
As the trading deadline approached in 2015, the Brewers thought they had a deal with the New York Mets. However, the deal fell apart after it was announced, supposedly because of a medical issue with Carlos Gomez, the centerpiece of the deal. The next day, fan favorite Gomez was traded to the Houston Astros along with pitcher Mike Fiers. The Brewers got top Astros pitching prospects Houser and Hader along with power hitting outfielder Domingo Santana and elite CF prospect Brett Phillips. Brewers’ fans were mostly unhappy with the deal, but a year later most observers agree that the Brewers got the better end of the deal. Continue reading Deal Interrupted – For Brewers 2016 Trade Deadline is Deja-Vu All Over Again
Last year, the story broke about a Cardinals baseball executive who was accused of hacking into the Houston Astros. Today, after a thirteen month FBI criminal investigation, 36 year old Christopher Correa, the former Director of Baseball Development for the Cardinals, pleaded guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. As part of the guilty plea, Correa was sentenced to 46 months in prison, to be followed by a two-year term of supervised release. He must also pay $279,038.65 to the Astros for damages he caused them by his actions. Continue reading Correa Guilty Plea Opens Pandora’s Box of Cyberwarfare in MLB
The Astros have made a big splash by signing Cuban star Yulieski Gourriel to a five-year $47.5 MM deal. This deal should take the 32 year-old to the end of his career, but a strong relationship with the Astros could lead to a deal that brings in his 22 year-old brother Loudes Gourriel as well. Continue reading Astros Sign Cuban Sensation Yulieski Gourriel
Ranking the best ten hitters that could be available at the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline. Continue reading Top 10 Hitters That Could Be Moved at the Trade Deadline