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Notes From The Pine: The Weird Journey of Juan Nicasio

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The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Juan Nicasio from the Philadelphia Phillies in one of the weirder post trade deadline deals.

Initially the Pirates placed Juan Nicasio, their second best reliever, on revocable waivers giving National League teams first dibs at claiming him from worst to best.

A “direct competitor” of the Pirates did claim him, but let Pittsburgh no they had no interest in making a deal and only claimed him to block another National League team from acquiring him. It’s not known exactly who that director competitor is, but one would think it was the Brewers or the Cardinals. Perhaps Milwaukee when the Cardinals had passed them in the standings. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: The Weird Journey of Juan Nicasio”

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All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: First Base

Our countdown of the best St. Louis Cardinals players since the year 2000 continues with a look at first base. A position that was dominated by one man for the majority of the 2000s, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of debate to be had among the 2 and 3 spot.  Continue reading “All 2000s St. Louis Cardinals: First Base”