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Notes From The Pine: The Trade Deadline Looms

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The MLB Trade Deadline is fast approaching and the St. Louis Cardinals have yet to make a big move. After the sweep of the Rockies we’re still not sure if they’re going into the break as buyers or sellers.

I still think they can move Lynn and still compete this season. Boston (David Price) and Los Angeles (Clayton Kershaw) have lost pitchers to the DL. Maybe they need a solid innings eater. Who else could be on the move is anyone’s guess. Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: The Trade Deadline Looms”

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Notes From The Pine: Cecil Turns It Around

After an awful start to the season that had many St. Louis Cardinals fans questioning his signing, Brett Cecil seems to be bouncing back.

Cecil hasn’t given up an earned run since June 7th. Allowing him to drop his ERA from 5.66 to 3.58.

He gave up his first inherited runner yesterday, July 6th, since May 25th. And he still managed to get a much needed double play to escape more trouble and help the Cardinals hold on for a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

Since June 14th, Cecil had held hitters to a .065 batting average and a .094 OBP.

Dare I say Matheny may have actually figured out how to use Cecil? Or is Cecil turning things around on his own? Continue reading “Notes From The Pine: Cecil Turns It Around”

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Cardinals vs Brewers – Jugs In The Infield

Last night, as the camera zoomed in tight on Matt Carpenter in the first inning of the Cardinals vs Brewers game, I found my eyes not drawn to the scrappy, doubles-hitting utility man, but to two mysterious orbs floating just behind his head.

I was quickly informed by my esteemed colleagues that those orbs are not an uncommon site at Milwaukee games. They belong to a woman who goes by the name Front Row Amy. Oh and her real name is Amy Williams. Continue reading “Cardinals vs Brewers – Jugs In The Infield”