Monday, November 15, 2004

Here's a couple of good tidbits

  • has this: "The Red Sox World Series win was sheer mathematics: Number of days between Red Sox World Series triumphs: 31,459. The fabled mathematical concept, PI (of PI R SQUARED fame): 3.14159. Draw your own conclusions."
  • Baseball Prospectus, courtesy of the Cardinals link blog: "We've secretly replaced the National League Champions with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let's see who notices."
  • Random Redbird Reasoning has a great breakdown of our Cardinals.
  • Fox Sports has some interesting rumours concerning Randy Johnson and Pedro:"The Cards and D-backs may be close to a deal that would send young pitchers Dan Haren, Kiko Calero and or Rick Ankiel to Arizona for SP Randy Johnson." and "The Cards may have interest in free agent starter Pedro Martinez. Martinez, in turn, says he'd be willing to play for Tony La Russa."
  • Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener has a great list of free agents.

Enjoy, but please don't stay away too long.


Offseason Stuff

Things have been kinda sparce 'round here lately.

  • Williams option was wisely declined. I would love to see him back with us but the $8M + is a bit steep and I like the buyout. The Aging Woody is best kept only if the price is right. My feeling is that he won't be here next season.
  • Carpenter was wisely accepted and to no one's surprise, Chris will be a birdie again. With Morris and Williams most likely on their way out it was imperative to keep some semblence of last year's rotation. The key here is firepower. If you have 50 infantry soldiers great! But if I have a tank and 25 soldiers--look out! I think it should be the Cardinal's main goal to open up the wallet and get Johnson. Someone like Radke would be nice (I don't think the Twins are going to let him get away), but he still wouldn't be the big gun the Cardinals need.
  • Congrats to Edmonds, Matheny, and Rolen on pickng up brand new Gold Gloves. Well deserved and really un-debated. These three won in their respective positions hands-down!
  • Now let us all hope that the impossible will happen: Re-signing Renteria and signing a big name pitcher.


Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Bye Brian

Brian at Redbrid Nation is closing up shop. Tis a shame as that was one of the best Cardinal blogs out there. I admire him for making sure his priorities are straight. Here's to the hard work and labor of love that was the Redbird nation.