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2011 St Louis Cardinals Regular Season Thread

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#1 InstantKarmma

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:16 PM

Matt Holliday to have appendectomy.


After Pujols's 3 GIDP, a blown save from Franklin and extra-innings loss on opening day and now this, the cloud over Busch Stadium grows darker.

#2 Buzzkill Pauley

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 01:46 PM

Holliday out 3-6 weeks, per ESPN update in the Phillies game.

#3 T. Nix

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

I'll try to keep this thread up to date.

Pujols left the game early against the Royals because of a collision with Betemit. Early reports are that it's a sprained wrist.

#4 T. Nix

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 04:24 PM

Cardinals win on a walkoff home run by Skip Schumaker.

#5 T. Nix

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

Albert's out 4-6 weeks. I don't think the Cardinals have called up anyone yet,

#6 T. Nix

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

Mark Hamilton has been recalled from Memphis to take Pujols' spot on the active roster.

#7 T. Nix

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

Miguel Batista has been released. Lance Lynn has been called up.

#8 T. Nix

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:03 PM

Maikel Cleto was sent to AA and Raul Valdes was called up.

#9 T. Nix

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:06 PM

Here's some Cardinals related links:


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cardinals Section


Joe Strauss Twitter


Derrick Goold Twitter.

The Cardinals current 40 man roster can be found here:


Edited by T. Nix, 23 June 2011 - 10:10 PM.

#10 T. Nix

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 03:40 PM

Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ryan Franklin has been released.

#11 allmanbro

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:03 PM

Pujols available off the bench tonight after only two weeks (expected time was 4-6 weeks)

I hope I am just being overly wary here, but this strikes me as irresponsible. I suppose the race is tight, but this is a pretty big gamble.

Does anyone know of players that have come back early from a similar injury?

#12 allmanbro

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:06 PM

Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Ryan Franklin has been released.

Thankfully. His standard numbers were great in '09, but even then his peripherals were not all that strong. They should have known he was never good enough to stick at closer on a playoff team . . .

#13 T. Nix

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:11 PM

Also, Tallet is on the DL.

#14 T. Nix

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

Dickson down, Walters up.

Laird was activated from the DL, Hamilton was sent down. Cardinals are carrying 3 catchers.

Augenstein was DFA to make room for Walters on the 40 man roster.

#15 allmanbro

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:32 PM

Cards extend Jaime Garcia:


Four years guaranteed, with a fifth and sixth year club options. $27 million guaranteed, with the options bringing the total value to $50 million. As far as I can tell, this buys out his arbitration years and his first year of free agency (correct me if I'm wrong). This takes him through his age 28 season (30 with the options).

This seems to me like a great deal for the Cards. As good as Garcia's been, he'd get a lot more than this in arbitration. The total commitment of $27 is not very much, so not huge risk involved. The club options are huge for the cards, since they are apparently only in the $11 million range. He doesn't have to be much better than league average for this to be worthwhile, so it'll be a good deal basically as long as he can stay healthy.

edit: math

Edited by allmanbro, 14 July 2011 - 02:55 PM.