Viva El Birdos Op/Ed

*The Remains of the Game

Post-break reflection and a glance at the schedule ahead.

The Cards should bench Craig and play Taveras


The time has come.

The Cardinals should demote Oscar Taveras


With Matt Adams set to come off the disabled list, the Cardinals should send Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A Memphis, where he can play every day.

*Everything is not Mike Matheny's fault

Criticizing the manager is part of a fan's right, and Mike Matheny has come under fire this season for many questionable decisions. The players are responsible for wins and losses, but the manager...

*Could expansion decrease strikeout rates?


The past six years have seen an increase in strikeouts throughout baseball. Different proposals have been made to change rules to make them more friendly to hitters, but expansion could produce a...

Will the rash of pitcher injuries change baseball?


More pitchers are getting injured. Is it a correctable problem?

Peter Bourjos buried on the Cardinals' bench


The Cardinals acquired Peter Bourjos to be the primary centerfielder this offseason, and for the first two weeks of the season, he received a vast majority of the starts. He has quickly moved from...

The Cards' demotion of Wong makes little sense


A few days later, St. Louis Cardinals management's stated rationale for demoting Kolten Wong still doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense.

*Appreciating Albert Pujols from afar


Albert Pujols reached one of baseball's great milestones in hitting 500 home runs, but he did it for another team. Many were bitter when he left St. Louis, but now is a good time to appreciate the...

*Exploring the vagaries of instant replay...


Anything? Something? As with all instant replay across all sports, the heart is in the right place, but the unintended consequences of the system have done umpires, players, and fans a tremendous...


Jaime Garcia: The Good News & the Bad News


The good news is that doctors couldn't find anything structurally wrong with Jaime Garcia's surgically repaired throwing shoulder this week. The bad news is that Garcia is still trying to come back...

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