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Baseball Off Season

Yes it is the off season.  And things are still happening!  April 4th come faster!!!!

The biggest/latest news from the Cardinals:

  • Lackey (pitcher) went to the Cubs.  No surprise there.  Well maybe the Cubs was the most surprising part.  Him moving on...no surprise.  He had an outstanding 2015, but I feel like I even read an article in the middle of the season with a tone that he was preparing for 2016 with a new ball club.  The Cardinals made him an offer.  It wasn't enough money.  The Cubs:  they have money.  And we move on.  (Read more)
  • Lynn (pitcher) is out next season.  He had Tommy John surgery as soon as this season ended and it has quite a recovery time.  Can we expect a Wainwright-like return in 2016?  Probably not.  Considering this and the above bullet.  Bring on the pitchers (although they say we still have a lot)!  (Read more)  
    • I do hope to see Marco Gonzales make a reappearance in 2016 after an injury filled 2015
  • Jay is leaving!  I speak for all of Cardinal nation when I say we are upset.  This was not his choice this was a trade and we will all miss him dearly.  Another reason why I could not have this job.  Kelly, Craig, Miller, the list goes on, would all still be wearing the redbird on their uniforms.  We'll miss you Jay!  (Read more and from Jay)
  • And Cruz!  I'll miss you too!  I thought he killed it when Yadi was hurt in 2015.  (Read more)
  • Please no to Cueto.  Yes, I remember the clearing of the benches.  See, I'm too emotional about the whole thing.  See above bullets.  (Read more)
  • Thank you, Yadi.  (Read more "Yadi is fierce and fiercely loyal." and his instagram post)
  • I can't help it.  I just don't like the Cubs.  "...the Cubs continue to have the financial ability to bid on Heyward. They also could benefit from driving up the price on the Cardinals, a ploy the same front office used against the New York Yankees while in Boston..." (read more)
  • Negotiations with Heyward continue.  Heyward has only been with the Cardinals for a year.  And he's good, but he seems to be asking for a lot (my opinion).  A year probably isn't enough time to judge.  (Read more here and opinion here)
"Admittedly, it’s December, and we’re talking how the manager will manage his proud, prized catcher next spring — this is what makes St. Louis St. Louis." (same article as above)

We shall see how it all shakes out...

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