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BenFred: One more year for Pujols and Cardinals? He's capable but not planning on it

BenFred: One more year for Pujols and Cardinals? He's capable but not planning on it

Pujols is now averaging .363 with a .402 on-base percentage and a .700 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching this season
Aug 13, 2022
BenFred: Dealing righties like Brewers ace Corbin Burnes could be biggest playoff weakness for Cardinals

BenFred: Dealing righties like Brewers ace Corbin Burnes could be biggest playoff weakness for Cardinals

Small steps forward against the Brewers ace were overshadowed by an extra-innings loss
Aug 13, 2022
BenFred: MVP-like production from Goldschmidt and Arenado is limited if Cardinals can't create lineup solutions above them

BenFred: MVP-like production from Goldschmidt and Arenado is limited if Cardinals can't create lineup solutions above them

"The goal, right now, is to find some consistency at the top of the order to get on base for Goldy and Nolan," Marmol said.
Aug 11, 2022
BenFred: Brady Cook will start season-long test of Drinkwitz's ability to develop Mizzou quarterbacks

BenFred: Brady Cook will start season-long test of Drinkwitz's ability to develop Mizzou quarterbacks

The drama was over before it started. The development? It's a key to this season, and beyond.
Aug 9, 2022
BenFred: Surging Cardinals have chance to knock Brewers out of race before September

BenFred: Surging Cardinals have chance to knock Brewers out of race before September

FanGraphs now likes the Cardinals' chances to win the division (59.7%) more than Milwaukee's (40.3).
Aug 5, 2022
BenFred: Studying Matt Carpenter's comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters

BenFred: Studying Matt Carpenter's comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters

Playing the blame game helps no one, but the Cardinals need to study what they could not fix
Aug 3, 2022
BenFred: Assessing how the trade deadline affected certain current and former Cardinals

BenFred: Assessing how the trade deadline affected certain current and former Cardinals

Better spot? Tougher spot? Cardinals and ex-Cards wound up on both sides.
Aug 2, 2022
BenFred: Cardinals stopped Juan Soto check-swing from stalling pitching upgrades

BenFred: Cardinals stopped Juan Soto check-swing from stalling pitching upgrades

Stopping short on Soto can and will be debated for years, but not improving pitching was not an option.
Jul 30, 2022
BenFred: Tired Cardinals talking points won't sell with another ho-hum trade deadline

BenFred: Tired Cardinals talking points won't sell with another ho-hum trade deadline

If a quiet Cardinals deadline comes and goes, these four familiar excuses will not work
Jul 29, 2022
BenFred: Substance must define Mizzou's third season under Eli Drinkwitz

BenFred: Substance must define Mizzou's third season under Eli Drinkwitz

And the Tigers head coach knows it
Jul 28, 2022
BenFred: Side effect of Juan Soto Madness appears to be undervaluing Dylan Carlson

BenFred: Side effect of Juan Soto Madness appears to be undervaluing Dylan Carlson

Wouldn't a team leaning into win-now mode want the two outfielders playing together?
Jul 25, 2022
BenFred: In Cardinals clubhouse, differing opinions on volatile topics can coexist

BenFred: In Cardinals clubhouse, differing opinions on volatile topics can coexist

Teammates are aware of who was and who was not vaccinated against COVID-19. It’s not news in the clubhouse.
Jul 23, 2022
BenFred: Details of Matthew Tkachuk's trade to Florida should make bummed Blues fans feel better

BenFred: Details of Matthew Tkachuk's trade to Florida should make bummed Blues fans feel better

Paying Florida's price would have required parting ways with some pillars, plural
Jul 22, 2022
BenFred: St. Louis fans have two-sport trade fever over Matthew Tkachuk, Juan Soto

BenFred: St. Louis fans have two-sport trade fever over Matthew Tkachuk, Juan Soto

Bring Tkachuk home. Soto? Believe it when you see it.

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