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Statcast introduces Outs Above Average; how do the Cardinals rank?

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs On Thursday, Statcast unveiled a new defensive metric: outs above average. Essentially, they use catch probability to determine the “expected” number of plays the average outfielder would have made given set of opportunities, and compare it to how many plays that given outfielder actually made. It’s really a

How many games would the Memphis Redbirds win in the Majors?

Memphis Redbirds

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs The Memphis Redbirds are in the midst of a historic season. On Sunday, they became the first Pacific Coast League team to win 90 games since 2006. On August 29th, Memphis manager Stubby Clapp won the PCL Manager of the Year Award. They clinched their division more than

On the Black, Episode #2: Roster shakeups alter Cardinals outlook

On the Black St. Louis Cardinals

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Welcome to the second episode of On the Black, a St. Louis Cardinals pitching-focused podcast with Joe Schwarz (@stlcupofjoe) and Zach Gifford (@zjgifford). If you missed our first episode, you can find it here. The audio for this episode is available at the end of this article. Again,

What should the Cardinals do with Lance Lynn?

St. Louis Cardinals Lance Lynn

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs This past week, Twitter user @KnuppelRodney relayed that St. Louis Cardinals GM Mike Girsch said the team would be losing Lance Lynn this offseason. Today*, Rick Hummel reported that Lance Lynn is not happy with the direction of the team, nor has not heard from the Cardinals front

The hidden improvements of Paul DeJong

Paul DeJong St. Louis Cardinals

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs You’ve already heard plenty about Paul DeJong’s burst onto the St. Louis Cardinals scene. You don’t need me to write more about that. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that I worry about the sustainability of a player with a 26.4% K-BB differential. Put another

Introducing “On the Black,” a St. Louis Cardinals podcast

St. Louis Cardinals

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Welcome to our first episode of “On the Black” with Joe Schwarz (@stlcupofjoe) and Zach Gifford (@zjgifford). OTB will be a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher-focused podcast. The audio for our pilot episode is available at the end of this article. We’ll always keep these around a half hour

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