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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

The emergence of the sinker for Carlos Martinez

Six days ago, ESPN's Buster Olney published a piece titled, "Vote: Nastiest pitch in baseball?" Surprisingly, no pitch from Carlos Martinez's repertoire was included in Olney's poll. For those unwilling to click on the link, eight pitches were included, one of each being thrown by Carlos Carrasco (slider), Yu Darvish

Greatest Cardinals Moment: Molina NLCS homer vs. Bottomley’s 12 RBI game

Jim Bottomley, Yadier Molina

Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs The second round of the Greatest Cardinals Moment bracket is underway, and if you're itching to vote, you came to the right place. This match up pits two winners from the Round of 64 from two vastly different eras, as the Molina v Bottomley battle is upon us. First, the

Greatest Cardinals Moment, Round of 32: Freese Triple v. McGee World Series homers

St. Louis Cardinals

It's time for round two breaking down the greatest moments in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals: David Freese vs. Willie McGee. #1 David Freese's game-tying triple in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series knocked off Mark McGwire's 500th career home run in the opening round with a convincing percentage

Tyler Lyons has been one of MLB’s best relievers

Since my tweet declaring that Tyler Lyons wasn't good, the 29-year-old lefty has been one of the league's very best relievers. Beginning on July 7th, Lyons has faced a total of 33 batters, striking out 15 of them (45.45%; for perspective, Trevor Rosenthal has posted a 45.6% strikeout rate during this same

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