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    Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on the state of the Cardinals

    Really interesting read for Reds fans from the PD's main columnist. A taste:

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/colum...b0904cc1f.html

    The rest of the article has some pertinent speculation on a rift between Lagenius and the current GM, and some kind words for Walt.

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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    Also in today's Post Dispatch, this on the challenges facing the Cards this off-season. Contrasted with Cincy, it's eye-opening:

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...2b1c24b7e.html

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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    I've been reading the St. Louis websites all month, and from what I've read, I'd be shocked if Larussa returns there next season.

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    They're calling for LaRussa's head in StL

    A lot of St. Louis fans have had enough of manager Tony LaRussa. His ego seems to be finally getting to them and it looks like Colby Rasmus has found himself to be in the same doghouse Scott Rolen was in. It may be a Rasmus or LaRussa situation for 2011. If LaRussa sours on you, you're done. Not sure the Cards brass will make the same mistake they did by shipping Rolen out.

    With the emergence of the Reds and all the young talent coming, I think St. Louis is left scurrying to figure this stuff out.
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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    The Cardinals are 52-55 over their last 107 games. A franchise that proudly deploys a nucleus of run producers Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday, starting pitchers Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia and top MLB defensive catcher Yadier Molina has managed to win only six games more than the Kansas City Royals since May 4.
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    Re: They're calling for LaRussa's head in StL

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    Re: They're calling for LaRussa's head in StL

    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    Re: They're calling for LaRussa's head in StL

    Isn't that the same as this thread from earlier this morning?

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85436
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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    Yeah, taking the long view, it is rather amazing.

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    Re: They're calling for LaRussa's head in StL

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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    From the second article:

    Healing a Rift

    Promises of healing a longstanding organizational rift between major and minor leagues have not been kept. Duncan and bullpen coach Marty Mason convened a meeting of minor-league pitching coaches during spring training. The meeting grew contentious, according to several who attended, and communication between levels all but ceased.

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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    Also from the second article:

    Accurately Gauging Organizational Depth

    The Cardinals opened the season unable to identify their so-called No. 6 starter while carrying an unwieldy roster of six outfielders that listed Allen Craig, Nick Stavinoha and Joe Mather as its depth.

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    Re: Bernie Miklasz (Post Dispatch) on Cards/Reds

    If the Cardinals are banking on minor league free agents and the like to return them to the upper echelon on the National League after a year's absence, they will probably again be on the outside looking in during the 2011 season.

    St. Louis needs a RF (especially considering Ludwick's ill-fated trade), two or three infielders surrounding Pujols, and two starting pitchers.

    That's a lot to look for in one off-season, especially considering that the Cardinals are not going to be big spenders on the free agent market due to Pujols' salary.
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    Re: They're calling for LaRussa's head in StL

    As much as he gets on my nerves, he's done a hell of a job in St Louis in his time there. They had finished in the middle of the pack under Joe Torre for several years. There was a time when the Reds outdrew them at the gate as well, in the mid 90's, I think.
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