// St. Louis Cardinals

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

Approaching the 100-game mark of the season, it seems that nothing is set in stone. The Rangers continue to be impressive out West, and the Cardinals have usurped the Reds, again. After touching the playoff picture, the Red Sox have rapidly fallen back. The Yankees are still the team to beat, despite Andy Pettitte’s imminent […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 7-6-10

Welcome back for another edition of the SoB Power Rankings for Major League Baseball. This edition is jam packed with thirteen teams getting nods for the ten spots, yet only one dropping from the rankings. And eight teams have either kept their previous spot or moved just one. The Twins’ recent slide out of the […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-21-10

The Rays aren’t doing so well lately, and it’s cost them. They’re now tied with the Red Sox, and dropping in our rankings. After Mark Teixeira’s grand slam, the Yankees are back on top alone. Now, they’ll visit Arizona, for three easy wins. The 2001 World Series probably still has the Yankees hating. The Rangers […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11

Another week gone, and another tumultuous time for the standings. The Mets are back in the running, for now, and the AL Wildcard race is in a virtual tie, just 1.0 games behind the Yankees. The Rays finally dropped out of the lead, having spent more time leading the division since April than in the […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 6-7-10

With another two weeks gone, the Rays are still the undisputed kings of the league, and don’t look to be on the verge of screwing that up anytime soon. Ditto for the undisputed princes of the league, the Yankees. The NL isn’t as clear cut, with everyone going nuts on each other; the East is […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

The race for the postseason is really anyone’s game, in the National League, at least. Nine teams of the 16 are in the brackets or 3.5 games out at most. In the American League, the West is a three-way race (everyone but the Mariners are 1.0 games apart), but other than that, it’s pretty safe […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

At the end of May, Minnesota is still right there with the Yankees, and there are finally two 30-game winners in the National League, but somehow those two teams are San Diego and Cincinnati. And the NL East is surprisingly still a logjam, with the Phillies only 0.5 games ahead of the Braves and 4.0 […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 5-24-10

It’s time for the second installment of the MLB Power Rankings, and it’s a good one. You have the Dodgers and Tigers threatening, and Cincinnati and St. Louis are too close to call. On the other hand, the Yankees are falling farther and farther behind the Rays, and are even losing ground in the Wildcard […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

May’s almost done, which means Interleague Part One has passed. Ever since 2004, the AL has won the season Interleague series, but the NL is up 22-20 so far, with every series going 2-1, except for the Bay Bridge Sweep of Oakland over San Francisco. The Dodgers have come surging forward in the last week […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 5-10-10

With the three other leagues possessing power rankings of their own, it’s time for baseball to get its due. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the topic, every second Monday KC and I, and hopefully more as we get our mojo working, will select our picks for the best 10 teams in baseball, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

May is here in force, and the Red Sox are not. At this point, the Sox are less entertaining than the episode of “Flavor of Love” where the girl made stool on the floor. It really happened; google it. Anyhow, the season’s progressing quite nicely, and once again the American League is much better than […]

Ryan Howard: Albert Pujols’ New Best Friend?

This week Ryan Howard became the newest star to be locked up for the long-term. Twenty-five million dollars a year for a player likely to be more suited as a designated-hitter than a first baseman within a year or two. The question becomes then, how much should a true first baseman, and better hitter to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

April is in the books, and the Red Sox have an elimination number of 131. When it goes down by about one per day, you’re in trouble. But things are are still getting closer in the pennant race; three divisions are led by 0.5 games, two by 1.5 games, and the Cardinals are leading the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

After the third week, the 8-11 Red Sox are already 6.0 games out of the division, and 4.5 games out of the Wild Card. Oakland is still ruling the roost out West, as is San Diego, which few saw coming. An eight-game win streak this early will do that. Washington is somehow above .500, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

After another week, things are starting to become normal again. Starting. The Yankees are back in charge, followed closely by Tampa. Though, Boston is only 2.5 games away from being the league’s worst team. Pittsburgh is only 0.5 games out of the wild-card slot, and Oakland is still running away with their division. We’ll see […]