Being in Arkansas, it's fairly rare that I have to spend an hour trying to get my car drivable, but yesterday's sleet/freezing rain combo lasted well into the nighttime hours, so that was how I spent my morning. How you Northerners do it all the time is beyond me.
Right now, coming up with blog posts is similar to that car de-icing. You chip away, chip away and hopefully when you get some news, you are ready to go. So consider this a chipping away entry as we wait to hear what the Cardinals are going to do next.
First off, if you liked yesterday's roundtable answers, check out all of the entries in one place
. There are some really amazing bloggers on the network that know their teams well.
Chet from 4thebirds
has set up a new blog called Cardinal Nation Ticker
. Basically, it's a place to host some live blogs during the week. I joined the crew last night
as we talked about Brian Fuentes and whether he should sign, the bullpen in general, the outfield....you know, the topics that continued to get hashed about in our waiting period. The next one is set for Thursday, so feel free to come over and join the discussion. If you are needing some Cardinal talk before then, though, head over to CardsClubhouse
and start talking!
Over at Bird Land, Derrick Goold has restarted the prospect voting. Right now he's taking votes for number 19
, so make your voice heard!
The news of the day seems to be Rafael Furcal going to the Braves
. Which is not nearly as interesting as what it means for Yunel Escobar and Kelly Johnson. The Cardinals had talked about swapping an outfielder for one of those earlier in the winter, but with Khalil Greene in the fold and Adam Kennedy basically untradable, there may not be anything there. Then again, those guys are cheap enough in salary to be able to have Kennedy as a bench/platoon guy, so maybe something will happen.
The Mike Cameron to the Yankees deal may not be happening (again)
. If the Rick Ankiel for Ian Kennedy swap was anything more than internet rumor, it might flare up again.
You may have noticed that there's a player for the UCB Radio Show up on the right side of the blog. You can listen there or, if you'd rather be mobile while listening, we now have it set up on iTunes
. Thanks to everyone that is working on that, from Tom at CardinalsGM
who set it up to Chet who is doing a lot of hosting to Nick at Pitchers Hit Eighth
who finally got it on iTunes. Great work, guys!
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