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  1. Taveras debut triggers big Cards questions

    Christina Kahrl

    We've been waiting for this for a while, but top Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras is up. Maybe just for now, maybe not forever, but it's in his hands. Given the anticipation attending his call-up, that's just as well, since he'll be swinging the bat ...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  2. Can the Indians come back this season?

    Christina Kahrl

    Is it too soon to count out the Tribe? After Monday's walk-off win at the Tigers' expense ended their recent losing streak, it's worth looking at what has to happen to get last year's wild-card surprise back in the running in the AL wild-card race. H...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. Wins now buy Royals meaningful games

    Christina Kahrl

    A 1-0 win for the Royals to stay alive in the AL wild-card race? With Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez all playing starring roles? With Ervin Santana throwing zeroes and Greg Holland getting the save? In the broad strokes you almost couldn...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  4. Zach Britton's gem O's latest surprise

    Christina Kahrl

    The Orioles are the team that won't go away. For months now, they've been predicted to, expected to, and they have no end of excuses for why they're supposed to be long since out of the expanded wild-card picture already. Injuries, run differential, ...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  5. Move of the Day: Choo leads off

    Christina Kahrl

    Not every move involves rosters: Some just involve putting your better assets to work. Case in point: Today's lineup card for the Cleveland Indians, which featured Shin-Soo Choo batting leadoff, something Manny Acta started trying just yesterday. ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  6. Can the Cards absorb losing Carpenter?

    Christina Kahrl

    The news that Chris Carpenter is "out indefinitely" is an ominous development for the St. Louis Cardinals, but should the reigning champs hit the panic button? With their rotation's strength -- even without Carpenter -- they don't have to. This is...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  7. Fifth-place teams put 'wild' in Wild Card

    Christina Kahrl

    You probably have not forgotten baseball's best night ever. Within 90 incredible minutes of action, September 28, 2011 gave us the spectacle of the Cardinals, Rays, Red Sox and Braves playing four different games and determining their destinies on th...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  8. Wild pitches affect NL wild-card race

    Christina Kahrl

    It's days like this that can get you upset with the sheer injustice of it all. Six months, 162 games, and it all might come down to ... a missed pitch or two? Whether you want to blame the pitcher or the catcher or both on a ball that comes loose and...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  9. Angels turn wild card into three-team race

    Christina Kahrl

    Just when you might have been ready to count out the Angels, the mess in the AL East has helped bring them back into the AL wild-card race. Thanks to the Orioles' 6-4 comeback win over the Red Sox, which was sandwiched between the Rays' losing both h...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  10. Matt Stairs retires

    Christina Kahrl

    It's time to say good-bye to the Wonder Hamster once and for all, because Thursday Matt Stairs announced his retirement. The game's poorer for it, as baseball's all-time record-holder for pinch-hit home runs (with 23) shuffles off to card shows and p...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  11. Rating the rotations: Cards, White Sox best

    Christina Kahrl

    The Cincinnati Reds should be glad that they're retooling their rotation as they approach the quarter-season mark, because thus far its been the worst in the National League, per Baseball Prospectus' Support-Neutral Winning Percentage, or SNWP. SN...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  12. Kahrl's NL picks: Marlins to win wild card

    Christina Kahrl

    It has been said that the Romans rioted the first time they listened to a Greek philosopher who argued first one side of an argument, and then the other. Since I advanced an argument for why the Cardinals are still favored to win the NL Central by on...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  13. MLB - Baseball Prospectus has fixes for the St. Louis Cardinals, ...

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball Prospectus has cures for the Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs, Astros, Reds and Pirates.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2009
  14. MLB - Baseball Prospectus - Rays underachieving, Rangers ahead of...

    Christina Kahrl

    As teams hit the midpoint of their schedules, Baseball Prospectus pauses to examine which teams are performing above or below preseason projections, plus which teams have just been unlucky.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2009