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  1. Cardinals' options at shortstop

    Christina Kahrl

    Defending a pennant and with money to spend, the Cardinals, you'd think, have it made. They're the model organization, a reliable contender, well-stocked with young talent -- and they really need to come up with an alternative to Pete Kozma at shorts...

    Blog | November 16, 2013
  2. Is Pete Kozma a draft success or failure?

    Christina Kahrl

    CHICAGO -- We're in draft season, so it's easy to get excited about who your team could pick. After the draft, all 30 teams' selections will be graded and assessed and opined over, and you'll be hearing about Mark Appel for years, perhaps having alre...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  3. Cardinals' unhappy formula for failure

    Christina Kahrl

    If there's one takeaway where the defending world champs are concerned, it's this: Even wounded, these Cardinals could still fly. Most teams, you scratch a No. 1 starter, a leadoff man and a cleanup hitter, and you might expect them to be long since ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  4. Is the stretch Freese's time of year?

    Christina Kahrl

    Every season has its bright lights, new and old alike. Take the question of whose star burns brightest at the hot corner in the National League, right now. David Wright might be the obvious answer for best ballplayer at third base, but playing for th...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  5. Spending the Pujols dividend... on Furcal?

    Christina Kahrl

    As expected, after losing out on Albert Pujols the Cardinals' first order of business wasn't to sign another first baseman, it was to land a shortstop. Re-signing incumbent shortstop Rafael Furcal might not placate mortified Cardinals fans, but it di...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  6. NL Central: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    Now in its last-ever season as Bud Selig's six-team division, the NL Central gave us the league's pennant contenders, and figures to give us one of the most interesting offseasons of any division in baseball. Not least because the challenges confront...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  7. No medal for fourth place in SS race

    Christina Kahrl

    You've already seen the Jose Reyes rumors. If he makes a decision to sign with the Miami Marlins, the team would suddenly have two of the very few playable people at short between the former Met and Hanley Ramirez. Such a signing would make an alread...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  8. No time for moping in Atlanta

    Christina Kahrl

    The misery of the Braves' 2011 meltdown demands a certain resiliency and response. However, from the wreckage of the banged-up ballclub that would have been hard-pressed to replicate the Cardinals' postseason success, there's plenty of material to wo...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  9. Aching Braves and Cardinal heroes

    Christina Kahrl

    Just as you might have wondered how a Tony La Russa ballclub managed to win a title in 2006, with three games to go, the Cardinals have a shot at catching or passing the Braves. They're in a situation that, despite being a game back, most other teams...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  10. Cardinals' sin up the middle

    Christina Kahrl

    One of the key components of the stretch drive is that you have to cut bait on the things that aren't working, and start finding, trading or adding things that do. It's more important when you're locked in a tight race with few guarantees that your t...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  11. Rockies poised to win first division title?

    Christina Kahrl

    The Giants might have been the preseason favorite to repeat in the NL West, and the Dodgers' loss of Rafael Furcal won't do them many favors, but neither of those two teams are on top two weeks into the season. Who's riding high early? How about the ...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  12. Zimmerman telegram: Back in three weeks

    Christina Kahrl

    Ryan Zimmerman's departure for the DL is a different sort of disabling injury than the Dodgers watching Rafael Furcal go away for six weeks or more. Not that the Nationals have an equally valid claim for postseason possibilities -- hope and faith in ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  13. Minus Furcal, Dodgers need to rely on depth

    Christina Kahrl

    This year's Dodgers offense was already going to be something of a dependent proposition -- dependent on the availability of Rafael Furcal. If OBP is the lifeblood of any offense, Furcal was the man being counted on to deliver it from the top of the ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011