Really tough to figure out a good post for a day like today. The Warm-up is over, so the news flood is over. We’ve talked about most of the facets of the ’08 team already. Which means, when you can’t figure out what to say, find people that can (and do it better than you do anyway.)
Good discussion of what to do about Jason Isringhausen over at VEB today. I think most of us have just naturally assumed that Izzy would be let go at the end of the season so that the Cardinals could get the draft picks. But with him saying he’d like to stay in St. Louis, that’s not a slam dunk move. I like to see the home town guys stick around, but I don’t know if keeping him will be worth the price tag, especially if that keeps us from making a bigger move in the free agent market next year.
Also, the All-Time Cardinal Team Simulation is going on over there. You can use this handy-dandy page to keep up with the results and find links to the writeups.
Deaner faces a big dilemma, one that comes to most of us in fandom. Help the man decide what to do about his cap.
There were some unhappy fans due to Albert Pujols’s lack of interaction in his autograph line during the Warm-up. Tom at CardinalsGM asks if players owe the fans some niceness in those situations.
There’s always plenty to read at Future Redbirds. Erik has gone back and done a retro review of Yadier Molina’s minor league numbers inspired by Molina’s new contract. Kujo examines Molina as well over at Rockin’ the Red.
Dan at Get Up, Baby! hits a few of the highlights from the past week.
Mike didn’t take kindly to the news that Hal McRae would be wearing #15 this year. I can’t say that I blame him, unless it is supposed to be some sort of honoring-the-player thing.
Tomorrow, we’ll see what some non-Cardinal blogs are talking about, so if you have a favorite baseball blog you want to lift up, post it in the comments and I’ll take a look.