MILWAUKEE BREWERS vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Friday, April 9, 2010, @ 7:10 p.m. (CDT)
Dave Bush (N/A) vs. Kyle Lohse (N/A)
Saturday, April 10, 2010, @ 2:10 p.m. (CDT)
Yovani Gallardo (0-1, 3.86) vs.
Sunday, April 11, 2010, @ 7:05 p.m. (CDT)
Jaime Garcia (N/A)(1-0, 5.40) vs.
As you all know, the St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central last year and are pretty heavily favored to repeat this year. I got in touch with DanUpBaby, who manages Card's SBN site Viva El Birdos and asked him about his feelings on untucking, as well as old friend Felipe Lopez, the possibility of renewing Albert Pujols, and more. Question and answer session with Dan following the jump!
1. Albert Pujols is signed through this year, with a club option for 2011, which will assuredly be picked up. With Pujols perhaps being the best player in the game right now, what do you see the Cardinals chances of re-signing him being? In addition, how huge of a contract do you think he will get and could it potentially cripple the Cardinals chances for the future by taking up such a large percentage of the payroll?
2. Former Brewer Felipe Lopez is probably going to end up being a great deal for the Cardinals after they signed him to a one year, $1M contract for this year. The Cardinals official site has Lopez listed as the backup at 3B, 2B, and SS--is he going to be playing the role of a super utility man a la the Brewers Craig Counsell? How much playing time do you see him getting?
4. Other than Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols, which position player do you think is the biggest key to a successful season for the Cardinals in 2010?
5. Finally, the Cardinals and their fans have been at the forefront of the anti-untucking movement against the Brewers, while most Brewers fans see it as a small, fun gesture at the end of the game. What are your personal views on the Brewers untucking their jerseys after winning a game? (Noah's Note: I sent these questions prior to finding out the Brewer's had officially quit untucking)