Posted July 29, 2013 on
Cardinals scouting director Dan Kantrovitz recaps the 2013 draft from the perspective of the signing deadline, bonus pool management and target signing quantity.

Cardinals trade Marc Rzepcyznski for a minor leaguer

The Cardinals parted with another one of their struggling relievers today when they traded Marc Rzepczynski to the Cleveland Indians for minor league infielder Juan Herrera, according to Derrick Goold.   Scrabble was the last holdover from the Cardinals trade that sent Cody Rasmus to Toronto back in 2011.  He was the key lefty out of the team's pen during their World Series...

St. Louis Cardinals: Who is Juan Herrera?

(via The St. Louis Cardinals traded lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski for Cleveland Indians prospect Juan Herrera on Tuesday afternoon. First off, moving Rzepczynski was a smart decision. Scrabble was not pitching as effectively as he had in the past. Plus, the off-season acquisition of Randy Choate and the development of Kevin Siegrist and Sam Freeman made...

Cardinals' Matt Holliday returns; is he okay?

Matt Holliday was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday according to Jenifer Langosch of after passing all the necessary running tests. He started against the Braves. And it really seemed like he wasn't the same guy. Although he did get one hit in four at-bats, his 16th double of the year off Julio Teheran, he was involved in an odd play in the bottom...

Carlos Beltran Probably Shouldn’t Have Swung At This Pitch

Since I’m not Carlos Beltran, I can’t tell you what he was thinking when he swung at this pitch from Jordan Walden last night. But, seeing as how Beltran is a Major League Baseball All-Star who has been known to hit the ball quite well from time to time, I’m sure he wasn’t thinking it would land a solid two and a half feet in front of home plate. But that’s exactly what...

St. Louis Cardinals: Updated Organizational First Base Depth Chart

This is a list of every first baseman in the Cardinals organization organized by what team they are currently on. There are other players who have made starts at first base, these plays have had the majority of their starts at first. After the players name you will find their age and the teams they have played with in 2013 beginning with the earliest team. This post will be updated...

Elvis Andrus is available. Should the Cardinals be interested?

According to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Rangers have apparently made everyone available, including short stop Elvis Andrus. The team is seeking another bat, given the uncertainty surrounding Nelson Cruz and a potential suspension from Biogenesis, with Jim Bowden indicating that they are targeting outfielders, not DH's.  Given the Cardinals need for...

St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina: Bad news

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Matt Holliday assists on Andrew McCutchen home run

Matt Holliday is one of the top hitters in baseball, but he is also known for creating several fielding bloopers during his career. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder added to his collection of defensive miscues with an embarrassing play on Tuesday. Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen took a pitch from Cardinals pitcher Tyler Lyons [...]

Indians acquire Mark Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have completed a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals, receiving left-handed relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski from the St. Louis Cardinals for SS Juan Herrera from short-season Mahoning Valley.  Rzepczynski is a 27-year old reliever who has spent the past two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Toronto...

St. Louis Cardinals season could be defined by upcoming road trip

The St. Louis Cardinals have embarked on one of their longest, and undoubtedly toughest, road trips of the season to face the Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds for 11 games in 10 days that will give the team a chance to measure itself against the National League’s best and give a preview of what type of competition the team will face in the playoffs. After...

Indians Add Marc Rzepczynski Because Why Not?

The Indians traded for Marc Rzepczynski. They traded Juan Herrera to get him. Tuesday is the day before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, and so far this is Tuesday’s only trade to take place. Despite all the rumors involving bigger names, only these players have been swapped, and most baseball fans probably literally couldn’t care any less. It’s a trade of one non-prospect...

Cardinals-Pirates Preview

Nipping at the heels of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope they're catching the division leaders at the right time. The top two teams in the NL open a pivotal five-game, four-day series Monday night at PNC Park. "I think the Cardinal series has been on a lot of the fans' dockets for some time now,'' Pirates manager Clint...

McNeal: Things go from bad to worse for Cards in Pittsburgh

ST. LOUIS -- Forget the good news. For the Cardinals Tuesday, there was only bad news and worse news. First, the worst: Yadier Molina had to exit with what the club called a right knee sprain. Yes, that's the same knee that sidelined Molina earlier in the month for two games. This time, Molina indicated that he will need more than a couple of days. He told reporters that he...

Games 105 and 106: Pirates vs. Cardinals Recap

Source: FanGraphs Source: FanGraphs Marlins series? What Marlins series? I have no idea what you’re talking about. Just two days have passed and it feels like losing two out of three over the weekend never happened. The Pittsburgh Pirates took both games of today’s doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals which resulted in three things.…
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