Found June 04, 2012 on Cardinals Diaspora:
Brutal. The Cardinals are absolutely brutal right now. Pitching? Awful. Defense? Rams-ish. Offense? Adron Chambers leads the team in RBIs for June. With one.Injuries have ravaged the Cardinals. Matt Holliday, David Freese, Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran have all had extended time on the DL along with Adam Wainwright and Kyle Lohse on the pitching side. What was that? 6 players will All-Star potential haven't gone on the DL? You don't say...No, I'm pretty sure that pretty much every team in the NL would love to have any of those guys in the middle of their lineup. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have all of them and continue to suck at the teat of mediocrity for the 7th straight week. Jon Jay and Skip Shumaker are nice role players. Guys that can make an impact when they're going. But they're not the guys the Cardinals counted on to carry the team in March heading into the season, so it's weak sauce to use them as the scapegoats when the team in flailing in June.La...

Rosenthal still benefiting from big league camp

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. It was an overcast spring training morning in mid-March, while most hitters were finishing up batting practice and pitchers were inside enjoying some lunch. Pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal was not among them. He was on the bullpen mound just outside the Cardinals clubhouse, engaged in a conversation that he still remembers daily. One he takes with him to the...

Cardinals select Wacha at No. 19

ST. LOUIS Monday night was a time for dreams, and pitcher Michael Wacha met his future with familiar faces by his side. A little after 8 p.m., family and some Texas A&M teammates joined him at his residence in College Station, Texas, by the time Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig prepared to make an announcement that changed his life. There it was, closure for...

St. Louis Cardinals David Freese goes between-the-legs after making catch (Video)

Over the years, I've seen some pretty crazy plays made in Major League Baseball games but St. Louis Cardinals David Freese pulled off something I've never seen before. New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was at the plate when he hit a sharp liner to Freese who was able to knock down the ball. Watch as Freese goes the between the legs to throw out Gee at first...

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Escaping The Big Apple

St. Louis Cardinals chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Monday afternoon, I joined Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in a special installment of this year’s series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” I reported from New York’s Citi Field after the Mets defeated the Cards in three of four games. Cardinals...

The Cardinals could do well to consider State College

As part of the Nolan Ryan takeover in Texas, Chuck Greenberg was pushed out as Rangers CEO in March 2011. The Pittsburgh native has since been rumored to be interested in buying the Pirates, but owner Bob Nutting reportedly does not have his team on the market. One club Greenberg does own is the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League. St. Louis Cardinals fans may be familiar...

Carson Kelly Opens 2012 Cards Draft Day Two

The St. Louis Cardinals selected 14 players in day two of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, led by Oregon high school third baseman Carson Kelly.

Berkman: Pedal to the metal

Hot News for OF Lance Berkman

Cards avoid 4 Game Sweep

The St. Louis Cardinals avoided a 4-game sweep, defeating the Mets 5-4 at Citi Field. Allen Craig put the Cardinals ahead for good with a two-run homer in the eighth inning. The Mets' were unable to capitalize on a fourth straight impressive outing from one of their starting pitchers, this time in Dillon Gee. They were however, able to make it interesting...

Wacha leads 2012 Cardinals Draft Day One

The St. Louis Cardinals selected Texas A&M right-hander Michael Wacha with the 19th overall selection of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft and added four others before Monday night was over.

Garcia: All signs positive

Hot News for SP Jaime Garcia

Astros improving while Cardinals winning less in minors

It was a random Sunday tweet from a Houston Astros follower, destined to be lost among the volumes of Twitter noise – except I couldn’t forget it. “All Astros farm teams at .500 or better. Hasn’t happened in a long time.” Player development is the main priority in all organizations, but playing winning baseball is important, too. Of course, it would be ridiculous to declare...

Walton’s Cardinals New York series minutes

Brian Walton’s notes from the St. Louis Cardinals’ four-game series against the Mets in New York.

Cardinals-Astros Preview

(AP) -- St. Louis manager Mike Matheny hopes the Cardinals' latest performance is the beginning of good things to come for his struggling team. With their longest losing streak of the season over, the Cardinals open a three-game road series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. St. Louis (28-27) totaled one run while dropping the first three of a four-game series at...

Surreal Weekend. Pre-Game: St. Louis Cardinals (27-27) @ New York Mets (31-23)

What a weekend!  The last 72 hours for Mets fans has been so surreal, I’m still wondering if it all really happened.  The defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals have been held to 1 run…ONE!  all series so far, Johan pitched the first Mets no-hitter in history (still trying to process that one), and R.A. Dickey said “I’ll see your no-hitter and raise you another shut...
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