Found March 16, 2013 on
Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
Let me preface this by saying that I really respect Peter Gammons. He is one of the best reporters in the game. However a tweet from him this morning had me scratching my head.
Here is the tweet from Gammons at 11:23 AM this morning:
"Cards are asking about a SS as well as P. Interested in Lucas Harrell and Bud Norris of Astros."
The Cardinals currently have Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller locked in a battle for the 5th starter spot and the other 4 starters have had a pretty good spring. Jaime Garcia has shown no ill affects from his shoulder issues from last year. Adam Wainwright looks like he has returned to his 2010 form and Lance Lynn and Jake Westbrook have not showed any signs of slippage.
With the starters fairing well this spring and the emergence of Michael Wacha, it begs the question as to why the Cardinals would feel the need to pursue more pitching?
Derrick Goold suggested the Cards could be bargain hunting from the salary dumping Astros. However, while ...
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JUPITER, Fla. Shelby Miller knows what will happen if best friend Joe Kelly is tabbed as the Cardinals fifth starter over him.
"If he gets the fifth spot, I'm not going to talk to him anymore," Miller quipped.
Jokes aside, the roommates find themselves as the two remaining competitors to be the fifth starter in the Cardinals' rotation.
The situation could be...
The fight for the fifth spot in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation has been one of the most followed stories throughout spring training. Manager Mike Matheny has held an open competition for the spot throughout spring camp and there are just two contestants remaining after Trevor Rosenthal's move to the bullpen last week and Michael Wacha's assignment to Memphis...
On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that ace starter Adam Wainwright would make the opening day start when the team kicks off the 2013 season on the road at Arizona on April 1. Wainwright certainly deserves the opening day start, but will the Cardinals also reward Wainwright with a contract offer before then?
As was discussed on Friday night's episode of The Cruddy...
On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers had five games against the Miami Marlins minor leaguers. All were on the Miami side of the complex except for Peoria 2’s game, which was on St. Louis’ diamonds, all at Roger Dean.
Only Peoria 2, the lowest-level club, was victorious. Not only did they shut out the Marlins’ fifth club, they almost no-hit them. Memphis (three...
There are just two weeks remaining until opening day and many of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects have flourished down at spring training under the Florida sun. Continuing our countdown of the Cardinals' top prospects, No. 1 on the list is easily making the most noise of all position players in camp.
Oscar Taveras, OF, 20
2012 Highest Level: Springfield
2012 AA Stats...
With just two weeks until MLB's opening day of the 2013 season, former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher and current free agent Kyle Lohse is still looking for a home and a place to play this season. As was discussed on a recent episode of The Cruddy Show, there have been plenty of excuses made for why Kyle Lohse has not been signed at this point, most notably, that a team...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright has no idea who the fan was that gave him that picture last week. He'd sure like to tell them thank you.
Wainwright limited Washington to one run in six strong innings in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 exhibition victory over the Nationals on Friday, his second consecutive impressive start since a fan helped him fix a mechanical flaw....
We're inching closer to real baseball, and today the Cardinals announced that Adam Wainwright will be the Opening Day starter.
This surprises no one.
But there are still some big issues to resolve before the Cardinals start the season. So let's break down where we're at headed into the last 2 weeks of spring.
Oscar. Will he make the team? Looks like this...
Spring Training 2013 was not supposed to be an exciting one for the St. Louis Cardinals. A team that had made very few offseason moves was primarily set for the upcoming season. Then, an injury to a veteran starter opened up a door.
Cardinals prospect Michael Wacha
The injury to Chris Carpenter might have opened up a door but the depth within the organization has kicked it...
Adam Wainwright limited Washington to one run in six strong innings and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer in the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-1 exhibition victory over the Nationals on Friday.
Facing mostly Washington backups, Wainwright took a shutout into the sixth inning and allowed only three hits in his second consecutive impressive start.
Jon Jay and Adams homered in a four...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Shawn Hill allowed one hit in four innings, and Matt Tuiasosopo hit a long homer to lead the Detroit Tigers over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 Saturday.
Hill, likely to start the season at Triple-A, struck out thee and walked one. Bruce Rondon, Jose Alvarez and Luke Putkonen finished the four-hitter as the Cardinals were shut out for the third time in six games...
Which prospects drew attention in St. Louis Cardinals major league spring training camp last week?
Here are yesterday’s minor league stats for the Cardinals, again courtesy of John Vuch. Boone Whiting and Kevin Siegrist both pitched well in their spring debuts.
Minor League Highlights, 3/15
Memphis defeated Las Vegas, 4-2
Barret Browning 2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K’s
Richard Castillo 2 IP, 1 H, no runs, 2 BB, 1 K
Dean Kiekhefer 2 IP, 3 H, 1 K