Found June 30, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras has been wowing the crowds at Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri all season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of the most underrated prospects in minor league baseball is St. Louis Cardinals prospect outfielder Oscar Taveras.   Taveras is making quite a splash with AA Springfield this year. Taveras, who just turned 20, is playing far beyond his minimal experience. Oscar Taveras signed with the Cardinals at the age of 17 as an international signee out of the Dominican Republic and has shot through the Cardinals farm system since. In 2011 Taveras played for the Quad Cities River Bandits, which is the Cardinals "low" A affilliate. The next step should have been "high" A Palm Beach, but Cardinal officials decided to push a little and assigned him to AA Springfield for 2012. Many scouts say the hardest jump in the minor leagues is from A to AA. If that is true, and Taveras was making a triple jump, he should have been ...

Be the Cardinals GM: Who to trade?

Those who believe the St. Louis Cardinals need to make a trade to give the club a second-half push see pitching as the primary need. A reader poll earlier this week labeled the team’s top priority requirement as left-handed relief (approximately 45% of the vote), a starting pitcher (30%), then right-handed bullpen help (15%). This is the companion part to that first post. After...

Cardinals figure to be looking for some relief

With the National League's top offense in place, one that will get better sometime next month with the expected return of Lance Berkman after knee surgery, the Cardinals' future this season will hinge on their pitching, which has been good to very good in the rotation and fair to not very good in the bullpen. There has been a cause-and-effect issue in that Lance Lynn, counted...

St. Louis Cardinals Top Hitting Prospects | Touch’em All 2012

The St Louis Cardinals are a great organization from top to bottom.  They have a tremendous pitching staff in the minors, however I don’t think they get the credit the deserve for the great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Baby Birds: Oscar Taveras shines in this week's farm update

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Beltran gets 2,000th hit with RBI single

Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals got his 2,000th career hit on an RBI single in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The switch-hitting Beltran, batting left-handed, singled to the opposite field against Kevin Correia to tie the score at 2 Friday night. During a standing ovation while waiting on first base, he doffed his cap several times. Earlier this season...

Furcal, Beltran lead four Cardinals all-stars

Two St. Louis Cardinals are All-Star Game starters - Rafael Furcal and Carlos Beltran - with Yadier Molina and Lance Lynn joining them on the 2012 National League squad.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Taming the Bucs

St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Joe Quinn on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in out regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We set up the home weekend series as the Cardinals entertain the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cardinals followers in central Iowa can...

Has Lance Lynn pitched himself out an All-Star selection?

With Lance Lynn's recent struggles, it will be hard for National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa to select him to the NL roster. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn started the 2012 season blazing and looked like a cinch to make the National League All-Star team in just his second season in the Major Leagues. But lately, Lynn...

Cardinals 5, Pirates 4

Allen Craig homered for the second time in three days and All-Star Yadier Molina also connected as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday. Pittsburgh was trying to sweep a series of at least three games in St. Louis for the first time since 1997. Jason Motte got the last four outs for his 17th save in 21 chances to end the Pirates' four-game winning streak. Motte was...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 76

First off, sorry about the outage yesterday.  Things should be all fixed up now.  I’m sure you missed us. The Pirates have struggled thus far against the Cardinals.  They are 2-4 on the season and have lost both series.  St. Louis has outscored the Bucs 34-20 this season. With yesterday’s win the Pirates have not [...]

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates (41-35) at Cardinals (40-37) 2:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Pirates will try and build on the big-time momentum they captured yesterday and turn it into a series win this afternoon. It’s an early start on a Saturday to avoid the FOX blackouts. Today’s starters… Jeff Karstens (0-2, 6.35) vs. Lance Lynn (10-3, 3...

Baby Birds: Several Cardinals prospects selected to All-Star games

Several St. Louis Cardinals minor league prospects have been chosen to play in various All-Star games this summer. -  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As the weather turns to the heat of summer, quite literally in St. Louis actually, it generally means it is mid-season across professional baseball.  Mid-season generally means that baseball All-Star games are approaching. The 2012...
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