Found July 15, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
John Nagel of @stlbabybirds ranks the St. Louis Cardinals top ten prospects at mid-season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The 2012 season began with a few question marks related to the St. Louis Cardinals prospects and farm system. Would Oscar Taveras be able to make the jump to double A Springfield? When would Shelby Miller make his MLB debut? What would the 2012 draft look like without Jeff Luhnow, the former farm director? The Baby Birds mid-season top ten looks a little different than the pre-season list. We have some risers and some decliners. Lets see where they stack up: 1. Oscar Taveras, 20- Taveras has handled the jump from Low-A Quad Cities to Double-A Springfield amazingly well. Taveras is a future middle-of-the-order guy who could hit well above .300 with 30 plus home runs. As of July 14th, Taveras is fifth in the Texas League in home runs, first in average, and first in OPS. I don't think the Cardinals will rush him, I expect him in St. Louis in either late 2013...

What does the Trevor Rosenthal promotion mean?

As many St. Louis Cardinals fans already know, right-handed pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal has been promoted from Double-A Springfield to the big league bullpen. Maikel Cleto was optioned to Memphis, with Jaime Garcia being moved to the 60-day disabled list to clear a 40-man roster spot. The unusual move has led to a number of questions today, so I decided to jot down my thoughts...

Matt Holliday extends hitting streak to 14 games

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a pair of hits on Sunday night. -  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and All-Star Matt Holliday has been absolutely on fire lately. With a pair of hits in Sunday night's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Holliday extended his hitting streak to fourteen games,...

Carlos Beltran's St. Louis revival

If anyone hasn't noticed, Carlos Beltran has had himself a nice little season in St. Louis. This comes after spending most of the last three years on the injured list for the Mets.So far this season, Beltran has 22 home runs, which matches his highest output for any of the last three seasons. He's played in 85 games this season. His highest of the three previous seasons is...

2012 Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Carlos Beltran?

Not since the 2008 Major League Baseball season has the St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran had what would be considered a good all-around productive season.  Beltran, while with the New York Mets  finished the 2008 season with 27 Home Runs, 112 Runs Batted In, and a .284 Batting Average.  Since then and from the 2009-2011 season, Beltran’s numbers...

Rosenthal shocked for call up to big leagues

MILWAUKEE As they looked for a solution to fix their struggling bullpen, the Cardinals contemplated bringing up pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal from Double-A Springfield for more than a month. Sunday night, they finally pulled the trigger. Rosenthal was summoned into the manager's office after Double-A Springfield's 8-6 victory Sunday night and told he had been promoted...

St. Louis LHS Jaime Garcia: To be away longer

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Cards prospect speaks: Batavia SS Alex Mejia

The St. Louis Cardinals’ fourth-round draft pick from last month talks about his experiences.

Cardinals sign Fuentes to Minor League deal

The St. Louis Cardinals signed free agent reliever Brian Fuentes to a Minor League deal on Saturday. His addition gives the team another left-handed option. Fuentes, 36, was released by the A's earlier this month. He allowed just six earned runs in his first 19 innings, but he yielded 13 runs over a six-inning stretch in his final seven appearances. Fuentes will report...

St. Louis RHR Maikel Cleto: One pen to another

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Cardinals swept out of Cincinnati

The St. Louis Cardinals lost all three weekend games to the Reds, including another close one Sunday.

Cardinals recap: Cincinnati Reds 4 St. Louis Cardinal 2

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jake Westbrook pitched well in the Cardinals 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. -(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The second half of the season just has not gone as planned for the St. Louis Cardinals and manager Mike Matheny as the Cardinals fell for the third time in three days to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday night by the score of 4-2. Cardinals...

Trevor Rosenthal called up to St. Louis | Baseball Instinct 2012

While we highlighted Trevor Rosenthal with a Prospect Instinct 2012 spotlight earlier in the season it’s time to take another look. On July 16, 2012 the St. Louis Cardinals called up the RHP... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Seeing Reds

St. Louis Cardinals weekly chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Late Friday afternoon, I joined Ken Miller and Jim Brinson on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines in our regular series to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals, “Cardinal Talk.” We closed out the first half, then set up the road weekend series as the Cardinals face the Cincinnati Reds to open the post...

Cardinals lose late lead, Cincy series opener

The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright saw Friday night’s game get away from them.

Cardinals and Brian Fuentes nearing deal

Brian Fuentes who was released earlier this week, is nearing a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Fuentes struggled with the A's while posting a 6.84 ERA, 1.8 HR/9, 3.6 BB/9 and 6.5 SO/9 in 25.0 innings this season. But that didn't stop teams from expressing interest in the left-hander as up to six teams had shown interest. The Cardinals...
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